Natural fibers love water. Linen is thought of as nature’s wicking fiber. It can gain up to 20% moisture before it will first begin to feel damp. Cotton will absorb more than 25% its weight in water.
Additionally, linen is known to gain strength when wet. It has the natural ability to prevent bacterial growth. For towels, this is very important as hand and bath towels tend to be the perfect home for microbes.
The affinity of cotton and linen to moisture is one reason why natural fibers are most comfortable to wear and to have in our bedrooms. They interact well with our bodies and contribute to our comfort.
Linen fibers are hollow, moving air and moisture naturally. During the colder months, layer linen blankets or a throw to retain heat and warmth from your body. Linen reacts to the season and the body in contact with the cloth to give the best of all circumstances. Linen is a natural insulator. It is valued for its ability to keep cool in the summer months and trap warmth in colder weather. This is all achieved through the natural properties of the fiber itself.
Cotton blankets move effortlessly between seasons. Their warmth is found in the comfort of their feel. Innovative design and texture provide places for air, adding to comfort. During cold months, use cotton blankets and throws to layer. They will add weight. In warm climates, use a cotton blanket or throw alone and it will provide rest under the perfect weight. Your blankets have one job: to keep you warm, cozy and comfortably nested. Natural plant fibers outshine.