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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.
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.
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.
Here’s a look at the inside of the box. The sheets are wrapped in paper.
You also get a card with an overview of the company.
The sheets are also in plastic bags to keep them clean if your package were to get wet somehow.
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.
Below is a photo of the stitching on the top sheet. It’s not too extravagant but enough to give it an elegant look.
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.
Below is The Citizenry logo which is on both the fitted an flat sheet.
As you can see it is French Linen, made in Portugal.
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.
Here’s a picture of my queen size pillow in the pillowcase.
The duvet cover is also very simple and comes in its own packaging.
The buttons are clear and go inside the duvet cover so you don’t see them.
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.
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.