FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Your bed sheets are about the same price as a set of silk sheets.
If you slept on both which would you recommend and why?
We would always recommend pure flax linen sheets. They are softer with each washing and unlike silk sheets, they don’t feel "slick". In addition, flax linen works with your body to keep it cool during the summer and warm in the winter.
There’s also the health benefits of flax linen, such as being hypoallergenic, which is important to anyone with allergies or sensitive skin who wants a good night’s sleep, and hygroscopic, meaning it will remain cool, even as it absorbs moisture. Researchers have also found that flax linen protects against radioactive radon gas and promotes immunoglobulin levels in blood, protecting mucous membranes in the mouth, respiratory tract and digestive path from microbes and viruses.
I’ve just received flax linen sheets — can I use bleach to clean them?
No, do not use bleach to clean anything made from pure flax linen. Bleach will weaken the fibers. We recommend you use half the detergent you usually use and air dry or use low heat in your dryer.
Properly maintained, flax linen sheets, towels and table cloths can last up to 20 years. It also has the property of being anti-static, meaning that dust is not attracted to the material and it will keep cleaner for a longer period of time. Also, keep in mind that flax linen is naturally resistant to staining, as well as moths and abrasions. While we’re not saying that you can do anything with your flax linens, we are saying that with proper care, it should more than pay for itself over time.
What does the "flax" in flax linen come from?
The word comes from the flax plant. The threads that ultimately becomes a towel, bed sheet or table cloth all are made from the longest fibers of the flax plant. The ancient Egyptians were among the first to cultivate and use the flax plant for clothing, bedding and other uses it continues to be used for, thousands of years later. Linen, made from flax, has always been associated with kings, the rich and the powerful.
It wasn’t until the widespread use of cotton that the word linen shifted to include products made from the material. However, flax linen proved itself, and continues to prove itself, as one of the most versatile, healthy and resilient fibers humans have ever used.