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09 February 2015

February. . . The Month of Love

Posted in Your Comfort, Bathroom

February is the month of love… Valentine’s Day is on Saturday 14 February and while there are many ways to celebrate this special day,
from supper out or time spent together with your partner,
to receiving / giving gifts that “express how you feel” for that special person in your life.
Gifts range from an exquisite single red rose to the car of your dreams…and much in between.

We have a great product that might be the perfect, unique gift for you and your partner..
So why not spoil each other this Valentine’s Day with matching Egyptian Cotton Gowns...?

Egyptian Cotton Bath Robe for him and her:
These gowns are manufactured by Linen Drawer from brilliant white,
 sateen weave, pure combed Egyptian cotton in a 400 thread count percale construction.
The gowns are luxurious! The fabric has a smooth satiny surface and a soft fabric drape that is inviting to the touch.
Manicure length sleeves (3/4 length), perfect for men and women and available in S, M, L & XL. 

These products are manufactured in South Africa by Linen Drawer from top quality pure Egyptian cotton fabric.
Indulge your senses. Buy your pure cotton bathrobe today! 

05 February 2015

Looking for that Perfect Valentine's Day surprise.?

Posted in General Information

Well, Look no further!!!

Where do you escape to when you need to relax and rejuvenate???

Your bedroom is the place where you can cocoon yourself in luxurious bed linen and relax and recharge.
If ever there was a room in your home that needed to be uniquely yours, your bedroom would be it.

Valentine’s Day is a special day.
A day when who knows what surprises might come your way.
A red rose placed on your desk? A hand written note or a beautiful card to tell you how special you are?
We would LOVE to hear your stories about this Valentine’s or any other Valentine’s Day.
Please share them with us….

If you want to make your bedroom that unique, special place this Valentine’s Day…..
that luxurious little piece of heaven, we can help.
Linen Drawer produces a host of top quality bed linen and offer a large selection of bedding and accessories that can help you do just that.

Our quality bed linen is manufactured in a variety of colours and fabrics….
crisp, plain weave, satin like feel….pure combed cotton percale in a range of different thread counts.
What these ranges have in common though, is that they are all absolutely luxurious!

Make climbing into bed at night, the highlight of your day!

 

Cotton is a pure, natural fabric! Cool in summer and warm in winter, it is long lasting and supremely comfortable.
It also does not pill (make little balls on the surface of the fabric).

 

These products are manufactured in South Africa by Linen Drawer from top quality pure cotton percale fabric.

 

19 January 2015

Why we are mad about Bamboo Towels...

Posted in Bathroom

In addition to being made from our eco-efficient friend bamboo,
soft and silky bamboo towels carry several benefits that make them more superior
(in our humble opinion) to cotton towels. In addition to being a green raw material,
bamboo makes soft and luxurious bath and kitchen towels.
If you’re even considering making the swap to bamboo towels,
just glance at the list below and you’ll be completely convinced.

Soft & Silky:


Bamboo fabric is an incredibly soft and silky material, often compared to cashmere or silk.
Towels made from bamboo viscose have an incredibly soft texture,
making them ideal for drying off after a bath or shower!
Protect your sensitive skin with a plush bamboo towel instead of using one made of scratchy cotton.

Hypoallergenic:


It is relatively well known that bamboo is a hypoallergenic material that is able to resist mold,
mildew, and even pests. Chemicals and pesticides are not needed to help it grow,
so the resulting fabric doesn’t contain the harsh toxins that often irritate the skin.
As a plant-based material, it does not carry lanolin, which is one of the main reasons individuals have allergic reactions to towels,
sheets, and clothing. These qualities make bamboo towels a great choice for babies, as well as those with allergies or sensitive skin.

Anti - Bacterial:


These claims go back and forth, and studies are still in the works,
but reports have shown that 100% bamboo sheets and towels retain the anti-bacterial qualities of the live bamboo plant.
Towels are known to be a hothouse for bacteria, mold, and mildew,
so an ideal solution would be to create a material that rejects those very pathogens and allergens,
which is precisely what you get with bamboo towels!

Highly Absorbent:

This may be the best feature of bamboo towels to date.
In addition to being plush and comfortable, the soft material is highly absorbent!
It’s frustrating to pick up a towel to find it still damp from yesterday’s shower,
but with bamboo towels, that is no longer a problem. The high absorbency means it takes a whole lotta water to make it feel damp.
Additionally, bamboo fiber retains the moisture-wicking properties of the plant in nature,
meaning your towel is always dry and ready for you.

Thermo - Regulating:

Bamboo is known for its ability to grow in a wide variety of climates,
partially due to its temperature adaptability. Fortunately, this quality is retained in the fabric,
making the bamboo towels and robes capable of adapting to the temperature of your bathroom,
keeping you comfortably warm or cool any time of the year.

Biodegradable:


Most naturally renewable textile materials are biodegradable,
but towels and linens are often blended with synthetic fabrics,
which sit in a landfill. Bamboo towels are great for the environment
because they are completely biodegradable at the end of their domestic lives.
The cellulose fibers will naturally decompose when exposed to sunlight,
and 100% bamboo towels can actually be composted to disintegrate completely into the earth.

Resistant to Pilling:


There’s nothing like pulling out your favorite soft and plush towel to instead find a shadow of its former glory.
Fortunately, bamboo towels are more resistant to pilling than their cotton counterparts, and retain their plush comfort longer.
Bamboo towels are great for the bathroom, but are just as good for the kitchen.
With their highly absorbent, yet quick-drying capabilities, you can dry dishes or clean up a spill lickity split!
Additionally, the anti-microbial qualities are great to have in the kitchen.
You can replace your disposable paper towels with reusable bamboo dish towels to reduce your carbon footprint on this planet we all call home.

 

12 January 2015

History of Bamboo Bath Towels

Posted in Bathroom

How bath towels originated and more recently bamboo bath towels?

Towels that we all use were actually first woven in modern day Bursa, Turkey in the 18th century.
These towels were hand woven, making a minimum of only 3-4 towels per day.
After the Industrial Revolution towels became a lot less expensive to produce and today
Turkey has an annual production of about 100 000 tons.


In more recent years hand loomed Real Bamboo and Organic Cotton Towels are being produced and they are the ultimate in luxury.
Bamboo fabric is highly absorbent, naturally antibacterial and luxuriously soft, dries faster than cotton.

 

25 November 2014

Why Egyptian Cotton???

Posted in General Information

Why choose it???

Now, if we’re honest, most of us have at some point in our lives been confronted with the ‘facts’ around Egyptian Cotton
and wondered about how this compares to normal Upland cotton as it is referred to in the industry.
You may have read up about the choices too, but did you really understand what it’s about? Is there merit in all the fuss? Lets see...

On the technical side: Egyptian Cotton is a cultivar of cotton known as Pima cotton and is originally grown in North & South America and in Egypt.
It is generally known that Pima (Egyptian) cotton has on average, a longer length and strength in the fibre than normal cotton.
It stands to reason therefore that it should be superior in strength and also more durable that normal cotton.
This is where the interesting part comes in…. Far from going into all the nitty-gritty details of the manufacturing process,
the short and sweet of it is that there are many factors that affect the final outcome of the quality of the fabric.
If the manufacturing process is not controlled correctly, more damage than good can be done to the end product.
What is the point of knowing this you might ask? Well, you should be able to make an informed decision when purchasing bedding,
especially when considering whether or not to buy Egyptian cotton. If you want to make climbing into bed at night the highlight of your day, then this is very important.
The reality is that today there are many options where normal cotton will give you as long a lifespan as Egyptian cotton and sometimes even longer.
It is very difficult to know the difference as it is, so our advice is to suggest that you make sure that you buy your bed linen from a reputable supplier.
Naturally, take your preference into account, as most Egyptian cotton bedding is made in a sateen weave, giving it that beautiful smooth surface.
If you prefer the crisp feel of cotton, remember that a good 200- or 300T/C normal pure cotton percale will serve you just as well.
There certainly is a space for both in the market.
Finally, be alert, ask questions, and enjoy your choice in the end.
Either way, knowing your options will help you make the best choice for you.

 

 

11 November 2014

Egyptian Cotton Bath Robes in 400 Thread count.

Posted in Your Comfort, Bathroom

These gowns are manufactured from brilliant white, sateen weave, pure combed Egyptian cotton. The gowns are luxurious!
The fabric has a smooth satiny surface and a soft fabric drape that is inviting to the touch. Manicure length sleeves (3/4 length),
perfect for men and women available in S, M, L & XL.

Add a satin stitch trim in Silver grey, Muted gold, Taupe, Duck Egg, Black or Navy
(the satin stitch trim goes all around the border of the gown from the one side of the hem up around the neck and down the other side to the other hem).
These products are manufactured in South Africa by Linen Drawer from top quality pure Egyptian cotton fabric.
Indulge your senses. Buy your pure cotton bathrobe today! Once you have it on, you may not want to take it off!

Cotton is a pure, natural fabric! Cool in summer and warm in winter. It is long lasting and supremely comfortable. It also does not pill
(make little balls on the surface of the fabric).

25 September 2014

Duck Egg Blue - Pure Cotton Throws

Posted in Blankets and throws

Ask anyone who knows us what our favourite colour is and they will probably give you the same answer…

Blue! Our current favourite blues to decorate with are the Duck Egg shades of blue that are so versatile and calming,
especially when paired with the greyer tones and powdery shades as shown in the image below, which are perfect for creating a relaxed,
cool environment which works amazingly when decorating your bedroom.
Please let us know what you think of this cool, calm room…..



These Horizon Pure Cotton Throws are knitted using pure cotton yarns that are extremely hard wearing, yet completely luxurious.
Being pure cotton, they are produced from natural fibres that are hypo-allergenic and healthy. These throws are versatile and can be used
throughout the home as a practical summer / autumn throw or as a decorative add-on to your décor at any time of the year.Produced in South Africa,
these throws are machine washable and tumble dry-able.




25 September 2014

Duck Egg Blue Towels

Posted in Bathroom

Mix and Match your Bed & Bath linen...

Add a touch of sophistication to your bathroom with these top quality, great value towels from our great value range of essentials bed and bath items.
In Duck Egg Blue (called Aqua-fur Blue on our website), these Towels are super-absorbent, quick drying and incredibly soft to the touch.

This range of towels is produced by Glodina (South Africa) from pure cotton and are referred to by the manufacturer as "A luxury 10 year towel."
They weigh 625g/sq.m and are thick, soft and thirsty. They are not snag proof, but are ultra durable and would be ideal in the most upmarket bathroom,
be that in your home or in a luxury top end hotel.



 

 

25 September 2014

Wrap yourself in Luxury with our Gorgeous Duck egg Blue beddding.

Posted in Bed Linen

Available to Buy online Today...

Perfect for bringing elegance into your master bedroom or for making your guests feel pampered, our opulent duck egg blue bedding will look absolutely stunning
while providing you with a wonderful night’s sleep. The subtle beauty of our duck egg blue shade can be highlighted by intricate embroidery, making it the perfect addition
to your contemporary or traditional decor.



How about using our beautiful designer range bed-linen which uses the classic combination of pale blue (duck egg blue) and white.
Then mix in some dark wood, classy lampshades and you have “the look.”

Designer Range - Opulence - Duck Egg (Cotton Percale)



These unique product ranges have been designed by the Linen Drawer design team. A combination of modern styling and classical elegance,
these ranges are produced from 200 thread count, pure cotton percale fabrics with pure cotton percale cuffs (or aspects),
creating unique design effects on these duvet cover sets.

Designer Range - Paradigm - Duck Egg (Cotton Percale)



These unique product ranges have been designed by the Linen Drawer design team.
A combination of modern styling and classical elegance, these ranges are produced from 200 thread count,
pure cotton percale fabrics with pure cotton percale cuffs (or aspects), creating unique design effects on these duvet cover sets.

Both are available from the Linen Drawer online shop www.linendrawer.co.za today.

Delivery of any item purchased from our website is free to anywhere in S.A.






26 August 2014

Reasons for using 100% Flax Linen for Your Garments and Sheets

Posted in General Information



While researching linen, I found many Scriptural reasons as well as scientific benefits which explain
why Flax Linen is such a wonderful fabric.
Here are just a few:

~ Bed Sore Resistant: According to Japanese medical research studies,
bed-ridden patients do NOT develop bedsores when linen bed sheets are used.

~ Compatible: The flax cell is highly compatible with the human cell. 

~ Hygroscopic, Permeable:   Linen rapidly absorbs moisture (water, sweat and other body fluids);
yet, it also yields moisture rapidly making it highly hygroscopic.
 
~ Hygienic: Linen is considered to be hygienic helping to relieve allergies and is used to filter fallout, radiation and gamma rays.

~ Filters:   Homes are known to collect radioactive gas such as radon,
especially after the installation of tightly sealing plastic windows.
 
~ Thermogenic:  Linen is comprised of heat conductivity and high air permeability properties.
Its heat conductivity is 5 times higher than wool’s and 19 times than that of silk. 

~ Support Hormones: These properties help make a patient feel fresh and cool; yet,
 helps keep them warmer or cooler as it is an adaptogen to the present temperature needed. 

~ Anti-static:  Probably due to its 5,000 signature frequency and ability to reduce static in the body,
 Linen is known for helping to reduce fatigue and lift spirits. 

~ EMF Friendly:  Some studies indicate that the body may be protected from
 damaging electromagnetic frequencies especially when near electronic appliances,   computers,  Wi-Fi, cell phones, etc. 

~ Purity of White: The studies on the colour white and the reflection of light in linen is known to increase the body’s frequency energy adding more life and energy to those wearing and  using linen.
 
~ Promotes Restful Sleep: Reported by many to promote better rest and sleep.

~ Durability: Linen is durable.  Unlike some cottons that yellow with time,
 linen is prone to remain white and softer with each wash.

~ Hypo-allergenic:  Helps avoid allergies causes by other fibres.

~ Burns: Burn and sunburn victims and those with problematic or hypersensitive skin
 or who suffer from dermatological disorders are often prescribed to sleep in or on
 white linen bedding to help relieve pain and discomfort.

~ Promotes Good Stewardship:  Helps us to be good stewards of YHWH’s creation and promote a balanced environment since flax is a renewable resource and the linen produced from it is fully Biodegradable.

~ Anti-Viral:  Recent research conducted has confirmed that choosing pure linen sheets
 and clothing allowing for daily contact with the flax fabric may help to promote and increase the blood levels of immunoglobulin.

~ Odour Resistant:  Pure linen helps to destroy bad odours. 

~ Fertility Support:  Recent studies have demonstrated that female fertility
may be significantly increased by sleeping and procreating on pure white linen sheets.

26 August 2014

What is Pure Linen???

Posted in General Information

Benefits of Pure Linen

What is Pure Linen?

Pure Linen is a natural fibre, made from the stalk of the flax plant.
It is regarded in Europe as the best quality fabric.
Europeans have long favoured linen for their sheeting because of its amazing properties.
It softens the more it is used and washed, is extremely durable and can last for decades when cared for correctly.
It is not uncommon that European families will pass linen sheets on to the younger generation as a family heirloom.
Vintage linen is very desirable, it’s soft and the feeling is very hard to replicate by any mechanical process.
Anyone that has trawled the antique shops of Italy would know that antique linen bedding is a highly prized and expensive commodity.

Benefits of Pure Linen:

Linen is a very durable fibre and has many benefits over cotton.
-          Linen is 30% stronger than cotton
-          Has a high moisture absorbency
-          Hypo-allergenic
-          Highly breathable
-          Structurally sound fibre so products keep their shape
-          Environmentally friendly – less water and chemicals to cultivate

26 August 2014

A History of Linen

Posted in General Information

Linen is a natural fibre, made from the stems of the flax plant.
Plain, cool, natural, long-lasting and elegant, linen was the most frequently
used material after cotton in weaving in ancient times. According to the Egyptians,
the God Isis was the founder of weaving and invented linen in order to wrap the body of his wife Osiris.
In this era, linen cloths from Babylon were considered excellent.
Egyptians manufactured linen by using various weaving techniques and used linen to dress / wrap
their deceased tyrants and kings (mummies were wrapped in pure linen).
Linen was also popular in the Roman period and widespread throughout the Empire.
During the Middle Ages, in France, when linen was found to heal skin diseases, it became more popular.
With the invention of the loom in the 18th century, linen began to be used in large quantities.
Linen, which is often used in upholstery since it is long-lasting, doesn't hold dust or fade in sunlight.
It is bright and cool and can be used just about anywhere as it becomes more beautiful as it ages.

 One of the oldest pieces of linen fabric that can still be found in the Museum in Italy.

Here is a old woman weaving a piece of linen fabric...

This is how Linen was cared for and maintained in the old days...

15 August 2014

Why does my filling keep moving???

Posted in General Information, Duvets & Pillows

Helping to understand and choose the best...

What are the different types of construction and which one is the best?

There are a number of ways to construct a duvet. The construction of less luxurious duvets will tend to be in channels,
where the filling is enclosed in channels that are sewn through in the length of the duvet.
The problem though with this type of construction is that during the cleaning process and while in use,
the filling will move to the bottom or top of the duvet (Exactly where you don’t want it).

 

Another type of construction will be the quilted duvet, where smaller sections are created.
These are normally also sewn through, which means the create pockets. These products can be safely laundered
although care must still be taken to follow the care label instructions closely.

 

The following type is box construction, and it is literally like a box. It has sides and filling in between.
It is a more expensive process and it is a superior product and can safely be washed and tumble dried.

08 August 2014

Why does my filling keep moving???

Posted in General Information, Duvets & Pillows

Helping to understand and choose the best...

What makes the difference between luxurious and less luxurious duvet and pillow casings?
Does your pillow look like this??? If so keep reading...

 

The less luxurious products are generally covered with casings made up from non - woven or poly-cotton fabrics,
as these are a less expensive options. The drawback of this type of cover is that it is only suitable for polyester and
hollow fibre inners as micro fibre and down filling will penetrate through the cover,
because of the construction being too open.

The more luxurious products will have coverings made from down proof pure cotton fabrics.
These types of covers are suitable for all filling including down.
The whole idea is that the down proof fabric is so tightly constructed that it will not
allow the down cluster or the feather to come through.

21 July 2014

A Natural, Eco-Friendly Fibre

Posted in General Information, Blankets and throws

Unique Qualities

A Natural, Eco-Friendly Fibre

Angora goats are shorn twice a year and are not harmed in any way during the process. In the persuit of perfection, their fleece has been refined through consistently high breeding standards and meticulous genetic selection.

Angora goats thrive in the Karoo, with it’s combination of hot, dry summers, cold winters and semi - desert vegetation. The combination of Versatile by nature, mohair is coveted by the world’s fashion industry elite, as well as by interior designers, craft specialists, etc.
Mohair manufacturers maximize on the fibre’s unrivalled natural beauty, capatalizing on it’s rare, natural qualities, which include :

Lustre: The fibre’s natural lustre gives garments a silky sheen. It’s the ideal garment to wear day or night.

Lightweight: The fabric is luxuriously lightweight and renowned for it’s versatility - Cool in summer and Warm in winter.

Dye-responsive: Mohair responds magnificently to dyes, retaining even the most brilliant colours over time.

Climate control: Mohair breathes, absorbing and releasing atmospheric moisture and controlling it’s own ‘climate’ to ensure optimal comfort.

Durability: Because of it’s pliability, mohair is rated as one of the world’s most durable natural fibres.

Crease resistant: Products made from Mohair have an innate elasticity, which ensures they hold their shape.

Non-flammable: Mohair is virtually non - flammable, keeping you safe and chic all year round.

Best practice farming and best enviroment for Angora goats has set South Africa apart.
South African Mohair is globally acknowledged as one of the finest natural fibres money can buy.
The added beauty of Mohair is that it is a renewable, natural resource, providing a sustainable production chain between animal and human, while contributing long-term properity to the Karoo region.

 Our Hinterveld collection of blankets and throws are catogorized in four sections:

Beautiful Story -  ( 70% Mohair, 24% Wool and 6% Nylon ) A playful friendship of neutral and bright colours, understated patterns and contemporary designs, bring an element of natural beauty and character to any Home.

Maxhosa - (70% Mohair, 24% Wool and 6% Nylon ) Blankets and Throws are valuable and precious treasures in the African culture, from the corn blankets of the Sotho, to the burnt orange blankets of the Xhosa and the colourful blankets of the Ndebele.

Natural elegance - ( 80% Kid Mohair and 20% Silk ) A collection crafted from one of the world’s most sustainable natural resources, Kid Mohair.

Opening Night - ( 80% Merino Wool and 20% Kid Mohair ) Experience the beauty of a luxurious weave of fibres with a distinctive hand - knotted finish. Conveniently machine washable.

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