As we've written in our earlier blog posts, if you want scandi-boho look, you need natural materials around you. No doubt that linen is one of them. Either in the kitchen, living room, bedroom... Linen is so much more than just a rough grey fabric. It lasts for generations and gets softer year after year. And whats also important that it's environmentally friendly - less water and chemicals to cultivate.
If cotton is considered to be the most comfortable, natural fabric in the world, linen takes the cake as being considered the most refined and luxurious fabric. Linen is a fine fabric that comes from a plant known as flax. The fibers of flax are one of the strongest vegetable fibers and they make linen that is a beautiful, refined and durable fabric, with more texture than cotton.
Benefits of linen
Linen is 30% stronger than cotton and has a high moisture absorbency, therefore it can absorb 20% of its weight in moisture before beginning to feel damp or wet.
It's hypo-allergenic and highly breathable.
Linen is structurally sound fiber so the products keep their shape.
Did you know that linen has the natural ability to prevent bacterial growth? For towels, this is very important as hand and bath towels tend to be the perfect home for microbes. Also the bed sheets.
Linen is known to be the world’s strongest natural fiber. It is so durable it’s even used in paper money to increase strength! It is thicker than cotton and linen fiber has variable lengths, most of which are very long. This contributes to strength, which contributes to longevity. Linen lasts a very long time.
Linen fibers are hollow, moving air and moisture naturally. During the colder months, layer linen blankets or a throw to retain heat and warmth from your body. Linen reacts to the season and the body in contact with the cloth to give the best of all circumstances. It is valued for its ability to keep cool in the summer months and trap warmth in colder weather. This is all achieved through the natural properties of the fiber itself.
Linen textiles are some of the oldest in the world, dating back thousands of years. Use of the flax plant is believed to date back to approximately 8,000 BC. Egyptians sometimes used linen as currency.
Elevate the everyday. Treat yourself to the incomparably smooth hand, durability and super-absorbency of our pure linen products. There are many different items from aprons to bed sheets in our linen collection. They're all made in Estonia. If you don’t find suitable sizes, you can place a special order to get exactly what you need. Just let us know!
You'll find our collection here: https://hunterior.com/collections/fur-leather/linen
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