Let’s settle this one once and for all, Linen or Cotton sheets? Between feel, price and durability, here is what truly differentiates both materials to help you make a more educated purchase!

Cotton

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Reliable and always crisp, cotton remains one of the most sought after linens. The interweaving of its fibers provides superior softness, breathability and durability. Despite popular belief, a higher thread count does not guarantee better quality. Instead, the longer the fibers, the better. This is why long-staple cotton sheets are generally a more durable and resistant option. 

Pros

  • Cooling sensation
  • Premium softness
  • Breathable

Cons

  • May wrinkle
  • Longer dry time 

Linen

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Prized for its rich wrinkles and effortless look, linen is the most durable fabric of all. Linen sheets are made from lengthy, thick and wide fibers that offer a longer lifespan and more breathability than cotton. Known to get softer after every wash, linen sheets smooth out from their stiffer texture overtime. Moreover, this fabric is naturally moisture wicking and temperature regulating. 

Pros

  • Luxurious look
  • Supreme durability
  • Hypoallergenic

Cons

  • More expensive
  • Initial coarseness

Overall, it all comes down to personal preference!
Cotton sheets are ideal for sleepers who prefer a softer feel and tend to get warm at night, whereas linen sheets are ideal for people who value durability and are concerned about breathability.

Read our blog on “A simple guide to choosing the right bedding” for an in depth understanding of our different cotton and linen bedding fabrics!