Why choose Flax Linen

Why choose Flax Linen?

•Flax is resilient and extracts minimally from the earth and can grow in poorly irrigated soil and and the process of retting involves considerably less water than cotton to produce the finished fabric

•Every part of the flax plant has its use. Flax fibers are used to make linen and rope. Flax seeds are also used to make linseed oil, used in woodworking and carpentry. As far back as 30,000 years ago, flax has been cultivated and grown as a steady crop in Egypt,

linen is a versatile fabric -its application can be seen in upholstery and industrial products to home wares including curtains, bed linen, towels to tableware . It is also used as canvas for oil paintings, by artisan bakers and then can be finely woven into the lightest flowing material for your perfect white shirt or dress or natural trouser suit for your summer wardrobe.

•Linen is a living fabric that gets softer more luxurious and drapes even more beautifully with use and laundering

•Linen is thermoregulatory and when used in bedding aids a refreshing nights sleep important for maintaining a healthy immune system by keeping you at optimal temperature all night long . In addition it is moisture wicking so this is the fabric of choice for those who may have difficulty maintaining an even body  temperature whilst sleeping .

•Linen is well known for its anti bacterial and antimicrobial and antiseptic properties and coupled with its ability to thermoregulate it is ideal for use for those with sensitive skin and skin conditions such as psoriasis eczema and acne

When you buy good quality linen you are not merely surrounding yourself with something beautiful and healthy you are also helping the earth by reducing waste . Cheaper homewares are popular but carry none of the health benefits of natural linen and end up looking worn after a few washes . A linen towel, bedsheet, duvet cover or throw will last for years and indeed gets better with each laundering so you are investing not only in yourself but in a greener environment by reducing waste and landfill. Linen is an heirloom fabric and can be passed down through generations so why not join in the slow homewares tribe and give someone an everlasting gift today.

By purchasing from Nugent Linen you can rest assured that you are choosing the best for you, your loved ones and for the environment.

Our Linen is Bureau Veritas Certified as Premium European Flax Linen.

All of our Linen is also STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® Certified.

This means that Our Linen is premium quality sustainable and free from pesticides and harsh chemicals.
Kate @nugentlinen