When it comes to sheets, look no further as our Heveya® Linen Sheets are one of the best sellers in the market. Adored for its beautiful texture and natural look , they’re a great addition to your cosy bedroom.
At Heveya®, we are focused on providing all natural and organic bedding products. Starting with our famous Heveya® mattresses, we have now expanded to Heveya® linen sheets simply because of its breathability which allows you to stay cool and comfortable no matter the weather. This perfectly matches the qualities of our mattresses, making them a formidable duo to have in your bedroom.
Why choose Flax Linen?
Over time, many of us use the term “linen” to generalise bed sheets as a whole. However, the actual meaning of “linen” refers to one particular type of sheet formed by the fibres of a flax plant. When it comes to overall comfort, durability and aesthetics, flax linen is in the forefront of sheets. Let us share with you how these beautifully textured sheets can give you comfortable sleep!
Most sheets in the market are breathable. However, the breathability of a sheet depends on the way the sheet was woven. Tightly woven sheets prevent proper ventilation which causes the sheet to be less breathable. As for flax linen, the material has a molecular structure which doesn’t require them to be tightly woven together. Linen sheets also can absorb up to 20% of its weight in moisture before feeling damp. Water (sweat) is absorbed and wicked away from the skin and evaporates quickly, leaving you feeling cool and dry throughout the night.
Linen is also considered a good material for sensitive skin. Due to its breathability, it allows good airflow and is less likely to cling onto the skin. Also, due to its lower thread count and looser weaves, dust and other particles will not be trapped within the material, making flax linen a great choice for those sensitive with allergens.
Easy to care for
It’s a fact that linen fabric requires little maintenance. As it's made of a hardy fibre, you can simply toss it into the washing machine. It will soften with every wash but retains its overall structural integrity.
We would recommend tumble drying the sheets on the lowest temperature. Remove them while they are slightly damp and allow the remaining water to evaporate naturally. Ironing is unnecessary as the creases and natural drape add to its appeal!
For Heveya®, working with sustainable materials is important to us. Our linen sheets come from European Flax plantations that are naturally organic because no insecticides, pesticides or chemical fertilisers were used to grow them. Furthermore, these plants need very little irrigation when grown and are minimally processed. Compared to other materials, linen requires less water to create linen products. To put this in perspective, making a linen shirt will only require one quarter of the water to be used for making a cotton shirt.
Flax is a sustainable and environmentally friendly plant source. All parts of the plant are useful and can be fully utilised from fibres to flax seeds, leaving no waste behind. Last but not least, flax linen sheets as the end product are made from 100% natural fibers and are biodegradable. There is no better way to help our planet heal while having a comfortable night's rest.
How flax linen sheets are made
Once flax plants grow, they are then pulled from the ground; this is to ensure that the longest fibres of the flax plant are obtained. After being harvested, the retting process begins. This stage involves the breaking down of the natural adhesives within the plant to separate the fibres. After this, scutching, the separation of long fibres from short fibres and from leftover seeds, is done. Typically short fibres are used to make monetary notes, while the long fibres are used to make textile goods. This ensures that none of the fibres go to waste and the entire plant is fully utilised. Following the scutching process, the fibres are then combed for any impurities, then they are spun in heated water around 60°C. This is to allow the fibres to turn into threads. After this, it is woven to form a sheet and ready to be fitted across your bed for a comfortable night's sleep!
Sealing the deal
Flax linen is great value for money! As one of the strongest natural plant fibres in the world, linen sheets can last for many years. So don't worry if you like to toss and turn throughout the night or wash your bed sheets often.
Due to its unique properties, flax linen sheets get softer and more comfortable with each wash as well. You may have heard the term “Stonewashed Linen”. As the name suggests, it refers to linen which undergoes washing through abrasive means to achieve a softer texture. For longevity reasons, Heveya® Flax Linen Sheets didn’t go through this process and therefore, the sheets still retain their natural crispness and you’ll get to enjoy these sheets for many years to come!
Flax linen sheets are a must have!
Made from 100% ethically sourced and certified organically grown flax, Heveya® Linen Sheets are luxurious, breathable, hypoallergenic, antimicrobial and temperature regulating. Certified with Oekotex Class-1, our sheets are free from chemicals and even safe for babies. Check out our linen sheets sets here. They come with everything you need to make your bed look inviting and give you your well-deserved rest.
Don’t worry if linen is not your cup of tea, we also carry silky-soft bamboo lyocell sheets which are also cooling and breathable, perfect for Singapore's warm weather.
When it comes to a good night's sleep, comfort and support are important, which can't be achieved with bedsheets alone. Having a good mattress is the most important ingredient! Head down to our showroom to see how our Heveya® organic latex mattresses pair with our bedsheets to achieve the cosiness you need.
From organic latex mattresses and pillows to FSC-certified slatted bed bases and reclaimed teak wooden frames, the focus at Heveya® is always on quality and sustainability. As we truly know the right ingredients for an eco-conscious great night’s sleep, we decided to add Organic Bamboo Lyocell bedsheets to our range. Our Heveya® bamboo sheets are not only softer and more breathable compared to cotton but they are also more eco-friendly! Read up below why we choose to only use Organic Bamboo Lyocell for our Heveya® sheets.
Why bamboo as raw material for bedsheets
Unlike cotton, bamboo is a grass. In other words, like a weed, it’s self-sustainable: flourishing and multiplying on its own with close to no artificial aid. Because no insecticides, pesticides or fertilisers are used, it’s safe to say that bamboo is naturally organic! Bamboo fields require ⅓ the amount of water than its cotton counterparts, need no human intervention to replant and most amazingly - grow rapidly. A newly-planted bamboo shoot is ready to harvest in as little as 3-4 years. Apart from that, bamboo plantations improve soil quality and prevent soil erosion as well. What’s worthy to note as well, is that bamboo absorbs 5 times more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and produces 35% more oxygen than trees of similar genesis. All in all, bamboo is naturally organic, replenishable and more eco-friendly for the environment compared to cotton!
The process by which bamboo fibres are made
Given that hard bamboo wood is not exactly super-soft, there are different ways of creating bamboo fibre from the woody bamboo tree: the traditional process of viscose or rayon, a newer closed-loop system to create bamboo lyocell and a labour-intensive process for bamboo linen.
Bamboo Viscose/Rayon The chemical extraction process to create Bamboo viscose or rayon is detrimental to the environment since it uses harmful chemicals (sulphuric acid, sodium hydroxide, zinc sulphate and chlorinated bleach) to breakdown bamboo cellulose and converts it to bamboo fibre; known as viscose or rayon. While this procedure, unlike common misconception, doesn’t leave chemical residue in the bamboo fibres themselves, it does heavily strain the environment by dumping harmful chemicals into landfills.
Bamboo Lyocell The process of creating Bamboo lyocell, the more eco-friendly way of producing Bamboo regenerated fibres and Heveya®’s choice is, on the other hand, non-hazardous as fewer chemicals are used which are never released into the soil as a by-product. The closed-loop manufacturing process means that the solution used to make bamboo fibres out of the bamboo pulp is 99% recaptured and reused. This type of closed-loop manufacturing process creates lyocell - the most cost-effective and eco-friendly bamboo fibre in the market today and the choice of material for our Heveya® Organic Bamboo Lyocell sheets, fully in line with Heveya®'s focus of providing its branches with the most natural way to sleep! Our manufacturing partner only used Bamboo from FSC-certified plantations and is WRAP-certified as well, providing an ethical working place for its workers.
Bamboo Linen The third and less popular process to create fibres from the bamboo pulp is the same as the labour-intensive manufacturing process to create (french) linen sheets. Not only are these sheets not as luxuriously soft as bamboo lyocell, but they also need more care and need to be ironed more frequently compared to the other bamboo sheets variants.
Why 100% lyocell Heveya® bedsheets are superior
Luxuriously Soft Bamboo lyocell sheets come with amazing properties that are not found in other bedsheets materials. For starters, bamboo lyocell has a unique silky smooth and soft feathery texture that is similar to silk, but not as shiny or slippery. Against exotic Egyptian cotton and French linen, our Heveya® bamboo sheets fare as well, if not better when it comes to softness. The fibres are comparable to Cotton’s 1000 Thread Count at a fraction of the price.
Naturally Hypoallergenic and Cooling Another great asset to bamboo is that it provides fibres that are naturally hypoallergenic and antimicrobial. Heveya® bamboo sheets are also Oekotex Class 1 certified, meaning its suitable even for babies. Its amazing breathability makes sure that perspiration evaporates quickly into the air and naturally wicks away moisture, to keep you dry all night. Because of the fact that perspiration and odour don’t stick on the sheets, bacteria doesn’t linger on its surface. Moreover, Heveya® lyocell sheets are breathable and temperature regulating, meaning they’ll cool you down in our hot climate and keep you cosy-warm when the aircon cool air is blasting on you all night.
Easy Maintenance A common misconception about Bamboo sheets is that they require a lot of care. Unlike its silk counterparts, bamboo is very easy to take care of. We recommend a cold-wash on a gentle cycle without any bleach or softeners (safer for the planet!). Minimal ironing is required as well since wrinkles phase out after one night’s sleep. What more can you wish for?
Made with 100% organic bamboo lyocell, Heveya® bedsheets feel luxuriously soft, breathable, hypoallergenic, antimicrobial and temperature regulating in hot and humid Singapore. Not to mention they’re an excellent eco-friendly choice (sustainable & water-saving) as well, so you’ve got a clear conscience to enjoy a great night’s sleep on your new sheets! Make sure to check out the collection here.
Pillows are among the key requirements for a good night’s sleep. Without the right pillow, you get less rest and can even suffer from neck and back pain due to lack of support. In that sense, investing in a good pillow is an investment in your health!
This is why it’s so important to choose a good pillow. It’s equally important to understand that one-size-fits-all doesn’t apply here. Different people have different preferences and sleeping habits, so there will be variations in the ideal pillows for them.
Fortunately, there are ways to figure out what kind of pillow you should get. Here, we’ll give you a quick guide to seeking out a pillow that can get you through an uninterrupted night’s sleep.
What kind of sleeper are you?
You should first assess what kind of sleeper you are. Do you sleep on your side? On your belly? Or do you lie down on your back? Or a combination of them all? Whichever it is, it determines what kind of pillows you should get. That’s because the way you sleep tells you what sort of support your neck and spine require when you’re in bed.
Back sleepers should get thin pillows that won’t throw their head forward. That’s because having their heads thrown forward puts stress on their necks.
Side sleepers should opt for a high pillow, on the other hand. That can help keep their neck and spine aligned while providing good support. The width of your shoulders will also affect the ideal thickness of your pillow. This is because the pillow fills the space between the neck and the shoulder for a side sleeper. Thus, a person with wide shoulders will need a thicker pillow than someone with narrow shoulders. After all, there will be more space between the first person’s neck and shoulder.
As for front sleepers (those who sleep on their bellies), they should get a flat pillow. This is to make sleeping comfortable for them and avoid misalignment of the neck and spine by pushing the head backwards.
That said, the best way to find a pillow is really to try them in a showroom. This will let vendors assess if you like to toss and turn. Usually, they will take that information as well as the position in which you fell asleep as a gauge. From there, they can suggest a suitable pillow for you.
What kind of material should it be?
Now, aside from pillow shape and firmness, you have to think about the pillow’s material as well. There are different materials used in pillows, with different pros and cons. You have to think about your needs, such as if you’re allergic to certain materials, if your skin is sensitive, if the material is washable, and so on.
Here are the main types of pillows based on material:
Microfiber Pillows It’s the cheapest choice around, washable, and can come in different sizes. However, microfiber pillows don’t last very long, aren’t too breathable, and wear out easily.
Down/Feather Pillow A classic choice, feather pillows can be moulded to suit your neck. However, the maintenance of these pillows can be quite difficult. They need professional cleaning and can get flattened easily, so they may be a bad choice for those who prefer firmer pillows.
Kapok Pillows A vegan alternative of a down pillow, kapok is soft and free from toxic materials. However, it can’t hold its shape and is highly flammable. Its fine fibre also can trigger allergies for those who have sensitive airways.
Memory Foam Pillows One of the newer options, memory foam can mould into a person’s neck and back to help with support and sleep quality. However, this foam is not ideal in hot climates due to it being dense and heat-retentive.
Latex Pillows Natural latex is often confused with memory foam. That’s because both contour to the shape of the head and neck. However, natural latex is chemical-free and can be told apart easily from the way they “rebound” after use. Natural latex pillows are bouncy, whereas memory foam ones do a slow release.
Natural latex pillows are an ideal pillow type. Hypoallergenic and breathable, they offer ample support and are durable. As long as you’re willing to pay a good sum, a natural latex pillow is a wise investment for your sleeping.
An example of a great latex pillow is the Heveya® pillow, made of 100% natural organic latex. With an open cell structure and pincore holes, it doesn’t retain heat and is breathable. What’s more, it repels dust mites naturally and has a mould resistant core, making it naturally hypoallergenic. It also comes with a removable bamboo cover for easy washing so you can always have a hygienic and healthy sleep.
Firmness and form preferences aren’t a problem either, as Heveya® pillows come in different firmness options and shapes and sizes. You can get it through our online shop, so take a look at them if you want the best when it comes to latex pillows. These latex pillows can help you sleep all night with no interruptions.
Get the best of sleep
Take note, however, that the pillow is only one part of what you need for restful sleep. It needs to go with the right mattress or you may still find yourself unable to relax in your bed. If you don't know how to pick the right mattress or where to get one, try this list of the best mattresses in Singapore. Putting the right pillow with one of those mattresses should help you sleep sweeter than ever before.