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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 to the duvet cover so that it won’t end up getting scrunched up over night. In the morning, making your bed is as easy as spreading out the duvet cover since the top sheet is already attached.
Ordering and Unboxing
You can purchase the Smart Bedding set direct from their website. Because of demand, some sizes may be out of stock. You also get a 100 night trial where if you don’t like these sheets for whatever reason you can return them for a full refund! Once you place your order your new sheets should arrive an about a week and arrive in a box like this:
Below is a video of me unboxing the linen sheets. As you can see they put a lot of care into how it was packaged.
Linen is a very durable material and should last much longer than cotton. This in part justifies the higher price point. Linens are sometimes passed down through the generations as an heirloom because they are so durable.
Most flax from which linen is made is grown in France because it has the perfect climate for growing this type of crop. That’s why french and linen often go together. Smart Bedding sheets are no exception. Their linen is harvested in France.
The linen is then cut and sewn in Shenzhen China. On their site the have some more background information on the factory and why they went with that particular one. It’s nice to see that they are transparent about where the material comes from and where it is assembled.
I don’t have much experience with linen and before receiving these sheets, I had never slept on linen before. What I was most impressed with was the breathability of the fabric. This linen is stone washed to soften it up and it is fairly soft right out of the box but linen will get softer the more you wash it sort of like breaking in a pair of jeans.
Here’s what the product looks like out of the box. Notice that each piece comes in a nice linen bag. Something that you could reuse for all sorts of purposes.
What makes Smart Bedding linen sheets particularly unique is the button system they have created. As you can see in the picture below, you can attach the top sheet directly to the duvet cover via a button that snaps.
As you can see from the picture below, the linen sheet thread count is relatively low compared to cotton but that will also promote beathability. If you’re looking for crisp sheets you should look elsewhere but if you want a higher coziness factor, these are it.
Sheets are an investment that can upgrade your sleep environment. Target or Walmart sheets will only get you so far in terms of comfort and quality. Since you will be spending at least 6 hours a night in bed every night of your life, consider how your current sheets feel and if you could do better. Linen sheets are definitely an investment because they can be passed down to family members and only get better with age. With the 100 night trial period it’s certainly worth giving linen a try to see if it’s the right feel for you.