I have always had a soft spot for linen in the form of clothing, such as flowy dresses, airy tops or casual pants. Especially so in recent years, with slow fashion favorites like Only Child and Elizabeth Suzann heavily utilizing linen for their classic pieces.
However, I never quite made the leap to linen bedding – until now. If you are looking to upgrade your linens (or for an early holiday gift), I hope you find this review helpful.
Back when we lived in Hayes Valley, I was always drawn to the Parachute’s hygge paradise storefront. Parachute has been around for several years, founded in 2014 as one of the early direct-to-consumer bed linen brands. They’ve expanded their line significantly, not only offering a wide array of linen and cotton bedding, but also loungewear, mattresses, and bath goods to name a few.
Their linen is Oeko-Tex certified, which means that it is manufactured without any harmful chemicals or dyes. This is also why their sheets come in more muted tones that are found naturally. Additionally, they work with partners who are experts in their field, such as a family-owned mill in Portugal and a fourth-generation mattress maker.
Linen in Cold Weather?
The timing of this review may seem odd – as linen is typically thought of as a summer fabric. However, the thermoregulation properties that make linen so breathable in hot weather, make it just as adaptable for the colder months. Recently, the temperatures have been dropping into the 30s and 40s overnight, so we were ready to switch things up.
Parachute Linen Review
I am reviewing the Linen Duvet Cover and Linen Shams today in Surplus, a new olive green hue. These were paired with our old sateen cotton sheets and a down alternative comforter that we use year-round. I was impressed with how soft the linen felt straight out of the box. Linen can be a bit scratchy and stiff when new, but that wasn’t the case here. I gave them a quick wash and dried on low with wool dyer balls (I have these from Amazon) before sleeping on them, of course. Since these are a washed linen, they feel almost as soft as flannel straight out of the box.
After over a week of using these, I can say that they are super cozy and actually very warm. When initially getting into bed, the fabric can feel a little chilly at first. But once it warms up to our body temperature, it is toasty throughout the cold night. Additionally, my husband and I sleep at different temperatures – he sleeps colder than I do, and he also finds the duvet cover to be plenty warm compared to our usual cotton.
If you are looking to upgrade your sleep situation, or are looking early for holiday gifting, I definitely recommend giving Parachute a try. If linen is not your jam, they have several other materials that look great for winter – such as sateen and cloud cotton.
As always, I will continue to update this review over time with any wear and tear updates!
Partnership Disclosure: Items featured in this post were gifted in partnership with Parachute. As always, all opinions are honest and my own. This post may contain affiliate links, in which I earn a commission on purchases.