Have you ever wondered what is so special about linen, or why it warrants such an esteemed reputation? Well, Luxury Lifestyle are here to tell you exactly why linen deserves the fuss it gets and to introduce you to a company who has used it to produce a catalogue of high-end products especially for you–say hello to luxury linen company, Piglet.
Founded by Jessica Mason back in 2017, Piglet started as a small project producing simple linen duvet covers and pillowcases in a few calming colours and has since grown into a blooming brand offering customers the finest range of linen products. Whilst still selling their much-loved range of bedding – although now with many more colour options – Piglet’s collection has expanded to include pyjamas, robes, table linens, cushions, throws, curtains, wheat bags, napkins, small toys, and even a room and pillow mist.
“But why linen?” you might ask.
Linen is a textile made from the fibres of the stalk of the flax plant. Not only does the fabric have its own share of distinct, sought-after properties, but the growth of the flax plant and the production of linen also reap a host of environmental and economic benefits that most people are unaware of.
With numerous positive impacts including improved soil quality, increased crop yields, diversified eco-systems and landscapes, minimal waste, carbon dioxide retention and the creation of work for locals, the growth and production of linen is largely sustainable and the fabric then often considered very environmentally-friendly.
The benefits of linen bedding
Once Piglet turns the fabric into beautiful linen products, these are valued for several reasons:
Durability and longevity
Linen is incredibly strong, almost 30% stronger and thicker than cotton, making it very hard-wearing and, if taken care of properly, contributes to its long lifespan. Its durability is what makes the fabric become softer after every wash as the fibres change texture without losing their strength.
Due to the fact that the flax plant is not exposed to harsh chemicals or pesticides, linen is often suitable for those suffering from allergies or sensitive skin.
The weave and structure of the linen fabric increases airflow allowing the material to wick away moisture from your skin and allow your body to breathe, making it perfect for bedsheets and blankets. Linen can absorb up to 20% of its weight in moisture before feeling wet so your sheets will feel fresh for longer.
Suitable all year round
Linen’s natural long fibres help to regulate body temperature making it ideal for every season.
Thanks to the resilient flax plant from which it is produced from, linen is completely organic, biodegradable and recyclable making it one of the greenest fabrics around.
Unlike other fabrics that require ironing and pressing, linen is one of the few that looks its best with a few creases. Part of linen’s distinct and unique appeal is its simple and textured appearance which showcases a rustic, natural and effortless beauty.
As many of us are currently appreciating the comfort of our beds a lot more than usual thanks to Covid-19 and the global lockdown, now might be the perfect opportunity for you experience these qualities that give linen its respected reputation by getting yourself some new linen bedding by Piglet directly from their online store – and if you hurry you can enjoy 20% off using their current discount on bedding!
Pillowcases, sheets and a variety of different size duvet covers are all available at Piglet as well as a selection of bedding bundles for those who like a package deal. With 14 different colours and patterns to choose from in elegant names like Raspberry, Sage Green, Midnight Stripe and Terracotta, Piglet’s sheets could be that perfect refresher in your bedroom that you didn’t even realise you needed.
Orders are packaged and shipped from the company’s very own converted barn in West Sussex – a truly rustic operation through and through. Right down to the packaging, this company is invested in environmental aid. Piglet use recyclable materials across all of their packaging wherever possible in an attempt to reduce plastic waste, tying your order together with string in a linen drawstring bag which is then wrapped in brown paper and packed into a cardboard box ready for delivery.
After your linen has arrived, watch as your room is transformed with a beautifully curated collection of simple, sophisticated, and utterly luxurious linen goods.