What is linen?
Linen is a natural fibre, made from the stalk of a flax plant. It is regarded internationally as the best quality fabric. Linen has been long favoured for sheeting because of its amazing properties. It softens the more it is used and washed, is extremely durable and lasts decades when cared for correctly. It is not uncommon that families will pass linen sheets on to the younger generation as an heirloom.
Dazed but Amazed flax is sourced directly from France.
Benefits of linen
Linen is a very durable fibre and has many benefits over cotton.
- Linen is 30% stronger than cotton
- Has a high moisture absorbency
- Highly breathable
- Structurally sound fibre so products keep their shape
- Environmentally friendly – less water and chemicals to cultivate
What is the difference between cotton and linen sheets?
Cotton and linen are two similar products, yet they are quite different in their look, feel and properties.
When washed and cared for correctly cotton sheets will last around 3-5 years, before showing signs of wear. Linen fabric, however, gets better with age. It becomes softer with every wash and doesn’t break down as fast which is due to the higher moisture absorbency rate of the linen fibres. It is also naturally hypoallergenic which means sweat is less likely to break down the linen fibres, as it would in cotton.
Unlike cotton, linen when cared for correctly has the potential to last up to 2-3 decades before needing to be replaced.
Linen, can come in many thicknesses.
Our Dazed but Amazed linen is custom woven, specifically for us, with the feel of vintage washed to ensure your babes are receiving a product that is not only hardy, but pre softened and ready for many hours of perfect sleep.