Our aim is to ensure that every linen item we carry in our linen bedding, bath linen, kitchen linen and linen clothing collections are simple, sustainable and stunning. We can offer you top quality, beautiful items that are designed to last and to enhance any interior. Whilst choosing natural fabrics for your home textiles and clothes is always the best option, linen is even better than other fabrics. Linen requires less water and fewer pesticides to grow than cotton. It is biodegradable, so after its long life it will gently decompose without leaving any waste. All parts of the flax plant can be used, meaning there are no harmful bi-products as a result of our processing and manufacturing procedures.
This may seem strange but a recent study has shown that setting your table with a tablecloth can actually affect the way people taste the food they are eating. The research showed that people ate more and reported that food tasted better when eating on a table laid with a tablecloth, and with dim lighting. The main factor in this improved perception was the use of a tablecloth. We at LinenMe are huge fans of linen tablecloths for creating a beautiful setting for a meal, and we’re delighted to find that there’s even more benefits of a nicely set out table. So, what’s going on, and how can we take advantage of this tablecloth-factor when we’re hosting a meal?
With Valentine’s Day coming up next week we thought we’d create a gift guide for linen lovers (and wool fans). Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day as a couple or will be spending it alone, treat yourself or your loved one to something lasting and meaningful. From linen bedsheets to a wear-with-anything linen scarf, there’s something for everyone.
After a bit of a pause for the bookclub over the holidays we're back this month with a wonderful book that celebrates the power of food to create a sense of belonging and community. Priya Basil's Be My Guest explores the author's relationship with food, describing the delicious kadhi (a creamy curry) her mother makes and how she loves to eat for the sensory pleasure, but also because sharing food gives her a sense of belonging. It also broadens out to consider generosity and cultural attitudes towards 'outsiders'.