Why linen is one of the best materials for your kitchen accessories

With endless ready-made and take-away options, cooking at home has become more of a pleasure and a mindful way to spend time with your loved ones, rather than a necessary house chore. And while you’re enjoying yourself in the kitchen creating, from time to time you may end up with a serious mess and many splashes along the way. 

That is why choosing high-quality kitchen linen to protect your clothes and precious furniture, while absorbing or wiping any splatters can save you a lot of time. It can keep the cooking process hassle-free, and eating on linen covered table – simply cosier.

The plenty benefits of linen

Linen fibres are naturally anti-bacterial, hypoallergenic and anti-mycotic. It has a natural pH balance, which helps to soften and preserve the skin.

It’s healthy for your body

You should always choose locally grown products to save on that CO2. As we’re based in Europe, we source our linen locally. All of the flax, which is the plant where the linen fibres are from and which is used to make our products, is grown organically in France and Italy where the plant is native, and then woven into linen at a small family run mill that we work with, using traditional craftsmanship and techniques.

100% locally grown

Flax needs no irrigation, rainwater is enough, so growers use less fertilisers or pesticides which make linen a beautifully natural material. It also has a chemical-free finishing compared to cotton, all the reasons why linen is the greener fabric by far to other materials.

It's eco friendly

Linen is incredibly absorbent while still feeling dry to the touch. Due to its natural hollow fibres, it can absorb much more than any other material incl. cotton – making it perfect for kitchen tea towels or aprons.

It's incredibly absorbent

Linen is 30% stronger than cotton which makes it much more durable for usage around the home. Tea towels are long-lasting and actually get softer the more they are used. The best part? Linen fibres do not break down and actually get better the longer you use it. This is why dishes and glasses are always lint free.

It's very resistant and durable

It's breathable. Linen can help to regulate your temperature. It absorbs moisture in the heat and retains body heat in the cold. Cotton sheets tend to break down after a few years whereas linen actually only starts to shine after 3 years. With our stonewashed linen, we practically fast-forward to the 3 year feeling so you can experience extra softness immediately. Linen is the smartest choice you can make – it is long-lasting and looks incredibly beautiful the older it gets.

It's comfortable

.... because who has time for ironing?

Wrinkles are a built-in feature

So, did you fall in love with linen as much as we did?

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