Businesses that are conscious about the environment, as we all should be, are racking their brains trying to figure out ways of reducing their waste. Their water usage. Their carbon footprint in general.
One of the most underestimated aspects of our day-to-day lives is the importance of what fabrics we use. They are everywhere. In our clothes, our towels, the seats of our cars and sofas, our handkerchiefs, and, of course, our bedding. Silk, cotton, linen, they all have different characteristics and are made to almost infinitely variable standards, aesthetic and of quality.
So why is linen such an absolute staple? It has been used, without interruption, for thirty-six hundred years. Yes, you’ve read that right. Archaeological findings indicate that flax fibres have been used by people to create linen-like fabrics that long ago.
Linen is an inherently European product. There are 10.000 companies in 14 European Union countries involved in the process, from growing the flax plants to creating the beautiful linen products we all have learned to love. Its involvement in our lives is everywhere, even in our vocabulary. The word “line” comes from linen, because straight lines were determined using linen threads since before rulers and pencils were a thing.
A lot of what makes quality bedding special is always down to raw materials. If you don’t start out with an elite product, all the technique and manufacturing skills in the world will still always produce a subpar product. Egyptian Cotton™ is one of the finest raw materials in the world. Here is what makes it so unique.
Mulberry silk has a long and storied past. It is grown in China, and it has a long tradition. The silk is made by the larvae of the Bombyx mori, the domestic silk moth. In this aspect, it is not unique. What makes it unique is what the larvae are fed. They eat only leaves from the mulberry tree, and it is that very special diet that allows them to weave such a perfect, smooth, silk.
There are several important questions you need to ask yourself when there comes the time to purchase quality bed linens. If you find exactly the right product, you will improve the quality of your sleep to an extent that you may not realise at first glance. And, if you improve the quality of your sleep, you will be sure to improve your life quality right alongside it. So here is how to pick between a sateen and a percale.
Think about this... Have you ever actually thought of how much your bed linen affects the quality of your daily sleep? We believe a good day is often the result of your previous night of sleep, so it's probably time to understand why you should be treating yourself. The quality of your sleep is intrinsically connected to the quality of your bedding. If you’re still having a hard time believing it, here are some of the bedtime benefits you'll get with a classic-cotton bedding that, hopefully, will help you how to choose the right bedding for you.