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Why Linen is so Expensive

Why Linen is so Expensive

You may wonder why linen bedding can be so expensive. Well, to answer that, we’ll have to cover some of the benefits of linen and some of the reasons why flax linen bedding in particular commands such a high price point. In short, it’s because linen bedding is more difficult to manufacture, more durable, and has additional health benefits.

What Makes Linen so Special?

The flax fibre that linen is made of makes it incredibly durable. If cared for properly, Flax linen will last longer than cotton, silk or polyester. This helps to ensure you’ll get your money’s worth. Flax linen can be washed in a washing machine (on a cold, gentle cycle) and line-dried or tumble dried on low heat. You should never iron linen; instead let it air dry flat to maintain its texture and durability. If you take care of your flax linen sheets properly, they can last years.

The Benefits of Flax Bedding

Flax, or linen, as it’s known in some circles, has been used for centuries as a natural textile. It’s produced from flax plants and has excellent absorbing properties—in fact, it even has antibacterial properties. Flax is an absorbent fabric that feels incredible, and it lasts for an extremely long time. Flax fibre is hypoallergenic and resists irritants like dust mites. If you have sensitive skin or allergies, flax bedding may be right for you. Flax is also temperature regulating; on hot nights, your body will sweat more than usual. This moisture needs somewhere to go, which means that flax bedding will help keep you cool during warm summer nights. On cold winter nights, linen acts as an insulator to keep the heat in so you stay warm through the night.

How Flax is Turned in Linen Bedding

Flax plants and their fibers have been used for centuries, dating as far back as Roman and Greek civilizations. These days, flax can be spun into yarn or woven into fabric to make bed sheets, towels and even carpets. There are many types of flax fabrics available depending on how they’re spun or woven; our linen bed sheets have a GSM of 150 and are garment washed for added softness.

Why Flax Bedding Should Be On Your List

Flax fibers are usually grown in northern Europe and are mostly found in their purest form in Portugal. This makes linen one of Europe’s most versatile and environmentally friendly fabrics. The price of linen bedding can seem high, but considering its origins, durability, and long lifespan, there really isn’t a more economical product on today’s market.

Where do we get our Linen

Portugal has been a world leader in linen production for hundreds of years. That explains why over 90% of Linen comes from Portugal. In addition to having a rich history in linen production, Portugal also has ideal conditions for producing such high-quality fabric.

Where To Start with Buying Flax Bedding?

The obvious place to start when you’re buying linen bedding is right here at Skylark+Owl Linen Co.. Our linen is OEKO-TEX certified and ethically made from 100% European flax in Guimarães, Portugal. In short, linen will forever change the way you sleep. 

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