A Few Things to Think About When Shopping for a New Linen Duvet Cover in NZ

Linen is a cool, comfortable fabric that makes getting sleep easy. No material works better as a duvet cover, and other types of linen bedding are often perfect, as well.

When searching for a linen duvet cover NZ, residents will always do well to keep a few particularly important ideas in mind. 

The Perfect Natural Fiber for Bedding

Human beings have been cultivating the flax plant for tens of thousands of years, and for a variety of reasons. Ancients prized the oil derived from flax seeds just as much as many do today, and they marveled at the plant's other properties.

When industrial production of cotton became possible, interest in growing flax took something of a hit worldwide. While cotton has plenty of admirable qualities, it cannot match the breathable lightness and elegance of linen, the material derived from the flax plant's fibers.

As a result, the popularity of linen as a bedding material never flagged much at all and has recently enjoyed a boom. When sleeping in linen sheets NZ residents find they feel cool and comfortable even when the weather is hot, and they can feel warm when it's cold outside. 

Picking the Perfect Duvet Cover 

When searching for a new linen duvet cover NZ, shoppers only need to focus on a few basic points. As with other types of woven fabric, linen typically carries an associated thread count.

Compared to materials like cotton, the thread count of a piece of linen will almost always be quite a bit lower, and not really considered when talking about linen.  This is a reflection of the relative stoutness of individual threads of linen and not anything to be concerned about. Typically when talking about linen we talk about weight. 

How linen gets finished will also impact the experience of sleeping on it. Most prefer natural treatments, and there is a trend to stonewash, however, we have chosen not to use stonewash because the fiber we use is superior therefore does not require softening. When the fibre is not stonewashed, the bedlinen will last much longer.  We hear all the time of clients buying stonewashed linen and having it rip in a matter of months.  Our linen is designed to last a lifetime or 2.

Enjoy Summerhouse Linen - Heritage linen. 

Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleave of care
The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath
Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course,
Chief nourisher in life’s feast.

~ William Shakespeare, Macbeth