Here at Linen Social, we have a serious love affair with French flax linen. Our signature range of pure linen sheets and pure linen bedding sets are all created using 100% French flax linen - but what makes this natural fabric just so special?
Along with looking (and feeling!) effortlessly luxurious, flax linen fabric has certain properties that make it the perfect choice for your bedding. Keep reading to learn why we only use 100% French flax linen to create our home and lifestyle products:
What is French Flax Linen?
First things first: what exactly is French flax linen, and what differentiates it from other linens?
Linen is defined as a natural fibre woven from the flax plant - the same plant that produces flax seeds and linseeds. To create flax linen, the cellulose fibre (found in the stem of the flax plant) is harvested and spun into cloth.
Flax plants can be found in several countries throughout the world, but France is renowned for having ideal growing conditions and producing superior flax fibres. This is why we source our linen directly from France to create the highest quality linen products for our customers.
Linen Facts: What is Linen Used For?
Flax linen can be used for a multitude of purposes, from upholstery to clothing and soft furnishings. At Linen Social, we use flax linen fabric to create premium pure linen bed sheets and pure linen duvet covers. Here’s why:
Simply put, French flax linen feels amazing on the skin! This organic fabric is buttery soft and stonewashed after manufacturing to remove excess fibres, making it incredibly comfortable to sleep in. If you have sensitive skin, you’ll be pleased to know flax linen is also hypoallergenic and perfectly suited for those with allergies. Take it from us - once you experience the luxury of sleeping in French linen bedding, you’ll never be able to go back.
Did you know pure linen is the world’s strongest natural fibre, and 2-3 times more durable than cotton? This means your French linen sheets will last longer than standard cotton sheets, providing maximum value for money. The natural flax fibres also help to provide structure and shape, keeping your linen in premium condition for years to come.
There’s nothing more frustrating than feeling too hot or cold under the covers! French bed linen gets the balance just right with its unique insulation properties, keeping you cool in summer and warm during winter. Your pure linen bedding will adjust perfectly to changing temperatures, creating the perfect transeasonal piece year-round.
If you’re a conscious consumer, you’ll love knowing your pure linen bed sheets are sustainably sourced and environmentally friendly. This is because the manufacturing of French flax requires fewer pesticides, irrigation and energy than most other fibres. The flax plant only needs one-fifth of the pesticides and fertilisers used to produce cotton - making it a much friendlier option on the environment.
Although your sheets may feel as luxurious as a 5-star hotel, French flax linen is actually super low maintenance and couldn’t be easier to clean, with quick-drying properties that make washing a breeze. And here’s the best news: regular washing won’t damage your linen - in fact, it will only help your sheets feel softer and more luxurious over time.
Ready to be converted? Fall asleep to the luxury of linen with our range of 100% linen duvet sets and sheet sets, designed in Australia and sourced ethically from France. Inspired by earthy tones and seasonal colours, you can explore our entire pure linen bedding collection here.