Most home textile items, made of any fabric, in British household – are referred to as "linens", but the true and natural linen is fabric woven from the flax plant. The most appreciated feature of linen fabric is that it remains cool and fresh even in hot and humid environments. Any linen bed linen will be a heaven to sleep even in the hottest weather.
Pure linen used to produce linen bed linen does not provoke allergies or skin irritations on the contrary to many synthetic fabrics. Together its naturally cooling nature, linen fabric makes the ideal material for home textile suitable for sensitive skins. (more…)
The process of restoring and restyling could be similar to this: (more…)
Linen fabric is one of the oldest in the world. It is made from the stems of the flax plant and was a widely used and very important textile before cotton and other fibers. To produce linen fabric only the best fibers are used but other parts are not wasted as well as this is why linen fabric is eco-friendly and flax plant appreciated that much. The left over parts - linseeds, oil, straw, lower-quality fiber are used in producing a wide range of products: from lino, soap, healthy oil to paper and even cattle feed.
Best conditions to grow flax plants are well-drained soil and a cool, humid environment. European climate is perfect for this –flax grown in Western and Eastern Europe is regarded the best for best quality linen fiber. Flax (aka common flax or linseed or by scientifical name Linum usitatissimum) is a member of the plant family Linaceae. (more…)
Although an enormous array of colors, shades and patterns are nowadays available in linen bed linen market, specialist interior designers for image aware homeowners suggest deciding on natural shades.
While there certainly are some people that may possibly claim that vibrant, striking and even garish colors have their place in the bedding choices of customers; lots of interior designers propose choosing elegant, neutral and comforting shades of linen bed linen. Pure linen fabric itself is a natural product made of flax plant and choosing linen bed linen sets in more neutral tones adds even more understated elegance. And this combination can result in the sense of calmness in a bedroom and create a refreshing space for relaxation. (more…)
It is widely accepted that good quality linen bed linen improves the quality of sleep that we get. Unfortunately, we often do not know how to properly care of our luxurious linen bedding in which we have invested. And this results in unwillingly shortening the life and quality of our precious bed linen. Here are 5 simple steps to follow when taking care for your linen bed linen.
1. Read the care labels! It sounds obvious, but it’s surprising how little of us actually do this when purchasing linen bed linen or / and laundering it for the first time! Care labels are meant to provide all the specific information you need to launder your linen bedding properly. The instructions are based on the fabric and weaving type, thread count, dye type and other features. Take few seconds to familiarize with manufacturer’s advices and guidelines. (more…)