Not many people can say they have pure linen in their cupboards, on their beds or on a table for that matter. The word ‘linen’ these days is a generic (common) word for sheets and pillowcases which are made from polyester or a blend of polyester/cotton/rayon as do most tablecloths. Other tablecloths are made from vinyl with a cotton blend backing. You may think by buying these type of fabrics will save you money but in the long run it actually costs you more. Their longevity is short lived which means you are having to replace them every couple of years. However, pure linen will virtually last you forever; providing you look after it.
Natural Linen Napkins
These napkins are practical and suited to serve well with your table setting. The natural linen napkins on Amazon have been manufactured by a small family-owned business in Lithuania; a country known for their traditional flax growing, weaving and linen manufacturing.
Bakers Couche; hear of it? Neither have I until now. Imported from France, this bakers couche is made from untreated, unbleached 100% natural flax linen. You place the dough between the couche folds which helps the dough to keep its shape and prevents it from joining together as it rises. Proofing, in bakers terms, means allowing the bread dough to rise. I came across this ‘Bakers Couche‘ on Amazon.
Made from European linen, this undyed, unbleached 100% pure linen tablecloth was manufactured in California, USA. Can be purchased from Amazon.
Pure Flax Linen Table Runner
This Pure Flax Linen Table Runner, on Amazon, is woven jacquard; meaning the pattern or weave is very detailed. The linen fabric does not pill or collect lint.
Orkney Duvet Cover
Made in California from European linen, this queen sized 100% Pure Linen Duvet Cover is unbleached and has not been dyed. Its natural flax color shows how authentic and traditional the linen is. Found on Amazon.
Crinkle or Wrinkle Free Linen
If you are looking for crinkle/wrinkle-free pure linen then you’d be getting pure linen which has been subjected to ‘botox’. A hot iron will straighten out wrinkles in no time. You’ll be im-pressed! Pure linen is very absorbent, non allergenic and less likely to attract lint or pill. It is naturally (organic); providing of course it has not been tainted (polluted) with toxic dyes. As polyester/rayon and other synthetic blends are a concern to our health it would seem that introducing pure linen back into our lives would be a healthier choice. Do you want to live a healthier lifestyle? Then go green and save this planet of ours by using natural linen or pure linen dyed with non-toxic dyes. It’s the most natural thing you can do.
You might like to read The Big Book of Flax by C & J ZinZendorf which can be found on Amazon.