Falling For Flax: Six Reasons We Love LinenMay 8, 2014
Our love affair with linen goes way, way back. After all, it’s one of the oldest natural fabrics known to man. This season we’re sprucing up our linen bedding with contemporary hues and color-drenched dip-dyes, but the reasons why we’re head over heels for this time-honored fiber remain true.
Strong and mighty
Woven from supremely durable flax fibers, linen is two to three times as strong as cotton.
Its excellent air permeability and heat conductivity keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
A style chameleon
Linen complements both classic and more modern bedrooms, depending how you launder it. Laid flat after washing, your duvet will have a casual, rumpled look. Steaming or ironing will create a crisp and clean style.
It gets softer with every wash, which means the texture will become lovelierand more luxuriouswith time.
Flax fiber is dust and bacteria resistant, making it a natural non-allergenic choice.
A storied past
Linen dates dates back to 30,000 B.C., when it was first used to wrap Egyptian pharaohs in their tombs.