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The Truth About Sleeping in Linen in Winter

No one would argue against the fact that linen and summer go hand-in-hand—when December rolls around there’s nothing more effective than linen for surviving the sweltering temperatures. (Aside from air conditioning, obviously.) We know we’re not the only ones who opt for wearing and sleeping in linen almost exclusively to help manage the super-sunny climate. But what to do with all things linen once winter rolls around? While you might pack away your lightweight linen dresses it turns out there’s no need to stash your linen bedding in favour of something else. Linen is great at creating a comfortable and cosy bed year-round. Yep, even in July. Keep reading for 3 reasons why linen bedding comes out on top when it’s chilly.

#1: It Has Built-In Climate Control

During winter most of us layer quilts and blankets until we emulate a human burrito. But have you ever woken up clammy in the middle of the night courtesy of all those layers? Keeping toasty needn’t mean ending up covered in sweat—and this is where linen comes in. Linen is a breathable fabric, making it great for both top and bottom sheets. By throwing a doona or blanket on top you’ll stay snug but perspiration-free. It’s all down to the fibers, which are longer than cotton and so create a looser weave within the fabric. Linen is also better at absorbing moisture (20% more in fact). It is very good at naturally regulating body temperature, great news for anyone who gets really hot or cold at night too.

#2: It’s Eco-Friendly

For the growing group of people concerned with making considered purchases, it’s good to know you can rely on linen. The flax plant, from which linen is made, is able to grow and thrive without the use of excessive pesticides and irrigation. This means that overall linen is rather green compared to other manchesters. It’s also biodegradable, recyclable, and sustainable—what more could you want? As an added bonus, Bed Threads delivers its bedding bundles using carbon neutral provider Sendle, and uses reusable flax bags keeping your purchase free from unnecessary plastic.

#3: It’s Super-Soft

Rather like a fine wine, linen gets better with age. The fabric softens with each wash making it more comfortable as days roll by. Why exactly? Well, it’s all down to linen’s moisture absorption qualities which grow with each laundry cycle. (Which is why it’s often something passed down through the generations.) This is great news for those who like to create a nest for themselves to sleep in once winter’s cooler temperatures arrive. The perfect layering tool, linen bedding can be layered on top of pretty much anything without ever feeling heavy or stiff to the touch. Prepare to snuggle.