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To follow up on my review above, I received linen samples from Rough Linen and loved the "Smooth Linen" line at affordable prices. They arrived wrapped in tissue paper with a ribbon and a sample of a linen wash. I ordered 2 standard/queen pillowcases to see the quality before ordering their flat sheets. The linen was very good quality for the same exact price as the poor quality linen pillowcases from Eileen Fisher/Garnet Hill (linen from China)!

Rough Linen sheets are also over-sized so you can tuck the bottom sheet in easily. Nice quality for a reasonable price.

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8/19/12 05:53 PM

Sferra Classico Linen Sheets:

These sheets are stunning in their simplicity and overall beauty, and the quality of the Italian linen is simply wonderful. Having heard of, but never seen linen sheets, I had ordered Irish linen pillowcases to see how well I liked them, and to my surprise I found the Irish linen to be a heavier linen and best suited for the winter months. A few weeks later I was in a linen store and happened to come across these Sferra Classico linen sheets and was impressed by their beauty. They are cooler to sleep on in the hot months than cotton, and I iron the pillowcases and about a foot of the top sheet. Simply beautiful. These sheets are made from the finest Italian linen but you need seriously deep pockets to buy them.

Cuddledown Italian Linen Sheets:

Good quality at good price when they go on sale. About $165 for a King Flat.

Garnet Hill's Eileen Fisher's Linen Sheets:

I just purchased her pillowcases in rosewater and am returning them. The linen is from China and about a grade B with premium pricing of $165 for a King flat.

Linoto Linen Sheets:

I've ordered samples swatch's which haven't arrived yet, but I have read good reviews about them and you can also buy them on amazon and get points if you're signed up for them.

Belgium Linen:

I'm looking forward to seeing the quality of the Belgium linen but so far have not run across any.

Buyer Advice:
If you see linen sheets without a country of origin the linen is probably from China (Garnet Hill) or from India, both (usually) inferior grades of linen.

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8/10/12 05:27 PM