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BEST PRODUCTS, ACCEPTABLE PRICES
When we first started out, our passion for bedding and eco-friendly living drove us to source beautiful materials from around the world so that sofieluxe can offer you stylish bedding and decor at acceptable price.
Getting to Know linen.
Linen fabric is woven from the fibres of the flax plant, a highly sustainable crop that also creates many byproducts we are familiar with like flax oil and flaxseeds. The flax fibres are used to create yarn which is then woven into fabric. Flax crops are naturally very resilient and use far less water and pesticides than other crops such as the cotton plant.
The best flax is grown in Europe due to the ideal weather climate and Belgium and France are considered to have the highest quality flax. Although there is also flax grown in other countries such as India.
The flax is then dyed and woven into fabric meterage for making products. For ‘Natural’ colored linen, the yarn is left undyed. The linen fabric can then be garment dyed and this is where the colors are added to the Natural linen to create a completed piece. Chambray linen is created with two colors (typically White and another color) woven together. Bedding and apparel are then created from the fabric and the final step of the process is typically a stonewash with natural enzymes. The combination of the stones and enzymes create an acceleration in the softening of the fabric that would otherwise take years to accomplish.
I've heard amazing things linen sheets and was excited to try these. I was also warned in advance that you need to wash them SEVERAL times before they soften up. Quality wise, they seem to be good, I've only had them a month. Six washes in they are softening up. They are also very big but i think that's because the linen can shink. I bought them because I heard they were great for sleeping cool. To that end, they do seem to be a lot better than the cotton sheets i had before. Not as soft but cooler. I'm hoping a few more washes will help soften these up more
The Sofieluxe sheets are just right to keep you the perfect temperature all night.the soft and thick, and look great just out of the dryer!
What makes a quality linen?
For a premium final result there are many factors at play in the production of linen. It all starts with the best quality flax selected each season. The following list summarizes the elements that contribute to the overall product quality.
1.The source of the flax.
2.The quality of the weaving.
3.The dyeing process whether yarn dyed or garment dyed.
4.The sewing and detailing of the finished products, and
5.The stonewash process which ensures a soft vintage feel from day one.
Benefits of linen.
Aside from the environmental benefits that the production of linen supports, there are many benefits to using linen in the home to sleep on. Linen is very comfortable in warm climates: it is naturally highly absorbent, meaning it can absorb a high percentage of its own weight in water without feeling wet.
It is also highly breathable given its woven nature and will be temperature to sleep in, for both hot and cool sleepers. Linen is also considered to be a very long lasting fabric, although the length of its life will depend on a number of factors like the weight of the linen and also the way it is used and cared for. The stone washing process that is used in today's linen production does accelerate the ageing process, so the longevity that we’ve seen in our grandparents' linens which were heavier weight and not as soft to start, may not be matched by linen produced today.
A great choice for those conscious of the environmental impact of their purchases, most pure linen bedding is simply designed so won’t date, can be used for years, and also is produced much more efficiently than other fabrics such as cotton, with very little water and pesticides.
The linen look.
Aside from the comfort of sleeping in linen, you will love the look of it in your bedroom. Linen bedding has a distinctive texture and drape, which is both stylish on it’s own and highly adaptable to many bedroom styles.
Caring for your linen.
The best way to care for your linen is to machine wash warm on the gentle cycle with like colors. Never use bleach! A non-chlorine bleach can be used if necessary. Tumble-dry low and remove promptly. The inherent wrinkles are a natural asset to the relaxed beauty of linen, but you may use a warm iron if preferred.
After the first or second wash, if you notice the raw edge start to "unravel" slightly, don't worry! This is completely natural. Just cut off any threads, and as your sheets are used and laundered a couple times the edge of the fibers will expand a bit to keep threads in place.