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15 June 2016

There’s an Alpaca on my bed

Posted in Blankets and throws

There’s an Alpaca on my bed

It is autumn, and winter, as they say, is coming.  Thoughts turn to cozy fires, comforting warm beds and Hinterveld blankets.  Linen Drawer are proud suppliers of Hinterveld blankets and offer the full range of blankets and throws.

16 November 2015

Festive offering from Linen Drawer . . .

Posted in General Information

It is almost Christmas and many of us are still scrambling around trying to choose the perfect gift for a friend or relative.

What do they want? What do they need? What can we buy them?



15 September 2015

Understanding your Tabling Care label...

Posted in How to care for your products

Understanding your Tabling Care label...

Care labels on any product can be confusing.
Getting the care instructions wrong can do serious damage to your precious tabling.
Need to ensure that your quality tabling lasts you a long time?
Read on!

10 September 2015

Table Linen Care: To iron or not to iron?

Posted in How to care for your products

Table Linen Care: To iron or not to iron?

Table linens can transform any situation... 

They can turn an everyday meal into a memorable affair.
Not only for decorating purposes, they will also protect your table from spills and scratches
and the napkins will protect your clothing from splashes of red wine.
Whether you use table linens every day or just on special occasions,
you’ll want to keep them looking their best.

In order to keep your table linen looking it’s best, always…

28 August 2015

What are the best beach towels made from?

Posted in Bathroom

What are the best beach towels made from?

Summer is almost upon us and shortly the beautiful beaches around our country are going to be covered with people enjoying the sunshine,
lying on their favourite beach towel.

What are the best beach towels made from and what makes them the best ……

20 August 2015

Looking for those perfect towels?

Posted in Bathroom

Looking for those perfect towels?

Soaking in a steaming hot bath after a long day is simply impossible to beat. However, getting out of the bath and drying off with a quality, soft, absorbent bath sheet is the cherry on top...

Why not experience this pleasure every time you step out of a bath or shower?

Linen Drawer sell only top quality towels in a range of weights, from our 440g/sq.m to our luxurious 625g/sq.m Luxury 10 Year towels

28 July 2015


Posted in Your Comfort

The Compromise

No, this is not a trick question from the Linen Drawer team! We really want to know, because….
if you or your partner are really “hot,” then we might have a unique product that might be perfect for you.

A while ago, one of our good customers came to us with an unusual request. I want to sleep in warm, snuggly, brushed cotton winter sheets,
but my husband prefers sleeping in your quality, smooth, pure cotton percale bedlinen. “Can you produce a flat and fitted sheet using warm, snuggly,
brushed cotton winter sheeting on the one side and on the other side, your quality 200 thread count pure cotton percale sheeting?”
Naturally we did just that. We call it “The Compromise.”

These fitted sheets are produced with one half made from pure cotton warm winter sheeting and the other half made using 200 t/c Pure Cotton Percale. 
The method behind this apparent madness, is that not everybody feels equally cold in bed. When sharing a bed with someone who feels less cold,
 it makes sense for them to be sleeping on the crisp cooler percale side of the sheet, and those who feel the cold more, sleep on the warm, snuggly brushed cotton side. 

At Linen Drawer we like finding solutions to problems such as this,
and can recommend this product as a solution to the cry that we frequently hear:  “My spouse is too hot!!!!!”



03 June 2015

Little more on Hinterveld

Posted in Blankets and throws

“Mohair, or as most people know it, “Hinterveld Mohair” is known for being the world’s most beautiful and sought-after sustainable natural resources.
At Hinterveld we pay tribute to this AWESOME gift from nature with thoughtful,
inspired design and meticulous attention to detail in the crafting of all our mohair products... And people wonder why we’re the best!

This passionate outlook embodies Hinterveld’s luxurious premium ranges of Mohair blankets,
scarves and throws with beauty, integrity and the softest warmth.
So don’t be surprised to discover a natural desire to take a Hinterveld Mohair product home with you…” - As quoted from the Hinterveld Website

Hinterveld is made up of a team of the most dedicated mohair weavers.
As part of the Stucken Group, an international leader in mohair buying, trading and processing,
Hinterveld has access to the vast wealth of experience acquired by the Stucken Group’s commitment to premium mohair in South Africa since 1951.

With the most amazing range of stock, and a ability to manufacture specific orders to their client’s individual requirements,
 Hinterveld aims to develop long-term relationships with a growing customer base, which shares our enthusiasm for this remarkable natural product.

Obviously very aware of their surroundings, Hinterveld is committed to playing a meaningful part in the community.
To this end they are constantly involved in developing and exploring new and dynamic ways in which they are able to involve the less fortunate members of they’re society,
 in order to improve their circumstances by creating opportunities that promote dignity and self worth.

13 May 2015

Fight those Winter chills . . . Brrrrrr

Posted in Duvets & Pillows

Special offer on our featured Duvet Inners

Winter is finally on the way. While many of the days are still lovely and warm, the evening chill starts soon after sunset and getting out of bed in the morning is just that little bit more difficult...

At Linen Drawer, we want to ensure that every night's sleep is a good one!
We have put together a range of duvets, from the superb Sanders range of duvets to the Linen Drawer 50% Duck down as well as the Microfibre range. All of these ranges are top quality products and offers value for money.

Here is some info on our first featured product ;)

Sanders fabric are made from natural raw materials, taking environmental standards into account. To maintain the high quality of Sanders fabrics, yarns out of long staple cotton are used exclusively. Properties such as skin-friendliness of the precious down- and fibre fabrics as well as more than 120 years of experience in fabric finishing make Sanders quality fabrics unique in the world.










"The Linen Drawer featured duvets will be posted on the next blog... Watch this space..."


11 March 2015

The perfect baby present

Posted in Baby and Child

Looking for that perfect gift for the littlest member of the family?
Look no further. In this article we're inspiring you with our range of soft, safe,
natural and beautiful baby blankets - a stunning gift for any baby.
Whether you go organic, woolly or traditional, feel inspired by our stunning colour
ways and textures and make a baby very happy this month.
Shop these beauties online today.

These Baby Horizon 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 hypoallergenic and healthy.
These throws are produced in soft colours ideal for baby.

This product is a baby friendly version of our Horizon Pure Cotton Throws which are available in a range of colours…
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 can be tumble dried.
They were awarded a finalist position in the latest Fairlady consumer awards in the household category.

26 February 2015

History of Cotton

Posted in General Information

Part 2

In Iran (Persia), the history of cotton dates back to the Achaemenid era (5th century BC); however,
there are few sources about the planting of cotton in pre-Islamic Iran.
The planting of cotton was common in Merv, Ray and Pars of Iran. In the poems of Persian poets,
especially Ferdowsi's Shahname, there are references to cotton ("panbe" in Persian).
Marco Polo (13th century) refers to the major products of Persia, including cotton.
John Chardin, a French traveler of 17th century, who had visited the Safavid Persia,
has approved the vast cotton farms of Persia.
During the Han dynasty, cotton was grown by non Chinese peoples in the southern Chinese province of Yunnan.
In Peru, cultivation of the indigenous cotton species Gossypium barbadense was the backbone of the development of coastal cultures,
such as the Norte Chico, Moche and Nazca. Cotton was grown upriver,
made into nets and traded with fishing villages along the coast for large supplies of fish.
The Spanish who came to Mexico and Peru in the early 16th century found the people growing cotton and wearing clothing made of it.
During the late medieval period, cotton became known as an imported fiber in northern Europe,
without any knowledge of how it was derived, other than that it was a plant.
Because Herodotus had written in his Histories, Book III, 106, that in India trees grew in the wild producing wool,
it was assumed that the plant was a tree, rather than a shrub. This aspect is retained in the name for cotton in several Germanic languages,
such as German Baumwolle, which translates as "tree wool" (Baum means "tree"; Wolle means "wool"). Noting its similarities to wool,
people in the region could only imagine that cotton must be produced by plant-borne sheep. John Mandeville, writing in 1350, stated as fact the now-preposterous belief:
"There grew there [India] a wonderful tree which bore tiny lambs on the endes of its branches. These branches were so pliable that they bent down to allow the lambs to feed when they are hungrie."
(See Vegetable Lamb of Tartary.) By the end of the 16th century, cotton was cultivated throughout the warmer regions in Asia and the Americas.

India's cotton-processing sector gradually declined during British expansion in India and the establishment of colonial rule during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
This was largely due to aggressive colonialist mercantile policies of the British East India Company, which made cotton processing and manufacturing workshops in India uncompetitive.
Indian markets were increasingly forced to supply only raw cotton and were forced, by British-imposed law, to purchase manufactured textiles from Britain.

18 February 2015

The History of Cotton

Posted in General Information

Part 1

Cotton was used in the Old World at least 7,000 years ago (5th millennium BC).
Evidence of cotton use has been found at the site of Mehrgarh,
where early cotton threads have been preserved in copper beads.
Cotton cultivation became more widespread during the Indus Valley Civilization, w
hich covered parts of modern eastern Pakistan and northwestern India.
The Indus cotton industry was well developed and some methods used in cotton spinning and fabrication continued to be used until the industrialization of India.
Between 2000 and 1000 BC cotton became widespread across much of India.
For example, it has been found at the site of Hallus in Karnataka dating from around 1000 BC.

Cotton fabrics discovered in a cave near Tehuacán, Mexico have been dated to around 5800 BC,
although it is difficult to know for certain due to fiber decay.
Other sources date the domestication of cotton in Mexico to approximately 5000 to 3000 BC.
The Greeks and the Arabs were not familiar with cotton until the Wars of Alexander the Great,
as his contemporary Megasthenes told Seleucus I Nicator of "there being trees on which wool grows" in "Indica".
This might actually be a reference to the 'tree cotton', Gossypium arboreum, which is a native of the Indian subcontinent.
According to the Columbia Encyclopedia:

Cotton has been spun, woven, and dyed since prehistoric times.
It clothed the people of ancient India, Egypt, and China.
Hundreds of years before the Christian era,
cotton textiles were woven in India with matchless skill,
and their use spread to the Mediterranean countries.

Picking Cotton in Oklahoma, USA, in the 1890's.

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