Who nowadays still irons their sheets?
Our grandmothers used to do it systematically, sometimes with starch (and they were quite stiff), but we have to admit that we prefer duvet covers without ironing, which are also called wrinkle-free bed linen.
Our small ironing boards and poor quality irons don't encourage us to iron them either!
A well-ironed bed is always pleasing to the eye, but ironing a bed linen set is a real struggle, especially for an xxl bed, and a bed linen set of the same size...
To avoid this fight, there are bed linen sets without ironing. Natural materials, or mixed materials,don't panic, ironing is not a necessity.
No-iron duvet cover: natural or synthetic material?
On some websites you will find duvet covers with the label "no ironing" or "easy ironing". But in this case, you will choose aesthetics over comfort and health.
Indeed, these duvet covers are generally made of cotton mixed with a synthetic material (polyester, acrylic, polyamide). It is not advisable to iron them with a hot iron, because synthetics are made from petroleum, a form of plastic, and they can melt...
Some natural materials are known not to need ironing. It is usually the weave of the fabric, or the fibre itself that allows this flexibility: jersey, wool, cashmere, for example, but these materials are rarely used in bed linen.
Alternatives to ironing sheets
Nothing and nobody forces you to iron your duvet cover. Who decided that wrinkled, crumpled sheets were ugly? In any case, depending on the material, it will regain its flat appearance more or less long after being washed. A little patience would be enough. Here are a few tips to avoid creasing your bed linen:
First tip: don't spin your bed linen too much and hang it up quickly after washing: the weight of the water will stretch the fiber and the result will be amazing!
Second tip: "slap" it, i.e. shake it once in a quick movement, to straighten the fibre. If the sheets are too long to shake without them dragging on the floor, fold them in half or more.
Tip 3: Hang up your bed linen quickly, or fold it quickly if it comes out of the dryer to avoid adding creases.
Bed linen without ironing for the hotel industry: a majority of materials with synthetic mix
The hotel industry is a major consumer of bed linen. Since it is changed very regularly, often every day, hotel bed linen must be resistant and not require ironing, which would be too time-consuming and costly.
Often, mid-range hotels use cotton-polyester bed linen, but this material has the disadvantage of not being very breathable and, in addition to the mattress covers, the comfort is not necessarily there for the customers.
Only the big hotels have classic laundries on site and all the equipment to press the sheets.
What can be done for bed and breakfast and boutique hotels to offer quality bed linen that is easy to maintain?
We offer you 100% natural materials (cotton percale, satin, linen), usable without ironing and we have thought of all possible tricks to make your life easier, and allow you to change the bed linen in hotels more quickly:
- Duvet ties to put on the duvet more quickly and keep it in place for the entire stay,
- Long side and short side labels on the fitted sheets (so that you never make a mistake again),
- Envelope pillowcases for sleeping comfort
The linen duvet cover without ironing La Chambre Paris
All La Chambre Paris fabrics can be used without ironing. But if you opt for a bed linen set made of 100% washed linen, it is even recommended to do without ironing.
Linen wrinkles after washing, but quickly regains a smooth and very soft appearance. Besides, the more you wash it, the softer it gets. The crumpled side of linen gives it all its charm, the fabric then takes on different shades. It's a way of inviting nature into your bed, and letting the material express itself.
Our linen duvet covers are available in bright white or intense blue. We only use linen fibres (Certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®) from French cultivation. Soft, silky and resistant, it keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer.
Our materials are carefully made in a family-owned factory in northern Portugal. Here we weave quality linen designed to last, thanks to a know-how developed over three generations. And we work in an eco-responsible way, from the first fibre to the last button.