Another great thing about linen is its longevity. Dating back thousands of years, it is one of the world's oldest fabrics and is much stronger and more durable than cotton. Admittedly, this means that from harvesting to fabric construction it is more time consuming and labour intensive to produce, and because of its inelasticity great care must be taken to avoid the fibre breaking. However, this makes for a product lasting much longer than cotton ever could, which may help to account for its higher price.
ILZE SWART FROM ITHACA HOMEWARE SAYS:
How would you style up a bed fit for royalty? Create a luxurious bed with texture and layering, using natural fabrics. I suggest our Hemp duvet cover and pillowcases, with a soft hand and a weight that’ll remind you of antique sheets. Add king pillowcases made from our linen/cotton Waffle Weave – rich in texture and decadently soft with down/feather pillows. Finally, layer with one of our heavy Camargue throws.