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Brooklinen Limited Edition Linen Sheets

Brooklinen Limited Edition Linen Sheets

Brooklinen’s linen sheets are a popular choice for sleepers who are looking for a cool, comfortable, and durable bedding option. The sheets are made from 100% European flax and are stone-washed to give them a soft, relaxed feel. Linen is a natural fiber that is known for its breathability and temperature-regulating properties. This makes linen … Read more

Linen Sheets from Parachute Home

Linen Sheets Review Parachute Home

https://youtu.be/0l3zsNd94kE Today is officially the first day of Spring which means it’s time to break out the linen sheets. Thankfully, I received a free set of linen sheets from Parachute Home to review. I have heard a lot about their linens and was excited that they arrived in time. A queen size linen sheet set retails … Read more

The Citizenry French Linen Sheets Review

Citizenry Sheets Review

The Citizenry is known for its simple and elegant textiles that will seamlessly work in just about any room. I received a free set of their linen sheets for review. They work with local artisans around the globe who are paid fairly and bring those goods directly to consumers at a fair price. The Citizenry had just about everything you need to outfit your house and give it a unique style. Their linen sheets are made in Portugal and feel great.

 

Construction of Citizenry Linen Sheets

Below are the construction specifications from their website. With linen sheets thread count really doesn’t matter as they are deigned to be loosely woven and breathable.

  • MEASUREMENTS:
    Full – Fitted Sheet (75”L x 54”W x 15”D), Flat Sheet (98”L x 86”W), Standard Pillowcases (20”L x 27”W)
    Queen – Fitted Sheet (80”L x 60”W x 15”D), Flat Sheet (104”L x 92”W), Standard Pillowcases (20”L x 27”W)
    King – Fitted Sheet (80”L x 76”W x 15”D), Flat Sheet (110”L x 104”W), King Pillowcases (20”L x 37”W)
    NOTE: Our fitted sheets are a roomy 15″ deep so they work with any mattress depth. If your mattress is shorter than standard, you may have a looser fit.
  • MATERIALS: 100% French flax
  • COLORS: Available in graphite stripe, slate blue, sand stripe, white, charcoal, light grey, olive, and blush
  • ORIGIN: Portugal

How Much Do Citizenry Linen Sheets Cost?

Below is the pricing for the bundle set. As of this writing, they don’t have twin, twin xl, or cal king sizes.

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Unboxing the Citizenry Sheets

Unboxing these sheets was really fun. They put a lot of thought into the package design and while that won’t matter once the sheets are on your bed, it does show that they put a lot of thought into all aspects of the business.

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Here’s a look at the inside of the box. The sheets are wrapped in paper.

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You also get a card with an overview of the company.

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The sheets are also in plastic bags to keep them clean if your package were to get wet somehow.

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My Citizenry Linen Findings

As you can see the sheet set and duvet cover are self packaged. That means the bags are made of the same material as the linen sheets. I received the bundle which includes a total of 4 pillowcases. This is a really nice touch and something I haven’t found anywhere else. I typically have at least 4 pillows on my bed and this saves me the hassle of having to buy extra pillowcases. Sometimes companies don’t even have the option to buy separates. It is nice knowing that when the package arrives, I have everything to make my bed.

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Below is a photo of the stitching on the top sheet. It’s not too extravagant but enough to give it an elegant look.

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Here you can see that the weave is a loose weave which is what you should expect from linen. It’s a great material for the summer. Or year-round if you live in a warmer climate.

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Below is The Citizenry logo which is on both the fitted an flat sheet.

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As you can see it is French Linen, made in Portugal.

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The pillowcases are envelope pillowcases which means that the pillow is completely covered by the pillowcase and won’t come out. In this set you get 4 standard size pillowcases and they fit my queen pillows just fine.

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Here’s a picture of my queen size pillow in the pillowcase.

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The duvet cover is also very simple and comes in its own packaging.

duvet cover

The buttons are clear and go inside the duvet cover so you don’t see them.

duvet cover buttons

The duvet cover has ties on all four corners which is my preferred method of attaching a duvet insert. I find that magnets and clips usually come loose.

duvet ties

My Citizenry Recommendation

While these sheets aren’t cheap, they are a worthwhile investment. Linen will last a very long time, much longer than cotton sheets so they are a good investment. These sheets have a 30 day return policy but they must be unused so you really need to be sure that you like the feel of linen before putting them on your bed. According to The Citizenry, you need to return them in their original packaging including protective packaging.

These sheets will feel great after the first was and continue to have that cozy yet breathable feel that only linen can provide after years of use. I think the bundle set is a good deal given you get the extra pillowcases and duvet cover. You also have different colors to choose from but I am partial to white because it gives your bedroom a clean look and it is easier to clean.

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Magic Linen Duvet Review

Magic Linen Review

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I received a gray-blue linen duvet set from MagicLinen in Lithuania to review. Unlike the sheets from PeachSkin and Homestead, MagicLinen did not impress me in the presentation department. The presentation was definitely reserved and modest—the sheets were neatly folded in a small package wrapped in ribbon donning the MagicLinen logo, but that was mailed in just a regular brown box.

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Obviously, presentation isn’t everything, so I definitely don’t put too much weight in that, especially since it had to travel so far. MagicLinen is a small, family-run company in Vilnius, Lithuania that makes high-quality linen, so it’s really impressive that they are able to mail their products internationally for only $15.

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MagicLinen Construction

MagicLinen’s high-quality linen products are made from fibers of the European flax plant that have been stone-washed for maximum comfort. This durable textile is breathable and cool during the summer, yet warm and comfortable during the winter. Linen absorbs moisture well and releases it quickly, drying out fast.

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I had heard that linen can be scratchy and irritating to sensitive skin, but upon reading more on the subject, I learned that linen actually possesses rare hypoallergenic and anti-microbial properties—it’s a natural antiseptic that kills bacteria and fungi. Amazingly, it can reduce inflammation and cure some skin diseases—from common rashes to eczema.

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Right out of the box, the duvet cover and pillowcases felt distinctly different from other fabrics that I’ve tried in the past, but they were definitely not scratchy. The tail end of the duvet cover sported attractive wooden buttons, and the head end had handy tie-ins to keep the duvet in place (some don’t have them).

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The instructions told me to turn all three pieces inside-out before throwing them into a cold wash followed by a gentle low heat drying cycle. Coming out of the dryer, however, they were wrinkly which is to be expected of linen.

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My MagicLinen Findings

Even after putting them on my bed and pillows, they remained wrinkly. However, I absolutely do not care because when I laid down on my bed waiting for the rest of my laundry dry, I felt like I was on a wistful beach getaway on the Nantucket coast basking in the sunny seabreeze. Eventually, the wrinkles do relax and if you really care about that sort of thing you can certainly iron them.

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My house does not have a view of the ocean nor do I live on Nantucket but for some reason these sheets evoked pure relaxation on a luxurious summer vacation. Lounging on my bed, binge-watching “New Girl,” the duvet cover was warmer yet airier than the ice cold duvet that I’m used to. Curling up with the linen cover tucked under one half of my head, and a linen pillow case under the other became a kind of highlight to my evening. Sometimes it’s hard for me to fall asleep, but for the past week I have had no trouble at all.

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I combined my MagicLinen bedding with my Homestead cotton sheets for a dynamic duo of solid Zzzs. It was a really nice change of pace from the sweaty and balmy experience I had in the PeachSkin sheets. I thankfully did not wake up in the middle of the night, grasping for my fan, and kicking off my duvet cover; I think I have fallen in love.

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My MagicLinen Recommendation

With a price tag of $206, it’s similar to the Homestead sheets in that it is, unfortunately, a bit inaccessible. Online, you can find good quality 3-piece linen duvet sets anywhere from $40 to $110, but none of them are going to be like MagicLinen.

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MagicLinen prides itself on being a descendant of Baltic linen growing, sewing, and weaving traditions spanning hundreds of years. Centuries of tradition and advancement in textile work has brought MagicLinen to the forefront of eco-friendly linen products. They use only European OEKO-tex certified, high-quality linen when they hand make all of their products. The fabric is cut and sewn by tailors rather than machines or children, making their supply chain more ethical than most of those cheaper brands.

So if you find yourself wishing you could enjoy a dreamy sleep-cation reminiscent of every perfect beach house stock photo you’ve ever lived vicariously through, I can honestly say that this is a duvet set to splurge on. I would love to try the sheets one day, because I have a feeling they will be just as magnificent.

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Learn more about Magic Linen

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Bella Notte Duvet Cover Review

Bird_Toile_Duvet_Cover_White_grande Bella Notte

I received a free linen duvet cover from Bella Notte for review. I am always on the lookout for bedding with interesting patterns. Aside from quality of material, a good aesthetic will make you want to linger in your bedroom and just make you more at peace with your environment. Bella Notte Duvet Cover Details … Read more

Smart Bedding Sheets Review

Smart Bedding Sheets Review 6

I received a free set of Smart Bedding sheets for review. Smart Bedding is a new startup that is offering french linen sheets at an affordable price by going direct to consumer. In addition they added a new twist to how to make your bed. They created buttons where you can snap the top sheet … Read more