I love linen bedding for many reasons! Here goes my reasons why and some facts for caring for it and a HUGE warning you should know before you purchase.
Linen is a fabric that has been used for thousands of years. It is natural fiber made from the flax plant and is a stronger and more durable alternative to cotton.
One of the things that most people love is its natural richness, it can be recycled and is biodegradable.
Its strength and durability are also reasons that many people choose linen. It is up to twice as strong as cotton and up to three times stronger than wool. Add to this the fact that it is stable and doesn’t lose its shape, and you have a fabric that is designed to stand the test of time.
Linen also offers a range of other benefits:
- Absorbent—linen absorbs water well. Linen can absorb as much as 20% of its weight in moisture before feeling wet, plus it allows water to evaporate quickly. This is one of the reasons that it always feels soft and cool, when touched or slept on. Linen is also a perfect choice for table linens.
- Doesn’t stretch—it keeps its shape.
- Anti-static—this makes it resistant to dust and many stains and can even help soften and preserve the skin due to its natural pH balance.
- Non-allergenic properties—this helps people who suffer from allergies, particularly dust mite allergies and skin diseases/issues.
- Lint free—it is resistant to lint.
- Durable—it is also resistant to abrasions, making it even more durable.
- Temperature— Linen has high air permeability and heat conductivity properties, that means, it is a breathable fabric. Makes you warm in the winter and keeps you cool in the summer.
Caring for your linen bedding:
- Wash warm
- Dry low, its okay for it to still be damp
The BIGGEST and MOST important thing to know before purchasing linen bedding, IT SHEDS!!
Now, I don’t know how else to say this but linen bedding sheds. While linen it’s self is resistant to lint it can create lint. Which means everything around your bed will become linty and/or dusty with whatever color linen bedding you have.
When I first got my grey linen bed set I didn’t understand why I had all these grey dust balls on the floor and grey lint on my nightstands and side tables but later realized it was from the bedding. I’ve since spoken with other people with linen bedding and they have too confirmed the same experience. So in the end there are MANY reasons why I love linen bedding but if you are not ready to dust a little more each week, then this is not the bedding for you. But luxury has it’s price and this is the price you pay for linen bedding, a little extra dusting!