Comfort, quality and design
Comfort, quality and design
Comfort, quality and design
WE ARE TALKING ABOUT LINEN
What type of bedding or duvet covers do you sleep with?
We spend an average about 8 hours a night in bed, 7 days a week. This adds up and results in us spending about 1/3 of our lives in bed. That means that at 90 you have slept for about thirty years. It is important to make the most of this time in bed and rest and recover well. Good sleeping comfort has to do with many factors, but one important aspect is the bedding you sleep under. One fiber has different benefits than the other. Do you get hot quickly or do you sweat at night? Then linen bedding is really something for you. Read below why and what are the advantages of linen sheets and duvet covers.
Linen and Pirilana
Most people are not aware that they spend much of their lives sleeping under synthetic fabrics that contain chemical residues. The advantage of bedding is that you sleep in a purely natural and ecological way. So there are no harmful toxins around you. You go to bed in a clean bed every night. Good for you and good for nature.
How is linen made?
Linen is a natural fabric made from the flax plant. Linen is a thick, durable fabric that is quite difficult (and time-consuming) to make, but it is a strong and breathable material. Before cotton was introduced, linen was widely spun for use in clothing and household materials. However, because making cotton requires less production, the use of flax in the home has decreased. But linen is now completely back! Not only in the form of bedding, but also, for example, in pillows, kitchen towels, curtains, tablecloths, you name it.
What’s so special about linen bedding?
In short: linen is the most ecological textile in the world. During growth (100 days) the flax plant needs little water. The use of pesticides is not necessary. In addition, the entire plant is processed into linen, so there is no waste of materials. Compared to cotton, hardly any chemicals are needed to produce linen. Linen is three times stronger than cotton and therefore lasts for years (and stays beautiful!).
The benefits of linen
The bedroom is the place where you can really relax. The more natural, the better. That is why linen bedding is recommended. The soft 100% natural fabric feels wonderful and allows you to sleep better and deeper. In addition, flax has more healthy benefits to increase the pleasure of sleeping.
Linen is a lightweight fabric, it does not leave lint and can absorb more moisture than cotton without making the fabric damp. Linen is three times stronger than cotton, so it will stay beautiful for years to come, no matter how often you wash it. Read more benefits of linen bedding below.
EcologicalBoth cotton and linen have natural properties that are beneficial to your home. However, it is the flax fibers of the flax that grow in an environment without pesticides or irrigation. Additionally, flax has the natural ability to prevent bacterial growth and is known to have health benefits that aid in healing and recovery. It really is the definition of eco-friendly.
DurableWhen it comes to sustainability, you’ve come to the right place with a linen duvet cover. With a reputation as the world’s strongest natural fiber, linen is twice as durable as cotton and can withstand the wear and tear of jumping toddlers and cuddly pets. As mentioned, bedding is very environmentally friendly. The bedding is made from the flax plant: it requires no pesticides or anything other than rainwater. It is biodegradable, biodegradable, recyclable, making it very suitable for people with sensitive or allergic skin.
Adapts to the seasonsThe best linen bedding is thermoregulatory, so you can sleep comfortably all year round. Keeps you cool in the summer and cozy in the winter. One of the biggest differences between cotton and linen is their ability to adapt to the different seasons. While cotton duvet covers can be seen as a great alternative for summer, linen duvet covers can handle any temperature regardless of the season. This means that the fibers provide excellent insulation. so you stay nice, cozy and warm in the winter and nice and cool in the summer.
Moisture absorptionLinen duvet covers are super absorbent. A linen duvet cover can absorb up to 20% of its weight in moisture without feeling wet. That’s why it’s so nice to sleep with sheets in summer. 5. Bedding doesn’t need to be ironed A linen duvet cover may feel a little scratchy at first, but it gets softer and more comfortable with each wash. Linen duvet covers are just as easy to care for as cotton duvet covers. And the naturally wrinkled look means you never have to iron it. However, some see this as a disadvantage.
Hypoallergenic and antibacterialDid you know that linen bedding is hypoallergenic? Dust mites do not thrive on linen. Of course, that’s healthy for everyone, but it’s really nice if you’re sensitive to dust or suffer from allergies or asthma. The dermatologist usually advises children to sleep under natural sheets. Linen is a natural antiseptic. It is particularly resistant to bacteria and fungi. This makes the fabric very hygienic. Linen was already used by the Egyptians for its healing properties. Do you quickly suffer from skin rashes or eczema? Then a linen duvet cover could offer a solution. Linen has natural properties that repel dirt and dust. Because linen is 100% natural, the fabric is not statically charged.
What are the disadvantages of linen duvet covers?
1. Linens may lose color when washed for the first time.
Colored clothing may bleed the first time during washing. So be sure to wash your new linen bedding separately the first time.
Another mentioned disadvantage of linen bedding is that it wrinkles faster or more. One thinks this gives the sheets a unique look, while the other is bothered by wrinkles. Some adopt the natural wrinkled look and never iron. Others like a neater look and iron their bedding after every wash. Lucky for you… bedding is super easy to iron! If you decide to iron, always iron clothes when they are slightly damp. If the fabric is already dry, spray it lightly with distilled water.
3. Higher price than eg cotton
Bedding is relatively more expensive than eg cotton bedding. The process of making linen is much more respectful of the environment. Little water, no pesticides, and the entire plant is processed into flax. Nothing is thrown away. The process is more labor intensive, which is also the main reason linen is more expensive than cotton or other textiles.
What is the difference between cotton and linen bedding?
While the right mattress can give you a pain-free night’s sleep, and the best sheets will keep you perfectly comfortable during that sleep, a duvet cover does double duty: protecting your comforter and adding a design element to your bed and bedroom. Duvet covers are available in several different colors, sizes and thicknesses. Cotton and linen duvet covers are two great examples, which are often compared. Do you also hesitate between cotton or linen? Below you will find the main differences.
One of the visible differences between cotton and linen is the texture. Linen is the coarser of the two, while cotton is tightly woven to create a smoother, flatter finish. While both are aesthetically pleasing, cotton has a one-dimensional finish unlike linen’s thick, layered texture created by the hollow core of the flax fiber.
Did you know that the quality of linen is often measured by weight, not thread count? The fine cotton threads make weaving easier, producing a higher thread count and a much flatter sheet. However, unlike cotton, linen is coarser in texture and much more difficult to weave, producing a heavier, more luxurious style of bedding.
Pirilana Duvet Cover
The temperate European climate provides the ideal alternation of sun and rain for a large and strong flax plant. Because the longer and stronger the fiber, the better the quality of the linen. More than 75% of the flax fibers used worldwide to weave linen fabrics come from France, Portugal, Belgium and the Netherlands. Even today, the best linen craftsmen can still be found in Western Europe. Transforming linen into quality linen is an art. But when is the quality of linen? What should you pay attention to when choosing the right linen bedding?
1. Look at the weight of the linen fabric
To find out more about the thickness of the fabric, we look at the g/m2 of the fabrics. G/m2 represents the weight per square meter of fabric and says something about the density with which the fabric is woven.
We can basically divide fabrics into three weight classes. Of course, you can break them down even further, but in this article we break them down into three weight classes:
- Thin/lightweight fabrics up to 190g/m2
- Heavyweight fabrics medium weighing between 200 g/m2 and 230 g/m2
- Heavyweight fabrics over 230 g/m2
The higher the basis weight number, the denser the fabric and the sturdier it will feel, but it is not necessarily the case that all fabrics over 230 g/m2 are heavy and thick. It also has to do with the composition of the substance. For example, there are 265 g/m2 fabrics that feel lighter/supple than a 230 g/m2 fabric with a cotton satin composition.
2. What fiber is used, how is the fabric woven, how is the fabric finished?
To know if a substance belongs to light, medium or heavy fabrics, we have to dive a little deeper into the density. The factors that determine the weight and therefore the density of the fabric are the type of fabric used, the fiber used and the finish/quality of the fabric.
Density is determined by the fibers used during manufacturing. For example, linen is much lighter than cotton. As a result, a fabric with linen can be woven with a high density, but still feels lighter and airier because this is a property specific to linen.
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Linen is a strong fiber. Its woody and naturally quite stiff structure means that expert knowledge of the material is necessary to weave a high-quality fabric. A high-quality linen fabric can last for years and has high abrasion resistance.
Sometimes some starch is added to the product during the process, this gives the fabric more strength and therefore the weight is higher. However, the starch will usually disappear after a first wash.
The quality of the fabric plays an important role. All the fabrics you will find at Pirilana have been thoroughly tested and meet the highest quality standards.