My love for linen first started whilst living in southern rural France, in a small village not far from the Mediterranean Sea. I fell in love with the traditional linen and lace curtains which the French use to dress their windows with their light airy feel and elegant impression. During my time working with linen I have come to learn that not only is it a fantastic styling product but it also has several other major benefits making linen the ultimate choice when it comes to choosing your interior fabrics.
What makes Linen Superior?
⦁ Linen is made from Flax fibres which is one of the strongest natural fibres making it twice as strong as other fabrics such as cotton or other similar fibres. This means that you will get a much longer life span when choosing a linen fabric, in fact it can actually last for decades!
⦁ Linen fabric wicks moisture and repels stains... which means less washing!! Although, linen is proven to get stronger and more beautiful with every wash and whiter when hung to dry in the sun ...what's a girl to do?
⦁ Linen fabric has a light massaging effect because of the microscopic breaks throughout the fabric, flax cell also combines very well together with human cell and that is exactly what brings us to comfort and good feeling when resting our heads on a luxurious linen pillowcase at night.
⦁ Due to its bacteria resistant, ventilating, moisture absorbing and evaporating capabilities, linen is know as anti allergic which is why linen is the recommended fabric for children's interiors and also people with skin allergies.
⦁ Linen has a high air permeability and heat conductive properties – that means, it is a breathable fabric - making you warm in the winter and keeping you cool in the summer.
⦁ Flax has outstanding moisture absorbance. Linen can absorb as much as 20% of its weight in moisture before feeling wet, perfect for window dressing as this reduces the likelihood of condensation.
⦁ It is environmentally friendly – Linen is a renewable resource and it needs no irrigation. Linen is also fully biodegradable unlike synthetic materials such as nylon and polyester. Nylon and polyester curtain fabrics are made from petrochemicals, which are very polluting to the environment and one of the key factors contributing to the global warming situation #thinkgreen.
If all of this isn't enough to make you go running to the checkout, know that to own pure linen whether for curtains or bedding is certainly a status symbol… a choice and reflection of a more prestigious lifestyles, explaining why linen is the number one choice for celebrities and 5 star hotels worldwide. So treat yourself to a little bit of #LinenLuxury today....go on you know you want too!