With DYTÅG, we wanted to bring out the very best in linen. So, we learned everything about fiber lengths, weaving techniques, and how to best wash the fabric. The result is a series of bedding that feels soft and smooth against your skin the first time you lie down on the sheet, rest your head on the pillow, and pull up the covers.
Linen is a fantastic material. Especially when you have it close to the body. ”It has the ability to wick away moisture, and feels cool when you are hot and warms you up when you are cold,” explains Elias Karlsson, who’s an expert in textiles and was involved in the development of DYTÅG. “In addition, linen is durable and just gets softer and more beautiful the more you use, wash, and love your sheets.”
We have had linen sheets in our range for quite a long time. But when customers told us they wanted softer sheets, we took a closer look at the linen material and factors that affect the experience of it. The fiber length plays an important role for the softness, and that’s why we chose a quality with long fibers that are twined together. Elias and the team also tried different weaving techniques and thread counts to get exactly the right feel. “Then we washed the samples to find the right softness, and by slightly shrinking the linen, we got a denser fabric”.
Linen is made of plant fibers from the flax plant and is one of the most hard-wearing textiles there is. The cultivation requires significantly less water than many other plants, and since the whole flax plant can be used, very little is wasted. “When you deep dive into a natural material like we did, you get great respect for it. It’s the fibers that decide, and we can only adapt to them to achieve the quality we want,” says Elias and adds: “I hope everyone that sees DYTÅG feels: I want to sleep in that.”