The human being spends on average ⅓ of his life sleeping, which represents about 25 years of his life. Hence the importance of having good bedding and comfortable bed linen.
The bed linen (or bed linen set) is one of the elements of the household linen, it is composed of different parts (fitted sheet, flat sheet, pillowcases and comforter cover) intended to protect a mattress, pillows and possibly a comforter. The well-being and comfort brought by these different parts depends on the material used to make them. They allow a regular and easier maintenance.
There is a large choice of bed linen in natural or synthetic materials, plain or patterned fabrics and in various sizes to fit the size of the bed. The origin of the bed linen can be foreign or Made in France...
The reason for this great variety is that bed linen is not only used for bedding protection. For the bedroom, it has also become a decorative element in its own right.
Many people adopt an eco-responsible lifestyle on a daily basis to preserve the planet and their own health. Buying responsibly, favouring ecological materials, using less water, less polluting materials and less energy are becoming increasingly important criteria in the eyes of consumers.
The first men were dressed in animal skins to protect certain parts of their bodies or to fight against the cold. They made clothing from what they found in nature, animal and vegetable fibers. Little by little, prehistoric man discovered yarn, learned to braid it, to lace it. Then he created tools with which he began to sew and later to weave. As time went by, man learned how to process the fibers: nettle, wool, linen, hemp, to dye them, to decorate them. He no longer uses the fabric only to make clothes, but also to improve his habitat by making mats and later beds adorned with linen.
It would seem that in the 17th century, all beds were equipped with sheets and bed linen, in different qualities and materials according to the environment of the society to which one belonged. Having one's initials embroidered, adding ornaments to one's linen, for example, are all signs of belonging to a well-to-do milieu and a means of displaying one's social status.