Pure Linen Range – Baroque Oxford White
Pure linen bedding is incomparably cool, fresh and comfortable. A strong natural fibre derived from the flax plant, it is more durable than cotton which results in a lifespan that can be up to 3 times longer than cotton percale bedding. The fabric becomes softer and even more luxurious with washing. Pure linen does crease with washing and this adds to its “charm.” This creasing does however reduce after a few washes. As the linen fibre comes from the flax plant, it is considered to have natural antiseptic properties. Being a pure, natural product, it also has hypoallergenic properties.
The longevity of pure linen products can be seen when trawling through antique shops in Italy where old antique linen bedding is a highly prized commodity.
These products are manufactured in South Africa by Linen Drawer from top quality pure linen fabric.
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This is a “green” product because...
Flax is a pure natural product that is MUCH stronger than cotton or cotton / polyester blends. Linen bedding has been known to last up to 20 years and much older examples can still be found in antique shops in Italy.
The flax plant uses far less water than cotton and its cultivation requires no toxic chemicals.
The history of Linen...
Linen is a fabric made from the fibres of the flax plant. While linen is laborious to manufacture, the linen fabric is highly valued for exceptional coolness and freshness in hot weather.
Linen fabric may be some of the oldest fabric in the world with evidence that linen has been used for many thousands of years. Fragments of various types of fabrics, including linen, dating back to around 8 000 BC have been found in a Swiss lake dwelling …..and dyed flax fibres were found at an excavation site at Dzudzuana Cave in Georgia – Eastern Europe, where archaeologists discovered flax fibres that were preserved inside pollen chambers which date back to around 34000BC. This is the oldest evidence of man made textiles ever discovered.
In ancient Egypt, linen was sometimes used as currency and Egyptian mummies were wrapped in linen as a symbol of light and purity and also as a display of wealth. Today, linen is usually an expensive fabric produced in relatively small quantities. It has a long "staple" (individual fibre length) relative to cotton and other natural fibres.