Fabric Stories: Belgian Linen & Your Modern Home
Since our business began, we’ve sought out fabrics that not only help our customers express their modern lifestyle at home, but also in the world. With so many advantages to using linen window treatments, it’s easy to see why our passion for this unique fabric is greater than ever.
The Eco-Friendly side of Belgian Linen
Linen is an all-natural fabric that taste-makers have been celebrating for thousands of years! Three reasons we’ve been obsessing over it are:
- It’s “greener” than cotton. Yup, when you choose linen, you’re helping the environment as linen requires five times less pesticides and fertilizers than traditionally grown cotton, & much less irrigation.
- It’s great for thermo-regulating. Linen is naturally thermo-regulating in how it insulates in the cold, and remains cool and breathable when it’s warm. Linen breathes naturally and offers superior breathability and comfort. Research has demonstrated that a person who wears linen sweats 1.5 times less than when wearing cotton and 2 times less than when wearing a synthetic such as rayon.
- Hypoallergenic baby! Because of its natural fibers and production process, it’s inherently hypoallergenic. It’s the cornerstone of the modern home, & helping your family avoid common allergic reactions found with other fabrics, particularly synthetics.
Exceptional Quality, Impeccable Craftsmanship
Product-wise, Belgian linen drapery & shades are exceptionally long lasting. Not unlike leather, it’s one of the few fabrics that actually gets better with age! It becomes softer, smoother, and more lustrous. It last up to 12 times as long as cotton. And, most importantly, it’s elegant simplicity makes a modern home, a better home.
100% Belgian Linen & What To Look For
Irresistible chocolate. Distinctive fashion. Modern design. “Made in Belgium” sets the tone in many areas ─ but as far as window treatments are concerned, Alva is delighted to take the lead. Most linen collections we create are designated with a internationally registered label which guarantees that your linen is woven in Belgium, & consists of European flax fibers. Only six weavers in the world may use this label.
Photo by 204 Park
Will Belgian Linen Window Treatments Improve my Life?
We’ve looked into the crystal ball, and seen your future . . . Tailor your modern style by leveraging custom window treatments from this remarkable textile. It’s simply the cleanest and most natural type of window treatment you can get. We are confident you will grow to love it and cherish it. For all these reasons, linen window treatments offer modern homes unlimited creative potential. The utility of linen in the living room or bedroom is unrivaled. No other fiber can offer this unique blend of luxury, supreme elegance and down-to-earth practicality.
A Quick Note
Learn more about Alva's philosophy and how we craft our collections. Alva's Belgian linen drapery and roman shades are crafted with a story behind it: from the unique culture of where the fabric is sourced; to the inimitable skills of the craftsmen who make it. We are honored to be able to share these stories with you.
Featured Photo by Stephanie Jean Design