General Questions about Linen Fabric

Linen VS Cotton. What’s the difference?


Linen is the world’s strongest natural fiber and is often regarded as the best quality material to sleep in. It is made of the flax plant that goes through a lengthy production process to become an end-product for your bed. Linen has a lot of benefits and is famous for its balance between its strength and the ability to become softer after each wash. Linen is one of the best breathable fabrics, it can keep you cool in summer and won’t let you get cold in winter. The top flax-growing countries in the world are Ukraine, France, Belgium, Italy, and Lithuania. They have the perfect climate conditions to grow it. They produce the highest quality natural fibers that will be then turned into cozy linen sheets, duvet covers, pillow shams, curtains for your bedroom.


Cotton is the other kind of natural material that is commonly used for bedding. Cotton is a soft natural fiber that gets its strength from spinning the fiber into yarn and then weaving the yarn into fabric. Cotton is a breathable and moisture-wicking fabric, also because of the softness, it’s a comfortable material to sleep in. The process of producing cotton is relatively easy compared to the linen process so that cotton textiles tend to be lower priced. The most common delusion about cotton is that the higher the thread count is, the higher the quality is. But what is actually the best thread count? The thread count itself only contributes up to 10% of a finished bedding product. Other factors that are much more important to measure the quality of the fabric include the species and quality of the source cotton, the country of origin, the yarning technique, and finishing materials.

Why choose linen?

Durable and strong

Linen is known to be the world’s strongest natural fiber. Not only is linen thicker than cotton, but it is also 30% stronger than cotton, which makes the linen bed sheets being more durable and last a lot longer.

Able to soften after each wash

High-quality cotton is inevitably softer than linen, especially within the first six months of purchase. However, high-quality linen becomes softer and more absorbent after each wash without losing its durability. Most linens that are used for bedding products (like Scottie’s) are high quality and are also ‘stonewashed’, which makes linen look more elegant and be even softer than usual.

Highly breathable

Linen is a natural insulator. It has natural heat and moisture-wicking properties that make linen a good conductor of warmth and a popular fabric to use for clothing or bedding in the summer.

More environmentally friendly

The cultivation and manufacturing of flax are environmentally friendly and require less irrigation, pesticides, and energy than most other fibers, including cotton. For example, the flax plant, from which linen is derived, requires only 1/5 of the pesticides and fertilizers that cotton requires.

Naturally hypoallergenic

Because linen is a natural fiber (so is cotton too) it is hypoallergenic, meaning that it is great for people who suffer from allergies or have sensitive skin, so they won’t need to worry about having an allergic reaction when touching the fabric or sleeping on it.

Absorb moisture

Linen has an incredible ability of moisture absorption and can absorb up to 20% of its weight before beginning to feel damp.

Why is linen fabric good for health?

Being resistant to fungus and bacteria, flax is found to be an effective barrier to some diseases. According to Japanese researchers, studies have shown that bed-ridden patients do not develop bedsores where linen bed sheets are used. Sleeping on linen bedding helps to decrease some skin diseases – from common rash to chronic eczemas. Linen is highly “hygroscopic” meaning it rapidly absorbs and gives up moisture. Adsorbing water as quickly as a pond surface, before giving a feeling of being wet, linen cloth can absorb as much as 20% of its dry weight. This explains why linen fabric always feels fresh and cool. Linen does not cause allergic reactions and helps treat several allergic disorders. Linen is effective in dealing with inflammatory conditions, reducing fever, and providing a healthy air exchange. It does not accumulate static electricity.

We entered the market of home textile essentials with a customer-wise strategy in mind.

We are passionate about trendy designs and craftsmanship in making eco-friendly home textiles. We are sure that you will discover the secret to a good night's sleep with our range of linen sheets, linen duvet covers, and linen shams. Just because we are an online shop doesn’t mean we are impersonal. You will appreciate our personalized service and access to the people who are involved in the design and production of your bedding items. Let’s rejuvenate your sleep so that you sleep more, and sleep better with linen. Let’s give a refreshing change to your home to make it beautiful, together. 

Larisa Nozhovnik - Founder of UALinen

Note from the founder

Linen flax and fabric have been in my culture, traditions of fashion, and householding for centuries. My granny and mom told me about linen’s mysterious and magic properties to cure the skin or eliminate your headache or even evil to have been spelled on you. No matter how it sounds, I still believe that collective opinion cannot be mistaken.
UALinen was born from the welcoming culture of my country, and from several bedding sets, tablecloths and curtains made for my friends. Today, UALinen produces bedroom, kitchen, bath, table linen collections, and curtains of different designs for a wallet-friendly price. I’m proud that today my company brings comfortable sleep, a luxurious look, and a little magic and mystery to every customer’s home. I hope, you will experience those benefits yourself.

  • Our Team

    At UALinen, we are proud to have a team of highly skilled individuals who share our passion for creating beautiful and eco-friendly linen products for your home. From our humble beginnings as a one-person team, we have grown into a sewing studio that employs five experienced seamstresses, salespeople, and customer support specialists.

    Our team members are our most precious asset. They are the makers of the beautiful linen items that you use in your home, and they are dedicated to providing you with the best possible experience. We have a studio where we handcraft every linen item with love, care, and meticulous attention to detail. Our team is passionate about creating products that are not only beautiful but also sustainable and eco-friendly. We believe in the power of linen to transform your home, and we are committed to bringing you the best possible linen products for your lifestyle.

    We take great pride in our team's expertise, professionalism, and dedication to providing you with exceptional service. We are committed to ensuring that every product you receive from us is of the highest quality and that your shopping experience with us is both enjoyable and memorable.

  • Our Design Ethos

    At UALinen, our design philosophy is centred around creating beautiful and unique linen products that seamlessly blend into your life and home. We believe that the best designs are those that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing, and we strive to achieve this balance in every product we create.

    We understand that everyone's style and preferences are different, which is why we offer flexible customization options for all of our products. Whether you want to add a monogram, choose a specific colour, or customize the sizing of an item, our team is dedicated to making your product personal and unique to you.

    Our commitment to high-quality, eco-friendly materials and sustainable production processes ensures that every UALinen product is not only beautiful and functional but also ethical and environmentally responsible.

    Thank you for choosing UALinen, where our design philosophy is all about creating beautiful and unique linen products that reflect your individual style and preferences.

  • Why shop with us?

    Thank you for choosing UALinen for your home textile needs. We understand that there are many options available to you, which is why we are truly grateful for your decision to shop with us.

    At UALinen, we strive to provide you with a personalized shopping experience that is reminiscent of the customer service you would receive at your local boutique. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that you are satisfied with your purchase and that your experience with us is nothing short of exceptional.

    We value your loyalty and hope that your shopping experience with us leads to a long-term relationship. Thank you for choosing UALinen, and we look forward to serving you for all of your home textile needs.

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