How often should you wash pillows and mattresses?

Pillows: every 3 monthsYour pillow stuffing serves as sponge, absorbing sweat, and with time turns into a real breeding ground for bacteria and mites. Scientists discovered that these microorganisms and their waste and dead cells may constitute up...

What to do, if your linen item has shrunk too much after washing?

Flax is the only material, whose characteristics improve after each washing – linen items become softer and look more organic. Linen items can shrink indeed, if they were washed or dried wrong, especially if there are no synthetic additions in...

Why is linen more expensive than cotton?

It is not so easy to grow flax plants. It feels comfortable only at moderate temperatures, in good lighting, with lots of daylight and at adequate moisture. Not only quantity but also quality of the harvest gets worse during resowing at the same...

What is safer for your health: linen or cotton?

Scientists have proved that wearing linen clothes will prevent a series of health problems because flax plant has unique bacteriologic properties – it is too hard for germs and fungi to take root on linen fabric. This is a perfectly clean and...

How to store bread correctly?

Our ancestors wrapped bread in linen towels or canvas fabric to help keep its freshness and tastiness. Some women knew special secrets to keep bread and save it to the last crumb. They wrapped it in a white fabric or paper to keep it soft and...

Linen and cotton: Everything is comparative

Linen is often mistaken for its main competitor – cotton, which is utterly wrong. These are completely different plants that give fibers with completely different linen properties.  How to distinguish linen from cotton? Cotton...

Linen or cotton – which one is better?

Fashion for natural fabrics made linen and cotton extremely popular. However, sometimes it is hard to decide which one of these two products is the best. That is why you should know a thing or two about these fabrics to know their pros and...

How to prepare linen fabric for sewing

Every fabric has its own unique character. It is a fact well-known for anyone who had to sew at least once. And of course linen is no exception. Moreover, in addition to all its amazing qualities like airflow conductance, durability and long-term...

Hemstitch – Back to Basics

Imagine a cozy rustic house decorated with hemstitched textile and your young great-grandma holding an embroidery hoop and a needle. Wood crackles in a fireplace, a soft howling of the blizzard is heard outside the window, and a masterpiece is born...

5 Tips on how to keep your kitchen towels clean and neat

Kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your house or flat. Something is always happening there: the water flows, the food is cooked, and the ingredients are cut. It is impossible to do without dishes and kitchen linen that tend to become...

How often should I wash and clean kitchen towels?

Kitchen towels should be washed after each use. Dishcloths and kitchen towels are the most dangerous breeding grounds for bacterial contamination in your kitchen. The best temperature for bacterial growth is 37°C (98F), and dirty kitchen towels...

Life quality is in details

The swiftness of our life has the upper hand. We gather for family dinners fewer and farther between; we snack on tasteless ready-to-cook food on the fly and drink cool tea staring at our smartphones. We eat and drink on the go, talk on the phone in...

How to take care of linen bedding?

Appealing, durable, and nice to the touch – linen bedding has always been considered one of the best; that is why it has always been quite expensive. However, it is not only a price tag of a linen set that scares many...

Why are linen curtains good for you?

Modern linen curtains will be perfect for any spaces and various interior decors. The only thing you need is to take the nuances of natural material into consideration. Luxury gardines will be a perfect decoration for your...

How to choose the right kitchen towel?

Let’s think, why we need a kitchen towel at all. At first glance, a kitchen towel does not seem an important accessory in the kitchen. We pay way more attention to choosing of top-notch knives, pans, casseroles with different...

Linen fabric: manufacture and properties (part 2)

How linen fabric is produced Producing Linen fabrics is quite an expensive process for several reasons. First of all, it deals with complex processing of the plant. Besides, flax linen has...

Linen towels are the best choice for your kitchen

Linen fabric has been popular for many centuries. It has something to do with both fashion for natural things and advantages of the flax. Besides, this fabric looks very stylish and will fit into any décor. Nowadays, every thing possible is made of...

Linen fabric: manufacture and properties (part 1)

The first mentions of linen fabric and its use date back to several thousand years ago. Some historians think this fabric is 5000 years old. The earliest use was found in Ancient Egypt. It was an expensive material, so...