Friday, June 26, 2009

100% Linen

100% Linen...  There is really nothing that compares to linen.  Most people don't know that true linen comes from the flax plant and not actually made of cotton.  It is the most durable of all bed linen fabrics because of the loosely woven nature of it's construction.
  Linen textiles are some of the oldest in the world and can be traced back to 8000 B.C.  It was actually used as currency in Ancient Egypt.  The Egyptian Mummies were wrapped in it because it was seen as a symbol of light and purity and as a display of wealth.    
It breaths beautifully and keeps  you much cooler on those warm summer nights.   Like a crisp linen shirt or a pair of white linen PJ's, there is feeling that you get from being wrapped up in real linen, that is almost inexplicable.
Once June rolls around, I throw on my 100% linen
Whisper Linen  bedding from Bella Notte and know that summer is definitely here...