Is there anything better than slipping into luxurious linen sheets at the end of a long day? We don't think so — and we want to make as many days better as possible!
Skylark+Owl Linen Co. is proud to announce we've launched a new line of luxurious comforts. Choose from our linen sheets, duvet covers, and pillowcases to create the ultimate bedroom oasis for your nest. Like we said — there’s nothing better!
Why We Chose Linen
When it came to selecting our next fabric collection, we wanted to choose something incredibly durable and intensely soft — which brought us to linen. European linen is a unique blend of fabric, and is made from flax, a plant from the Linaceae family.
Flax is grown in the coastal region of Western Europe, starting south of Normandy through the Netherlands and Belgium. Flax is the sole textile fibre that originated on the continent of Europe. You can't grow it anywhere else. It thrives in the rich soil and naturally damp, oceanic climate.
Additionally, fewer pesticides, energy, and irrigation are needed when growing European flax. It's more environmentally friendly than growing other fibres, such as cotton. Flax uses 1/5 of the fertilizers and pesticides that cotton requires.
Flax is also perfect for those who suffer from allergies, as it's naturally anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic. It's the best thing for you to lay on for multiple hours without worrying if it'll irritate your skin.
Linen is a fabric that tends to last decades if you take care of it the right way, and it just keeps getting softer and cozier over time.
How Linen is Made
When it comes to making linen, turning the flax plant into linen is a lengthy and complicated process. The steps to prepare the flax are:
- Pull up the plant by its roots and dry
- Remove the seeds in a process called rippling
- Let the dry flax straw separate the fibres from the plant stalk
Once the flax is prepared, it is then spun into yarn — a similar process to making wool fabric.
The flax threads are then weaved together to make the linen fabric. Finally, manufacturers use a frame or loom to interlace the threads.
Benefits and Features
There are countless benefits to the simple yet elegant fabric. In addition to being more sustainable than other fabrics, it's quite breathable. It’s also incredibly long-lasting and is the perfect blend of breezy and cooling.
Linen fibres are hollow, so they allow more airflow than other fabrics used for bed linens. Additionally, linen is highly absorbent and can absorb up to 20% of its dry weight with moisture without feeling damp.
Linen is perfect for those hot summer nights. You won't spend the night lying on damp sheets if you start to sweat — and hot sleepers tend to love the cooling effects that linen sheets have on their dreams.
Linen is one of the strongest natural fibres in the world, making it ideal for building a cozy, long-lasting nest. It’s far more durable than cotton, and even gets stronger and softer the more times you wash it.
Linen has been used as currency, illustrating how valuable it’s been throughout history. Just further proof that investing in a set of high-quality linen bed sheets is well worth it. They will last you for years to come.
Linen sheets and other bedding are known to be naturally hypoallergenic, and they’re great for allergy sufferers and those with sensitive skin. Unlike some other fabrics, you can comfortably use linen sheets without them irritating your skin or causing rashes.
Skylark+Owl Linen Collection
In true Skylark+Owl fashion, we cultivate the ingredients for our linen collection from the best areas in the world. The flax for our linen is grown throughout Europe, and then specially manufactured in Portugal.
Our colour scheme is inspired by the hues and shades of the French landscape where the linen originates, and you can choose from four vibrant colours to complement any type of bedroom sanctuary:
- Pearled Ivory
- Blue Mist
Additionally, our linen comes in King or Queen size so that you can fit any bed in your house with our decadent linen sets.
Linen Sheet Set
Our washed linen sheets are made from 100% flax linen — and as a result, your entire bed will feel like the cool, soft side of the pillow. Our bed linen sheets also come with two pillowcases to help you go the extra mile.
If it's a hot summer night, don't worry about getting sweaty. Linen is the perfect fabric for stifling nights, but it is also wonderful for keeping you cozy in the winter.
Linen Duvet Cover
If you're looking for a washed linen duvet cover locally, look no further. Our linen duvet covers are the perfect addition to take your bedroom from drab to fabulous. Whether you go with a white linen duvet cover or another shade, your bed will become your favourite place in the house.
So, when looking for the highest-quality linen duvet cover to add to your nest, go with one of our new expertly-made ones — then, experience the butter softness of linen yourself. You’ll never go back!
Washed linen pillowcases have all the qualities of a silk pillowcase with none of the finicky requirements or low durability. Our pillowcases come in two sizes, fitting any bed pillow you have.
They're designed to be long-lasting, and they come 2.5" longer than our other pillowcases to avoid any snug fits or shrinkage. You can trust that you’ll fall asleep within minutes with our washed linen pillowcases.
Shop Our Linen Sheets Collection Today
If you're looking for linen sheets locally in Canada, look no further than Skylark+Owl Linen Co. All of our linen duvets, bed sheets, and pillowcases are cultivated from the highest quality materials in Europe so that you can experience the best night's sleep you've ever had. We can’t wait for you to meet the world of linen — it’s simply the best!
If you'd like to explore some of our other bedding options, check out our online store. Happy nest building!