The Romans used it for their togas, and the Pharaohs for their tunics. Flax is one of the oldest known fibres; its invention is believed to date back to ancient Egypt. Tutankhamun loved his flax curtains so much that he decided to be buried with them more than three thousand years ago. And it is in perfect condition that they were found at the opening of his tomb on November 26, 1922.
Even today, flax table linen is widely considered an exclusive product. Many luxury hotels and residences choose to welcome their guests with placemats, napkins, coasters and flax tablecloths. This is why flax is considered by many to be the ultimate material for table linen.
Flax comes from the plant of the same name. Once woven it is twice as strong as cotton linen and can often be used for several decades. Flax pieces have a unique texture that is distinguished by its softness.
It has extraordinary properties. Flax becomes softer, shinier and silkier with each washing
Hypoallergenic, it is an excellent option for people with skin sensitivities because this fibre has the power to create a healthy and pleasant microclimate for the skin. And it is for this reason and its unique filtration power that flax sheets have been popular for thousands of years for baby laundry. Naturally hygienic, the fibre is resistant to bacteria, fungi and mites.
The wrinkles of flax are all that makes its little charm. Folded and stored in the laundry cabinet as soon as you leave the dryer, your accessories are ready to use. However, if you prefer to iron them before setting your table, the exceptional qualities of this extraordinary fibre stand out once again. They can be ironed with exceptional ease and the sheen of the bed becomes more beautiful.