The most elegant lady I have ever seen is in a small restaurant


The most elegant lady I have ever seen is in a small re […]

The most elegant lady I have ever seen is in a small restaurant on the border of France and Germany. It is also the season of eating asparagus. The woman with silver hair is sitting at the small table by the window, slowly cutting the white and fat asparagus into small pieces and sending it to the entrance. There are no Parisian women's red lips and scarves, only a piece of ironed linen shirt, although the wrinkles are not shallow youth, but it is unforgettable. Since then, linen has been the goddess of my heart.
Sophie Marceau’s bleak temperament fits well with linen.

More than just clothing, linen in the French life can be seen everywhere: linen curtains  functional fabric , linen tablecloths, linen bedding... We have already talked about linen curtains (poke here), and also mentioned linen in the first bedding guide. .

The history of flax in China is not long and the price is expensive. Therefore, there are not many choices of linen bedding on the market. Except for the brand and IKEA (IKEA), ZaraHome has a small amount of linen bedding, which is a product of a certain treasure. This time we will talk about how to grasp the key points, avoid the traps, and buy genuine high-quality linen bedding.

Linen beddings enhance the taste of the bedroom

Only lazy temperament

a heirloom that can give a daughter a dowry

Hemp fiber is the first natural fiber discovered and used by human beings. The development history of flax can be almost the same as the history of human civilization.

Flax originated in the Near East and the Mediterranean coast. As early as 5,000 years ago, residents of the Mesopotamian plains and ancient Egyptians had cultivated flax and used fiber textile materials, which were later brought to the south of Europe by Phoenicians. In the Roman era, Europeans used comfortable linen robes as close-fitting clothing and put wool robes on the outside to keep warm (this is why our underwear is mostly white in color today); in the Middle Ages, the use of linen was more common. In France, the United Kingdom, Belgium and other countries.

In Europe, linen, like crystal and silverware, is a symbol of wealthy life. According to legend, Sun King Louis XIV, who has been bathing for more than 7 times in his life, relies on linen to wipe his body and replace four or five sets of linen shirts every day to keep his body clean.

Linen is a must-have dowry for French brides. In order to allow the poor women to have dowry linen when they are married, France has established a system called “Bride's Gloves Fund”, which starts from the age of 8 and saves regularly until the age of 21, and can get the “marriage fund” when marrying. And a dowry made up of various types of linen.

In the eyes of Europeans who know how to live, linen also represents heritage. In the French flea market, vintage linen sheets are often seen, embroidered with the name of the owner with floral embroidery. Well-preserved linen can be passed on as a dowry to the next generation.
The linen of this cabinet is a valuable home.
Westerners like to embroider the letters of their own names on the linen.
The advantage is not one or two

Flax can be a good thing for the European affluent class, or because it has the incomparable advantages of other fabrics: moisture absorption, breathability, durability, UV protection, and radiation resistance.

■ moisture absorption, ventilation

Flax is one of the most environmentally-friendly natural fibers in the world. It has high moisture absorption and low elasticity. The linen absorbs water several times faster than cotton. Moreover, due to the physical properties of linen, it has a relatively low density of warp and weft, which is more breathable and can increase the comfort of the body in hot or humid weather.

In the winter, linen bedding is also a good choice, especially in the damp and cold south. With a woolen blanket or silk quilt, it is both dry and warm.
Linen bedding is not exclusive in summer, and the dehumidifying properties make it comfortable to use in winter.

■ Durable

Flax is a kind of natural fiber made from the stem of flax, which is much stronger than cotton fiber. Therefore, its service life is relatively long, and it usually starts to wear after three to five years of normal use.
Every time it is washed, it becomes softer and smoother, which is the opposite of cotton. Therefore, many of the embroidery that has been preserved for thousands of years is made of linen.

Linen embroidered cloth, is the finest fabric of embroidery, especially the embroidered linen produced in France.

■ UV protection, radiation resistance

Hemicellulose contained in linen textile products is the best material for absorbing UV rays. Flax fiber contains more than 18% hemicellulose, which is several times higher than cotton fiber. The owner of a large-scale linen factory in China told us that the anti-ultraviolet effect of marijuana is the best, but because of the well-known reasons, hemp fiber is not easy to obtain, so linen is the best anti-UV in natural fiber. select.

At the same time, linen can effectively reduce the harmful effects of magnetic fields on the human body. Today's radiation-proof maternity wear, linen material accounts for a large proportion.

Choosing linen clothes during pregnancy is a good choice.

■ Rain dew and water wash

If you want to choose a good linen bedding, you should first understand the difference between rain and linen, and the difference between fiber raw materials and fabrics.

The basis of high-quality linen fabrics is high-quality fiber raw materials, and the climate has a huge impact on the growth of flax. The origin of flax is also an important factor in measuring its quality. The French linens of Normandy and Flanders in Belgium are the best, with long fibres and golden colours. In the humid and shady environment of linen, in addition to France and Belgium, the main producers of flax in Europe are the Netherlands, Russia and Ukraine; India, Egypt and Heilongjiang in China also produce flax, but the fiber is short and the quality is average.

Harbin Flax Factory was once the largest hemp spinning enterprise in China. It was once the best in Asia. Its products have been exported to more than 80 countries and regions. It has also won many international awards, but it still has not escaped bankruptcy. China's flax cultivation and production and processing have also gone downhill.

The manufacturing process from natural fibers to textiles is complex and requires processes such as ramie, cleaning, and wet spinning. France's Normandy and Belgium's Flanders have a humid and cool climate, which is most suitable for flax growth. It has a long history of cultivation, rich cultivation experience and advanced technology. These factors have contributed to the high quality of flax.

The cool environment is also beneficial to the natural microbial activity in the natural environment after the flax is harvested, so that the fiber is separated from the central part of the hemp to achieve the purpose of degumming, and then the hemp fiber is obtained by the experienced workers. This kind of flax fiber is called Yulu Ma, and the French and Belgian flax are mainly rain and hemp. In some areas, there is a shortage of rain and dew, which requires artificial use of warm water. Egypt and China are basically warm and watery. Rain dew is better than warm water.