Linen home decor is having a moment, but the fabric is more than just a trend — there are many benefits to linen, and as a durable fabric that only gets softer with age, linen home goods can be with you for many years to come!
The Benefits of Linen in Your Home
When it comes to home textiles, linen is a preferable fabric thanks to its thermal regulating properties (perfect for bedding & blankets) and its lived-in feeling (instantly makes a space feel more ‘home-y”!).
Plus, natural fibers are typically better when trying to keep your indoor air healthy and safe. That said, not all natural fabrics are created equal because they can still be grown with pesticides and be colored with toxic dyes or treated with potentially hazardous chemicals.
Look for certifications like Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex that vets products to ensure they are free of harmful substances. Not only is this good for you and your home, but it’s better for the outside environment as well.
Linen can also be a more eco-conscious fabric choice than conventional cotton and synthetic fabrics like polyester.
The plant used in linen, flax, often “comes close to the organic standard without trying” according to the CFDA, and in many cases can be cultivated with natural rainfall alone.
Where to Find Linen Home Goods
I’m excited to partner with Sauths for this guide because they have a beautiful selection of linen home decor and home goods. And their linen products are Oeko-Tex certified and all responsibly-made in small batches locally in Lithuania at a family-owned production house.
This factory uses geothermal heating, a clean self-renewable heating method that doesn’t release any harmful substances, to minimize their carbon footprint too!
Taking responsibility for their supply chain, every person involved in Sauths’ production process earns fair wages and has good working conditions and a safe environment. Sauths ensures that the high working standards set by the European Union are being met through regular third-party audits.
Another highlight of Sauths is that they have a zero waste mindset and have no production waste. Larger scraps are upcycled into other textile products such as towels, hair bands, and bags while small pieces that aren’t suitable for textile items are recycled into other types of products.
And this sustainable mindset is ingrained in Sauths company culture too — a large proportion of Sauths factory team members commute by bicycle to work!
[This guide is sponsored by Sauths. As always, we only partner with brands who meet strict standards for sustainability and are brands we truly love — and that we think you’ll love too!]
Linen is such a wonderful fabric choice for bedding because it has natural thermal regulating properties, which keep you cool in hotter weather and cozy in colder weather.
The fabric is also more breathable than other common bedding materials like cotton and polyester blends.
There’s nothing dreamier than an earthy-hued linen duvet! This one from Sauths is available in Twin through California King for US customers and Single through Super King for EU and UK-based customers. I’m personally a big fan of the beige but it’s available in a variety of other colors, from clay to chambray blue, as well.
Rest easy with a soft breathable pillowcase made from certified toxic-free linen. The pillowcases from Sauths are made from 100% European Flax linen and come with button closures. You can either coordinate your pillowcases with your duvet or mix and match for a more layered look.
Cozy up in 100% linen with these colorful two-tone blankets, available in terracotta, clay, and sky blue. As mentioned earlier, linen is a great thermo-regulating fabric that will not only keep you cool on hot days, but can keep you warm on colder days too! Plus, it’s breathable, so it’ll keep you cozy without making you feel sweaty.
Linen Kitchen Goods
Dine in style with sustainably-made linen placemats crafted from Oeko-Tex certified linen. Soft table linens add an especially cozy touch to wooden tables! These minimalist placemats are available in beige, dusty pink, and dark blue and can be easily washed in cooler temperatures.
Protect your clothes while you cook up your farm-to-table creations in a lightweight linen apron. The aprons from Sauths — which are available in clay, beige, peach, and rose — also feature a convenient front pocket for placing cooking utensils or a kitchen towel for convenient access.
(And, Sauths also has a lovely selection of linen clothing, which is also made from Oeko-Tex certified linen and produced sustainably in small batches in Lithuania.)
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