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6 Reasons to Choose Flax Linen Bedding

With its naturally massaging texture, impressive strength and anti-microbial properties, it's easy to see why this luxurious material is favored among hotel and spa owners. At Pottery Barn, you'll find a wide range of bed sheets, pillowcases and covers made from durable, breathable Belgian flax linen. Here are a few good reasons to consider Belgian flax over cotton for your next bedding purchase.

It's Classic

Linen has a timeless appeal that complements both traditional and contemporary interiors. Bed sheets made from this material boast supple textures and simple details that add a refined, yet relaxed, touch to any space. Our collection of Belgian flax linen bedding is available in a diverse range of colors to match any scheme, whether you prefer neutral tones or want a bolder color to make your decorative pillows and other room accents pop.

It's Breathable

Flax linen fibers are highly permeable, producing a fabric that regulates your body temperature all year round. Your linen bedding will keep you cool during warm summer nights and warm during the colder seasons, ensuring optimal comfort and a more restful night's sleep.

It Absorbs Moisture

Because Belgian flax fibers are hollow, they can absorb up to 20 percent of their weight in moisture. This makes flax linen bedding an ideal choice for those who tend to overheat at night. The fabric will wick perspiration away from your body, keeping you comfortably dry as you sleep.

It's Long Lasting

Flax linen is an excellent investment for the home, as it can last for many years if cared for properly. Not only is it much more durable than cotton bedding, but flax linen fibers also repel dirt, keeping your sheets looking new longer. Even better, the fibers tend to soften over time and with repeated washings.

It's Naturally Anti-Microbial

Its permeability, combined with the ability to quickly absorb and release moisture, makes the flax linen fiber naturally bacteria resistant. Many people find relief from allergies and skin conditions like eczema after switching to flax linen sheets.

It's Eco-Friendly

Flax production requires few pesticides and no irrigation, compared to other materials, which require considerable resources. What's more, the entire part of the flax fiber is used, including the seeds, which are pressed to make linseed oil. The fabric is fully biodegradable and recyclable, making flax linen the ultimate choice for the eco-conscious homeowner.

Instantly give a bedroom a finished, yet lived-in look with naturally beautiful Belgian flax linen bedding. Shop our selection of bed sheets, pillow cases, coverlets, duvets and quilts today.