Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Did you know that sleeping in a cool, dry environment helps you sleep better? This is backed up by the findings of new research published in The New York Times.  Please note: you may need to create a login/password with NY times to view this article.

If you’re like many people, you have fond memories of falling asleep under heavy down comforters in a chilly winter’s room – the fireplace’s embers slowly darkening as winter nights grow longer. Or perhaps you have a wonderful recollection of sleeping under the stars, snugly wrapped into a sleeping bag – breathing deeply the crisp night air, as the stars twinkled above. As it turns out, those deep and restful nights of sleep may be directly connected to the temperature of the space you were sleeping in.

Researchers in the United States and France have determined that the ideal sleeping temperature for most individuals is 60-68 Degrees Fahrenheit (15-20 Celsius)! Moreover, some studies have revealed that insomnia may be partially caused by an inability to cool your internal body temperature sufficiently – leading to uncomfortably long nights of tossing and turning. And who among us hasn’t woken up – at least once – to flip a pillow because it had become too warm? It all goes to show – being cool when sleeping is a good thing. With their substantial, soft feel and extraordinary ability to breathe, linen bedding from Linoto is the easiest, greenest and most luxurious way to stay cool at night. 

Linen’s ability to cool compared to cotton is positively extraordinary. Did you know that thread count for cotton refers to the number of threads woven per square inch? That is, the higher the thread count, the less breathable cotton becomes? Similar to silk, high thread count cotton is the warm sleeper’s worst nightmare: slick and impenetrable, your core temperature rises throughout the night – and waking up in a puddle of sweat is not abnormal.

But with linen bedding from Linoto – every night is a cool, dry night. Even when the temperature in your room is within the ideal range, Linoto linen helps maintain your body’s cool, and – especially when used with a duvet – ensures you are absolutely comfortable without making your skin feel warm, thereby lowering the quality of yoursleep. And, linen is blissfully dry – resisting moisture even in the most humid of environments.

So, if you’re having trouble sleeping,  consider lowering your room’s thermostat and using cooler, more breatheable bedding. Try a set of Linoto linen sheets for your bedroom today and see why thousands are making the switch to linen bedding.

Linen bedding by Linoto: the greenest, coolest and most durable luxury bedding available.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Protect Our Earth: Order From Linoto!

When I founded Linoto, I envisioned luxurious, high-quality eco-friendly products. Our beautiful linens are are naturally pleasing, tactile, and sensuous.  But shipping a physical product meant that I had to consider the extra "stuff" each customer would be forced to deal with after they received their items. It all adds up, and my conscience wouldn't allow me ship out hundreds and hundreds of plastic bags destined for the trash can shortly after arrival.  At Linoto, each item is folded by hand and packed with loving care. Crinkling plastic would ruin the experience of opening the box. Plain and simple kraft paper wrapped (like an old-fashioned parcel) provides and elegant solution.

Sheets purchased from most big box retailers are mechanically wrapped and then sealed in a thick vinyl zippered bag that will undoubtedly languish for lifetimes in a landfill. I am tremendously proud of the fact we hand pack all of our  products. Then we ship without the use of vinyl, plastic bags or, in fact, any plastic at all. Every bit of our packaging can be recycled. Additionally, all of the wrapping, including the care instructions enclosed with every purchase are made from recycled materials. Linen: It just feels right.

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Autumnal Equinox: Linoto Linen Coverlet and Shams

Linoto quilted linen coverlet in natural oatmeal
Can you feel it? Autumn is in the air. And with it, we are pleased to release a sneak peek of our newest item: A quilted linen coverlet and shams with silk and wool batting.  

Snuggle up under this soft quilted blanket made from 100% natural fibers. 

Like all of our fine products, the Linoto quilted linen coverlet and shams are hand sewn in our workshop in New York City.

Linoto quilted linen coverlet in graphite

So as Autumn begins her breathy chill and the leaves turn to jewel and flame, wrap yourself up in one of our linen blankets. Drink a spiced tea and turn up the music on your stereo. Welcome Autumn in all her glory, with pleasure.

Please contact support@linoto.com for more info!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Linoto- at home in the Garment Center!

I am pleased to announce that Linoto has moved our workshop and offices into to a fantastic, sun-drenched new space in the heart of New York City’s garment district. We're minutes from Times Square and The High Line park. In the morning, I commute on my bike through Central Park.  Arriving each morning to a space with plenty of windows and high ceilings is such a joy. I'm very excited about hanging plants to add a bit more joy to the space.

With added machines and a larger cutting table, we will operate more efficiently. This is also a perfect space for photo shoots.  The addition of special drying racks allows us to conserve on electricity by cutting out nearly all of the mechanical drying. The linen sheets are fluffed for only a few minutes then hung over tall racks to finish air drying. This air drying method is the secret to soft, luxurious, linen sheets. 

Here, Edina, works on the same machine she's used for years, but moved in front of a large sunny window on 39th Street. Making large items like linen coverlets and linen duvet covers requires space for cutting, sewing, washing, packing, and storage. Making high-quality, hand-made linens requires a talented and dedicated staff of very skilled artisans who can notice every detail and finish each item with care and precision.

As we move into autumn, I hope you'll celebrate the exciting move for Linoto. I am eternally grateful for all of the wonderful customers who have purchased Linoto linen sheets,  tablecloths, and other beautiful home accessories. Look for our upcoming Linoto blog posts about the fantastic new short film, Be Linen Movie by Benoit Millot. , New linen qualities in pale blue, warm gray, and graphite, as well as a linen coverlet and shams with luscious silk filling!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Linoto Wedding Story

Linoto has officially entered the wedding canopy business…Well, perhaps the business remains unofficial, but earlier this month our very first stunning linen and lace wedding canopy (called a Chuppah in Jewish tradition) served as the centerpiece at the Linder/Fannin wedding in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.

A Chuppah serves as a symbolic representation of the home a bride and groom will make together as they stand beneath it to recite their vows. The significance of the four open sides represents an extended invitation into it to family and friends.

We are admittedly proud that the sun did its glorious part to alight the fabric and gently illuminate the faces of the happy bride and groom.

Wedding goers expressed their great approval with the white pompom trim and the floral motif eyelet. We at Linoto relished the praise and agreed that our handmade canopy looked exquisite set on four of nature’s finest white birch poles. 

We wish the couple a lifetime of beauty and happiness.

For more information about Linoto's wedding canopies please contact support@linoto.com.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Urban Parks

Ueno Park

During the warm summer months getting outdoors is an imperative. But sometimes when you live in the middle of a big city, it’s hard to know where to go. Here are Linoto’s top picks for the world’s best urban parks. If you can, go and see one of them today!

1. Luxembourg Gardens (Paris, France): Featuring a large population of statues, this Paris treasure is a wonder to behold. A seventeenth century fountain and a pond for model sailboats make this park renowned for a calm and peaceful atmosphere.

2. Central and Prospect Parks (New York, New York): Both of these urban getaways, in the hearts of Manhattan and Brooklyn respectively, were designed by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux. The many and varied tunnels that seamlessly connect each of the parks’ splendid landscapes, were designed with the intention that each view would be like a framed photograph.

3. Ueno Park (Tokyo Japan): This large public space contains museums, concert halls as well as several shrines. The zoo and the park’s peaceful pond make this one of the world’s most frequented parks.

4. Park Guell (Barcelona, Spain): Antoni Gaudi, arguably Spain’s most celebrated architect, designed this artistic masterpiece. The structures designed with intricate and colorful mosaic tiles are surrounded by grassy knolls and fantastic city views.

5. Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, CA): A whopping 1,017 acres of public space, Golden Gate Park contains botanical gardens, a zoo and endless rolling green hills. An easy place to get lost, this urban park can make you forget that just around the bend, a city continues to rumble.