Reasons to love French linen


Linen has always been considered a luxury fabric and the textile of choice  – five hundred years the typical “trousseau” would include six pairs of sheets, two dozen pillowcases, three dozen napkins, three tablecloths, a complete table setting for twelve, two dozen dishtowels , a dozen hand towels, two dozen bath towels, and six aprons….!!!!!!! Phew….These days the love for linen is increasing as people appreciate it’s spectacular properties and propensity to increase wellbeing. From bedlinen, to teatowels to linen clothes, this beautiful fabric is as useful today as it was in it’s hey day. There is something enduringly appealing and beautiful about a pile of crisp white, neatly folded linen!
At Maison Brocante we have a passion particularly for French linen, we believe it is of the highest quality, often woven in old traditional linen mills, from flax to linen yarn to an array of wonderful rolls of delicious French linen and French linen products.  We continue to curate our collection of French linens, from French linen teatowels to beautiful slubby French linen bedspreads. We love everything from the delicious smell to it’s feel-  to the beautiful colours and shades – take a look at our Slubby French Linen Bedspreads  – we are still overwhelmed with the stunning colour and texture of this line. Our range of French linens continues to expand and now includes beautiful French linen dresses and slubby French linen bags
Okay, so back to the reasons to love linen – here are some of our top picks:
  • Used as bedlinen, linen reduces fatigue and lifts spirits
  • Flax fabric is an excellent filter protecting against noise and dust – linen actually repels dirt!
  • Reputed to possess ‘curative’ properties, the ‘flax’ cell is compatible with the human cell, giving it benevolent properties for the human body – linen does not cause allergic reactions and is helpful in treating a number of allergic disorders
  • Linen fabric has a light massaging effect because of the microscopic breaks throughout the fabric
  • It is anti-static and can even help soften and preserve the skin due to its natural pH balance
  • Linen absorbs and evaporates water – as much as 20% of its dry weight which explains why linen always feels fresh and cool
  • Linen has natural thermo-regulatory properties, it’s a breathable fabric meaning you stay cool in Summer and warm in Winter , this is why linen in considered by many to be the ultimate fabric for bedlinen
  • Linen also has little or no elasticity, which allows linen garments to retain their shape
  • Linen is renowned for its durability and long life – the strength of linen thread is twice as high as that of cotton and three times that of wool
  • The more linen is washed the softer and smoother it becomes – it has a smooth surface and feels pleasant to the touch –  linen exudes naturalness with creasing being another of it’s precious properties

We hope we have managed to convince you of some of the benefits of this beautiful fabric that is French linen and we hope to delight you with our French linen range in our shop 
By | 2018-06-29T09:23:18+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Reasons to love French linen