Linen Facts and Benefits

Linen Facts and Benefits

100% Stonewash Bedding Linen Collection

Created from the finest French flax, our bedding is stonewashed for softness and has a relaxed, lived-in look.  The washing process creates depth and texture, while tumble drying achieves a tousled, casual appearance.

  • 100% linen woven fabric
  • Le Lux Linen bedding is pre-shrunk, machine washable, suitable for tumble drying and requires no ironing to maintain its natural look
  • Duvet cover has tie closures
  • Regular use and washing will only make the bedding more soft, supple and enduring

Reasons to love pure linen products

The reasons to love pure linen, as the fabric of choice for sheets and pillowcases Is because they offer a number of health benefits.  Unfortunately, we have moved away from this natural product to synthetics and various blends.  But, fortunately, what is old in bedding is becoming new once again.

How can sheets be healthy? - The right type of bedding can be good for your health.  Even cotton sheets (usually blended with a synthetic) on the market have been heavily sprayed with pesticides.  However, it may be confusing if you are shopping for sheets in Australia because the term ‘linen’ has become a generic term for all fabrics used to make sheets – even synthetics like polyester.

Sleeping on pure linen sheets does have benefits.  Made from flax fibres, linen has been grown for thousands of years and is one of the world’s oldest fabrics.  In the language of flowers, the word ‘flax’ means ‘benefactor’.

The benefits of pure linen fabric

  • Has a light massaging effect because of the microscopic breaks throughout the fabric.
  • Suppresses live pathogenic bacteria, microflora, and fungi and is not known to cause allergies
  • Can last more than 20 years
  • Stimulates blood flow and promotes relaxation
  • Warm in winter and cool in summer due to the breathable fabric
  • Absorbent – has excellent abilities to absorb superfluous moisture
  • Twice as strong as cotton
  • Environmentally friendly – all the flax used to make linen is used in other ways – the seeds are pressed to make linseed oil which is used in floor coverings, such as linoleum, and paint. Linen is a renewable resource and it needs no irrigation.  Linen is also fully biodegradable.

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  • Sue Johnston
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