Park City, UT (PRWEB) May 10, 2006
Elegant Linens of Park City announces the expansion of their inventory of matchless Italian bed linens. Exciting new collections from Sferra, dea, and La Signoria confirm worldwide recognition of the unparalleled excellence of Italian bed and nursery linens. The superiority of fine Italian linens is an established tradition throughout the textile manufacturing industry. The key to the incomparable quality of Italian linens is great design and best-of-breed raw materials combined with cutting edge manufacturing and finishing processes that result in a product unsurpassed for luxurious comfort and durability.
The supremacy of Italian textile manufacturing dates to the time of the Renaissance. During the 14th century Italy prospered through wool and silk fabric production in city states such as Prato, Florence and Lucca. The growing of mulberry trees became widespread in the district just north of Milan in order to supply raw material for silk production to Milanese manufacturers. Inhabitants of the area began to use their products directly and it soon became possible to carry out production locally; by the 18th century a third of all the functioning silk mills were concentrated in this area.
The tradition of luxury textile manufacturing in Tuscany continues today. Silk production has been replaced in the textile district by the production of an amazing array of modern luxury fabrics made from 100% Egyptian cotton, Mongolian wool and flax from Belgium, especially jacquards, sateen and cashmere. Advanced manufacturing technology and systems are employed by small family-type firms that have now arrived at the fourth generation of entrepreneurs. Meticulous quality standards and a propensity for innovation in the processing of raw materials have resulted in fabrics that are acknowledged to be the finest in the world.
Italian artisans have long known that a superior finished product begins with the best raw materials. To understand what creates the soft hand and the lustrous finish of the world's most luxurious linens one must consider more than just thread count. The measure of the number of yarns woven into one square inch of fabric is important but the quality of a fine fabric starts with the quality of the fiber itself, and the yarn made from it. Long-staple Egyptian cotton grown on the banks of the Nile is selected, cleaned and spun into smooth, silken yarns by master craftsmen in Italy. Long-staple cotton can be spun into a smoother, stronger, much finer yarn, so that it is possible to weave more threads per inch into the fabric, resulting in a higher thread count and smoother fabric. State-of-the-art finishing brings out the silken sheen of sateen, chamois-soft or crisp percale, lustrous jacquard and the richest, longest-lasting colors while enhancing both the feel of the fabric and the quality of the weave. The end result of all this care and attention is a difference that can be felt in linens that are woven with the luxury of fine heirlooms.
The Italian tradition of reverence for craftsmanship and generations of experience and expertise allow the world's finest spinners, weavers, sewers, embroiderers and artisans to craft extraordinary linens. Beautiful designer collections from Sferra (http://www.elegantlinenspc.com/Sferra-Bros.htm), Signoria (http://www.elegantlinenspc.com/italian-bed-linen-signoria.htm) and dea (http://www.elegantlinenspc.com/European-linen.htm) create an atmosphere of comfort and elegance for the home that is beyond compare. Elegant Linens of Park City is proud to make these luxurious linens available to the American market via the web at http://www.ElegantLinensPC.com and at their retail store in beautiful Park City, Utah. Browse their extensive inventory of top-quality linens and discover why living with and sleeping in Italian linens is pleasure not to be missed!
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