Finland has a long sauna traditions and so does Jokipiin Pellava, a manufacturer of linen textiles. Quality, tradition and Finland have come a long way since Jokipiin Pellava started manufacturing sauna and kitchen textiles for Finns almost 100 years ago. Sauna trends follow the home decor trends, and today, light colors and the functionality are in. The majority of their production consist of sauna textiles, but they also have a kitchen textiles, from tablecloths to kitchen towels. All in all, they had a total of 600 products last year, each made at Jokipiin Pellava’s own factory in Jalasjärvi, Ostrobothnia. A good sauna textile and its maintenance When selecting a good sauna textile, think about the material and the purpose. Half of the textile should be linen because it is very durable in use. Linen is absorbent in sauna textiles, so linen products are ideal for drying. In addition, the linen is well insulated, which makes it a good cover on the hot sauna benches. Linen and cotton are good especially for the infrared sauna, because infrared rays penetrate them well. In the smoke sauna, sooty benches are challenging, so you cannot choose very light-coloured textiles. Easy-care textiles are the best choice for a cabin sauna. With the right material selection and textile care, you can ensure their long life. A good starting point for the care of sauna textiles is remembering practical matters, such as washing and drying according to instructions. Timo Laurila stands for sustainability in choosing textiles. Natural materials beat microfibers and plastics. Find out about the production methods of the company also and how can you recycle the product in a sustainable manner. When choosing sauna textiles, Laurila emphasizes Finland’s expertise in the production of sauna textiles: “Finland is the home of the sauna, and our sauna textiles are the best in the world.” Buying a local product is also ecological. Choose a high-quality, Finnish product. LINEN Use Choosing sauna textiles according to usage is important. Textiles with at least 50% linen are stronger. Linen is the most durable of natural materials. Maintenance Maintain the textile according to the material and its use. Wash linen at 60 degrees, light spin (800). Tumble drying is not recommended. Straighten the material immediately after washing. Insulation The sauna bench is normally hot and the cover acts as good insulation if it is made of linen. Absorption capacity Linen has a very good absorbency, so it is good for drying.