I Found the Perfect Linen Sheets For People Who Aren’t Sure About Linen Sheets—and AT Readers Get a Discount!
I am a linen fangirl. Ever since I discovered the magic of linen bedding 2.5 years ago, I haven’t gone back, and the
obsession passion has extended to my clothing and decor, too. (I am writing this while wearing a linen dress.) The thing I love most about linen is that it actually does get better with time, rewarding those who lovingly put in the hours to use and take care of it. Really good linen can feel rough at first, and heavier than you might expect, but that just means it’ll last for a long time, getting softer and lighter as it’s used.
Of course, that also means it’s not for everyone. Some people don’t love how it feels, even after several washes, while others aren’t sold on the wrinkled appearance. But if you fall into that category, I am confident that I have found the solution: Kassatex’s Linen-Bamboo Sheets. While I usually stay away from linen blends (yes, I’m a big ol’ linen snob), I was immediately intrigued by the idea of a linen-bamboo blend. Both materials are eco-friendly and known for their cooling benefits, and bamboo has a super soft feel that could interact very nicely with the texture of linen.
The verdict? These sheets are kind of… perfect. They’re even softer than I imagined and feel a bit more substantial than other 100 percent linen sheets I’ve tried. (Alas, this is the problem with many popular linen sheets today: They’re lightweight and soft right out of the box, which means they might not be built to last long and could potentially be prone to tearing.) Kassatex’s sheets manage to be soft and substantial, combining all the best benefits of both linen and bamboo. They have a smoother texture than 100 percent linen bedding (so they aren’t as wrinkly, either), and although they’re slightly heavier, they’re still exceptionally airy and comfy.
These sheets are excellent if you’re one of those people who sleeps hot. Bamboo and linen are both breathable, moisture-repelling materials, and the lightweight feel means you’ll easily be comfortable all night. Not only that, but bamboo is also hypoallergenic and antimicrobial, making it ideal for those with sensitive skin. (And, um, technically you wouldn’t have to feel so bad about not washing your sheets every week.) Another bonus? Unlike other materials, bamboo is a fast-growing plant that can easily be cultivated using sustainable methods, making it a fantastic eco-friendly alternative to cotton. Similarly, the flax plant that linen comes from doesn’t require much water to harvest.
The only downside is the high price, which is pretty standard for linen bedding. Linen isn’t the easiest material to produce, thanks to the small geographic area where flax can grow and the difficulty of harvesting it to make linen. While the higher cost is unavoidable, we can make it a little easier for you: AT readers get an exclusive 20 percent off Kassatex’s entire site using code APT20. And if you’re not quite ready to splurge on a whole new sheet set, take note that there’s also a cloudlike, linen-bamboo duvet cover that’ll keep you comfy all year round.
Buy: Kassatex Linen-Bamboo Sheet Set, $224 with code APT20 (normally $280)