Once you “get” why sleeping in pure linen is so good, it’s hard to become unhooked. The benefits are many, all of which we aim to amplify at Carlotta + Gee with pure, sustainable materials, little to no chemicals and beautiful shades of pared-back colour to bring it all together.
Switching from cotton bedding to linen is a lifelong choice. Here’s why it’s a good one:
Linen Equals Comfortable Sleep
Deep, restful sleep is extremely important to us, and it’s true that the way we sleep determines how we feel the next day. If there’s one thing to invest in, it’s making sure you sleep soundly and comfortably (and look good while doing it, too).
Many factors contribute to sound sleep, including room temperature, mattress quality and your evening routine, but for us, the type of bedding you choose to sleep in comes first. Carlotta + Gee’s sheets are washed in volcanic stones from Malaysia for over four hours to accelerate the flax softening process, resulting in extra soft, luxurious linen bedding which will help boost your mood as well as your slumber.
Low Environmental Footprint
Our pride in our products also stems from their environmental friendliness. All our linen is derived from a natural long and strong fibre called flax - harvested from the flax plant. Flax can be grown all around the world but we source ours from Normandy, France, where optimal climatic conditions ensure the plants are grown naturally and ecologically, without the need for pesticides or dangerous chemicals. We work closely with our farmers to ensure the environment is respected from the beginning of our linen’s production until it’s delivered to your home.
Unlike other fabrics such as cotton, flax doesn't need heavy irrigation and so its production uses little water, making it a more sustainable choice. Not one part of the plant is wasted - the biodegradable fibres are woven into bedding, the seeds are eaten, and the oil from the plant is used to varnish furniture. Our linen is carefully dyed free from harmful chemicals.
Designed in Australia, Carlotta + Gee’s linen is Slow Fashion fabric at its best, and we match this all the way through to the packaging, using 100% compostable, zero-waste mailer bags by our friends at Hero.
Linen Is For Life
Flax is the oldest and strongest natural fibre in the world. It’s naturally 30% thicker and stronger than cotton, which extends the durability of our sheets, so you’ll be able to sleep comfortably in them for many years to come. Because it’s stone-washed, linen also softens with age, so not only will it last longer than cotton sheets, it’ll feel better against your skin, too.
Perfect For All Seasons
Linen’s breathability means it’s perfect all year round. Flax’s natural fibres allow air to circulate within your sheets, freshening and cooling you off in summer - just what we need for those long hot nights when the last thing you want are sheets that stick to you. Linen sheets will never do that! Thanks to its thermoregulatory properties, linen will also retain the heat from your body during the year’s cooler months, keeping your body temperature warm and cozy inside the bed.
Easy To Care For
We’ve carefully and purposefully sought out linen that doesn’t need to be ironed - isn’t that the dream? Aside from saving you time, this also has a positive effect on the environment, by using less energy and appliances.
Our linen dries quickly, so you can wash and dry your set and have them back on your bed the same day. In fact, the more you wash your sheets, the softer they'll become.
Chemical-Free and Hypoallergenic
The fabric of linen is naturally permeable and can absorb up to 20% of its weight in moisture before it feels damp. Unlike cotton, linen draws away the moisture in the air, remaining cool and dry to the touch, meaning it won’t retain any nasty smells. Linen’s antibacterial properties are perfect for those with allergies or sensitive skin, and it’s also been known to stimulate blood flow.
Specially Designed for a Tidy Bed
Our flat sheets have a built-in 20cm double layered top edge. So when you fold it back, your bed will always look complete, tidy and finished.
Your pillows won’t be escaping their covers thanks to Carlotta + Gee! Our pillow flap is extra deep to ensure your pillow stays snugly where it should.
Rather than buttons, which can become unsecured over time, our doona covers have ties, which create a more natural, seamless effect when making your bed.