7 Biggest Benefits of Sleeping in 100% Flax Linen
You might be wondering, why linen? 100% flax linen, in particular? Not only is it very much in demand, but it's a timeless material that will never go out of style. And while the aesthetic qualities of this premium bedding are obvious, its popularity isn’t purely a matter of style.
We're committed to creating luxurious bedding that’s comfortable to sleep in - regardless of the season. From softening with every wash to being an eco-friendly material, the benefits of this beautiful natural manchester are plentiful.
Below we look at seven of the biggest benefits of sleeping in 100% flax linen that will convince you of just how fantastic this fabric really is and why it's time to invest in some quality linen ASAP.
7 biggest benefits of sleeping in 100% flax linen
1. It's luxurious
Transforming your bedroom into a luxurious space with timeless appeal, there’s simply nothing that rivals flax linen when it comes to style. Complementing both period and contemporary interiors, linen’s simplicity, texture and natural feel will tie in elegantly with any home decor scheme.
Available in a diverse colour palette from Rust to Sage, linen bedding is the discerning choice whether you favour muted tones or bolder statements. It also looks better when it's unwashed and un-ironed, and gives any space a relaxed yet refined finish.
2. It's breathable
Flax linen benefits from high air permeability and is an efficient conductor of heat. In other words, it's a breathable fabric which regulates your temperature to keep you comfortable across the seasons. Perfect for those who are hot sleepers but can't stand not having some protection while they sleep during the warmer months, or those who get extra chilly in winter.
You'll feel cool in summer and warm in the colder months, ensuring that it is easier to catch up on all-important rest.
3. It's highly absorbent
Linen fibres are hollow and can absorb as much as 20 per cent of their weight in moisture before they start feeling wet, so linen bedding always feels fresh to the touch.
4. It has a gorgeous texture
The distinctive texture of flax linen has to be experienced to be appreciated. It softens with every wash (no fabric softener necessary), and thanks to its refined texture, it delivers a light massaging effect due to the breaks throughout the fabric, which makes it exceptionally gentle on the skin.
5. It repels dirt
Linen fibres repel dirt. Yes, really. Your bedding is naturally stain-resistant and will remain looking fresh and vibrant for longer. Although, you should definitely wash your set regularly for hygiene reasons, of course, and also because it will become even softer with wear.
6. It's durable
It can be so disappointing when your carefully chosen bedding starts to show signs of wear. Most bedding won’t remain pristine and beautiful for very long but it's a different story with linen, which actually improves with use.
With its incredible tensile strength, linen thread is twice as durable as cotton or wool. In fact, linen is the strongest natural fibre there is, approximately 30% thicker and stronger than cotton.
Lasting for decades, if properly cared for, it's an amazing investment for your home, not to mention, your sleep.
Environmental concerns are very much to the fore right now and are likely to be influencing almost every aspect of your life. While recycling your trash and minimising your use of plastic is probably becoming second nature, you might not have thought about your choice of bedding.
Flax requires less water and fewer pesticides than cotton in order to thrive. The entire crop is utilised, even the elements which do not feature in the production of linen. For example, the seeds are pressed to make linseed oil. Linen is a renewable resource and is both biodegradable and recyclable making flax linen bedding the earth-friendly choice.
Discover our range of luxurious and accessible 100% French flax linen bedding here.
Now for the hard part - choosing the perfect colour linens for your bedroom. Here we offer all the advice to help make your decision easier.