Flannel Fabric have long been a favorite for winter months, due to the soft texture and sturdiness of the material. So, what is it about flannel sheets that make people rush to take them out of the linen closet once the temperature drops? Well, some of the reasons could be:
- Soft and warm woven fabric that does not irritate skin
- Breathable fabric that allows for air circulation and moisture wicking
- Affordable as it is measured in weight rather than thread count
- Easily maintained
Flannel Fabric are made from a blend of cotton and other synthetic fibers that are brushed with a fine wire to increase the softness that is felt by you. A fine-tooth wire comb is brushed over the fabric to raise minuscule fibers to the surface of the sheet, allowing for a soft, warm span of material. Those who suffer from skin conditions such as eczema can benefit from a set of flannel sheets, as the softness does not irritate skin but instead soothe it.
Although flannel fabrics are thicker in material than ranforce and satin fabrics, the process in which the blends of fabric are woven together still allow for air circulation. Flannel sheets also possess moisture-wicking properties, which can stop sheets from becoming damp from normal bodily fluids, as they sleep warmer than cotton sheets.
Flannel fabric can be washed in your washing machine in any temperature, from ice-cold to hot without any damage done to the sheets. The blend of fabrics that make up a flannel sheet allows them to dry either on a clothesline or with the use of a dryer, to an unwrinkled span of material.