Europeans have long-favoured Irish linen for their bedding because of its gossamer fineness, feel, tensile strength, durability and the fact that it lasts decades with very little care. However, with further investigation, this reputable cloth reveals itself to be remarkably high-tech and a far healthier way to get a good night's sleep.

Our linen is highly hydroscopic and can rapidly absorb and yield 20% of its own weight in moisture while still feeling dry to the touch. When linen sheets are in contact with the skin, the nodes along the length of the fiber absorb perspiration, swell and then release the moisture to the outside air (wicking), thus being a wholly natural self-cooling fabric. As a result, FRANCIS M. linen is a popular choice for bedding in hot climates or during warmer seasons where the air temperature between skin and linen can be 3°- 4°C lower than when sleeping in cotton or silk keeping you fresh and cool.

Sleeping in linen sheets is akin to bathing in natural antiseptic. Linen is naturally resistant to fungi, micro flora, mould and bacteria and therefore does not provide a breeding ground for these illness-causing pathogens. According to medical studies conducted by Japanese researchers, bed-ridden patients do not develop bedsores when linen sheets are used. Similar qualities were noted centuries ago when it was observed that wounds under linen dressing healed faster than under cotton.

Linen has a symbiotic and pampering relationship with the human body.  It does not provoke allergic reactions, does not accumulate static and the crisp "rich wrinkle" known to the well-heeled and aristocracy for centuries caresses the body like no other fabric on earth.

FRANCIS M. linen sheets can easily be machine-washed up to 90°C, may be boiled, dried in the sun and hot-ironed thereby ensuring maximum sterilization and the elimination of pesky critters such as dust mites.
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