We talk and write about linen fabric and linen items made of it a lot. Let’s now take a look to the origins of this beloved fabric of mine, let’s look at the history of linen fabric! Ancestors of linen bed linen, linen tablecloths and linen clothes come from very early days of humanity.
Linen fiber together with wool fiber is one of the oldest used by humans. Linen fibers are produced from the stems of the flax plan. Linen was an important textile before cotton and other fibers as it is very versatile and can serve many purposes. The best thing about flax plant is that all its parts can be used for something – so no part of it is wasted. For quality linen fabric only best stems are used, but the left over parts –like linseeds, oil, straw, lower-quality stems – are turned into many products: lino, soap, healthy nutritious oil, paper, even cattle feed and lots more.
1. Obvious as it sounds – read the care labels when you prepare for washing linen bed linen for the first time. It’s surprising how few of us actually do this! Care labels always provide the specific instructions for caring for your linen bedlinen based on the weaving type, thread count, colors and other important specifics of the the fabric they are made from. Laundry instructions may appear to be the same as of other bed linen you have, but it takes only few seconds to make sure.
Duvet covers are a usual piece of bed linen mainly in Europe. In the United States comforters are used with flat sheets between one and the sleeper. But a custom of encasing a comforter with a cover is getting popular in USA too. To keep down comforters clean and hygienic one must put a cover or them. Avoiding flat sheets makes bed making quick and easy too!
As duvet cover is used directly next to skin, it is very important, what fabric it is made of. And because a duvet is a large piece of bedding that is clearly visible and noticeable, the design of your duvet cover plays major role when creating an atmosphere in the bedroom.
How often do you buy a brand new bed linen set? Are you the spontaneous type of a buyer (and have at least some bed sets that lie unopened?). Are you a careful planner and still have no time to buy a fresh set of bedding linen? Or maybe you only buy when the old bed set is completely torn?
No matter which type you belong to, you might want to know several things about how to buy bed linen in order to spend your money wise and save your time and effort.
Since linen fabric is my work as well as a passion, my friends and acquaintances often call me a “linen expert” and ask me lots of challenging questions. The most common one is about the benefits of linen bedding. Ok, they say, I can see in your shop – linen bed linen is gorgeous, but why on earth I should buy them except for the beauty? And I of course have a list of reasons at hand
Should similar question arise to you, too, read on to find out 8 reasons to love pure linen bed sheets.