Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Joy of Linen

The Joy of Linen
 Nadir Jour Linen Bed Set by Amancara
Linen textiles appear to be some of the oldest in the world. Of all natural textiles, it is the most resistant. Linen is also highly absorbent and is, in fact, able to maintain a large quantity of water in relation to its weight. It is valued for its exceptional coolness, and is therefore ideal for bed linen. The best linen is produced in Western Europe, particularly in Holland, Belgium and France.
Amancara only uses the finest European linen, creating luxury bedding, bath and table linen of the highest quality with timeless elegance, guaranteed to last. Linum Usitatissimum translates from Latin as "most useful linen." In naming this species, botanists recognized the inherent value of the humble flax plant. For thousands of years, man has known that this gentle gift of nature was the source of textiles with special properties: soft fabric, rich color absorption, lasting durability, and unrivalled comfort. Flax is one of the few crops still produced in Western Europe, with nearly 130,000 acres under cultivation annually. Climatic conditions in this region are perfect for growing flax, and increasing worldwide demand for linen makes it an important cash crop.
Linen is crisp, clean and comfortable. Soft, yet strong and durable. The more it is used, the softer and stronger it becomes. It can absorb up to 20% of its weight in moisture before it feels damp, and easily releases moisture to the air to remain cool and dry to the touch. Flax remains colorfast and launders beautifully. It has the additional advantage of being non-allergenic. Its fibers are recyclable and eventually biodegrade. For all these reasons, linen offers unlimited creative potential.
Pure linen bedding is in vogue once more. We never tire of linen at the dining table. The utility of linen in the kitchen is unrivalled. No other fibre can offer this unique blend of luxury and comfort, supreme elegance and down-to-earth practicality
The industrial processes of spinning and weaving have a different impact on the environment. Amancara chooses European Companies that are constantly investing in new equipment and production methods, reducing the need for energy and water and eliminating or recycling most waste. As a source of energy they use natural gas and do not pollute the air.
To see Amancara's special offers on Italian luxury linen bedding sets, and more visit our online shop!

www.amancara.com  - Luxury Italian Cashmere, Bedding & Bath Linen

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