Date of publication: 21.12.2016.
If you want your bed in these cool months to be a warm place that invites you to get in after a hard working day, try replacing your bedding with a cotton flannel.
Flannel is a lightweight fabric with a single-sided or double-sided hairy surface. It is predominantly made of cotton and wool yarns in plain or crepe yarn, but it can also be made of synthetic fibers and a mixture of natural and synthetic fibers. The cotton flannel is made for body-worn clothing (shirts, blouses, underwear, trousers) but also family bedding.
Unlike ordinary cotton bedding, bedding made of flannel is not cold at first, but immediately reflects the warmth of the body. In addition, it is very soft and warm - the yarn-creasing fiber creates small air chambers that heat up by the heat of your body and act as an isolator while retaining the heat.
When it comes to maintenance and care, flannel bedding is mostly treated as ordinary cotton bedding. It is best to wash it in warm water (no more than 60 °, ideally 30 °) and some manufacturers even recommend cold water. For washing it is best to use mild detergent and softener, you should not use aggressive detergents and various bleaches.
The only problem with flannel bedding is the appearance of peeling like surface balls.
Chafing occurs due to the friction that results in the removal of fibers on the surface, their creasing and the creation of balls that are firmly held on the substrate. If there is a peeling, add white vinegar to the next wash in the washing machine (which can also be used for maintaning the towels). Vinegar will further soften the fabric and reduce the feel of the thigh.
During During the summer months , when the flannel is not in use, it is advisable to occasionally take it from the closet and shake it to prevent the fibers from drizzling and the bedding itself seems worn out.