Introducing: The Rise & Fall Summer Collection
As the temperatures rise and the summer season approaches, our go-to items might not feel quite right anymore. Late spring, or early summer is a great time to update our wardrobe and bedding to be ready for the coming heatwaves. And what better fabric to choose than linen, a highly breathable, moisture-wicking fibre that feels cool to the touch and great against your skin.
In this blog, we'll explore the many benefits of both linen clothing and bed sheets, highlighting why linen is the perfect choice to keep you cool, comfortable, and stylish during the warmer months. From breathability to sustainability, linen emerges as a champion for the summer, making it an essential for a modern life. Together we’ll explore the linen pieces in our new spring summer collection.
Why is linen good for summer?
Linen is a natural fibre that has been used for centuries for its durability, comfort, and breathability. It is made from the flax plant, a member of the lily family. It’s one of the strongest natural fibres, one that is very absorbent and moisture-wicking. This makes it ideal for comfortable summer clothing and bedding.
Linen clothes are soft, breathable, and thermoregulating – meaning they keep you cool and calm whatever the weather. It’s a versatile fabric that can be dressed up or down for everyday wear or special occasions. The same applies to linen sheets. They are cool, soft and breathable, helping you sleep soundly all night long.
Here are some of the specific benefits of linen fabric:
- Comfort: Linen is a very soft and comfortable fabric. It is also very breathable, which helps to keep you cool in hot weather and warm in cold weather.
- Durability: Linen clothes and sheets can last for many years with proper care, as linen is so strong and resistant to wear and tear.
- Breathability: The unique makeup of linen allows air to circulate freely, which helps to keep you cool and dry.
- Moisture-wicking: Linen absorbs moisture quickly and easily, so your skin stays cool and dry.
- Hypoallergenic: Linen is less likely to trigger allergic reactions, making it perfect for those with sensitive skin.
- Eco-friendly: Linen is a sustainable fabric. It is made from a renewable resource that uses little water – and it can be composted at the end of its life.
New summer collection for women - Embrace the heat in floaty pieces
Our summer collection of apparel for women features everyday essentials to see you through the season.
We’ve got two styles of airy summer dresses, that make dressing for the heat a total breeze. Our French linen sleeveless dress is perfect for those blisteringly hot days when your skin needs all the help it can get to breathe. Sleeveless and simply cut, with a relaxed fit and A-line shape, it allows for plenty of movement so you can go about your day without a care.
Our French linen shirt dress is a light and airy summer staple. Inspired by a classic button up shirt, it’s cut with a loose, flowing shape, and finished with side slits to allow for a summer breeze. It’s such a versatile dress that can be dressed up or down. Relaxed yet polished, it can be worn with heels and a belt for a smart occasion, with flat sandals to work, or thrown over swimwear while lounging by the pool. Our shirt dress comes in a range of colours to suit every skin tone – we have white, black, spicy orange, umber and calico.
Our summer clothing for women also includes all important separates in beautifully soft organic cotton. Our women’s organic cotton poplin shirt is a great piece to layer. It’s available in classic white, black, a beige colour called sandstone and a bright rising blue. We also have it in white and navy stripes.
Shorts and trousers
Our cotton poplin shirt is a winner year-round, but paired with matching shorts or trousers it makes the perfect summer uniform. Both women's cotton shorts and trousers are designed for ease and comfort, with an elasticated waistband that looks equally good with a t-shirt tucked in or out.
For cool, lightweight workwear, our new summer collection of dresses, shorts and more is an excellent choice. Whether you like to spend your days in luxurious linen clothing or crisp cotton, we’ve got you covered. Shop the collection today with free shipping over £75.
New summer collection for men - Stay cool and stylish in linen apparel
Choosing the right apparel for men is very weather dependent. As the weather heats up and we start planning holiday wear, we tend to reach for lighter fabrics like cotton and linen. Linen is a natural fibre that’s perfect for summer, as it is light, airy and breathable. It’s able to wick away moisture, preventing you from getting sweaty and flustered. It’s also very durable, which means that it will last for many years with proper care. Once you’ve bought a few key linen pieces, your summer wardrobe will be sorted for years to come.
Rise and Fall offers a perfectly curated selection of summer clothing for men, featuring summer essentials like shorts, shirts and trousers. We have a range of neutral colours and modern styles to choose from, so you can find the perfect piece to match your style.
Here are some of the styling options for our menswear spring and summer collection:
Long sleeve shirts
A long sleeve linen shirt is the ultimate summer item, perfect for looking smart on holiday, wearing open over a tee or layering on cooler summer evenings. Cut for a relaxed fit, our men’s long sleeve organic linen shirt looks great with sleeves rolled up for an effortless look during the day, or buttoned up and smart for work, weddings, and parties. Available in white, mood indigo, khaki and aubergine, you can pair it with linen trousers in a complementary colour or keep things extra cool in matching linen shorts.
Short sleeve shirts
Linen short sleeve shirts are a great way to stay cool and stylish on hot days. Without the extra sleeve fabric, you’ll have even better access to that delicious summer breeze. Our men’s short sleeve organic linen shirt can be dressed up or down with shorts, trousers and your go-to sunnies. It has a relaxed, boxy fit that will look great in that beach bar you’ve been dreaming of.
For ultra hot days pair your men's linen shirts with a classic pair of shorts. Our men’s French linen shorts are a great way to keep cool. They can be dressed up or down with a short sleeve shirt or t-shirt. Our shorts are made with a supple yet substantial cotton, linen blend that makes them light and breathable. Cut for a relaxed fit and easy movement, with a partially elasticated waist, they’re perfect for a variety of summer activities.
You can also opt for our cotton chino short – a hardwearing, everyday short that’s easy to move in thanks to a blend of 98% GOTS organic cotton and 2% elastane. Our cotton shorts come in navy, stone, khaki and black.
For a slightly smarter look try our French linen trousers – a more formal option than shorts that look just as good at summer weddings as they do in your favourite bar. Available in stone, mood indigo and khaki, they can be dressed up with a matching linen shirt or down with one of our organic cotton t-shirts and your favourite pair of sneakers.
Another great summer trouser is our essential cotton trouser designed for year round wear but breathable enough for hot balmy days. It uses a blend of 98% GOTS organic cotton and 2% elastane for comfort and easy movement.
Linen Bedding - Breathable and comfortable for balmy summer nights
As the weather gets warmer, it's time to start thinking about your summer bedding. Cotton works well year round but the best of the best in breathable bedding has to be linen. As a natural, hollow fibre, linen is perfect for summer. It’s much lighter than cotton, even more breathable, and highly durable too.
Here are some of the benefits of opting for linen sheets this summer:
- Lightweight and breathable: Linen is a very lightweight fabric, which makes it perfect for keeping you cool on hot summer nights. It also helps to wick away moisture and prevent you from getting sweaty.
- Durable: Linen is a very durable fabric, which means that it will last for many years with proper care.
- Luxurious feel: Linen has a luxurious feel that is unmatched by other fabrics. It is soft and smooth, and it will only get softer with age.
Don’t take our word for it. Here’s what our customers have said:
“Feels lovely on the skin and also is cool when getting into bed, the blue is deep and rich which looks good when on the bed. Like the way the buttons are sewn on? Really firmly and seem solid.” Martin M.
“Soft and cool. What more could you ask for?” Will C.
Rise and Fall offers a wide variety of linen bedding. From sheets and pillowcases to linen throw cushions, we’ve got all your bedding needs covered.
Our linen sheets come in two different types, flat sheet and fitted sheet. The fitted sheet is cut for an extra deep mattress and designed to stay put all night thanks to an extra wide, grippy elastic. (Don’t worry this elastic also keeps your sheet in place if you have a shallower depth mattress!)
Our linen pillow cases will keep your head cool and comfortable while you sleep. Made from 100% European flax linen, they are machine-washable and have a luxuriously soft feel.
Linen duvet covers make for great, breathable bedding. Ours are garment-washed to maintain softness, shape and colour – and get better over time. Choose from indigo, olive, ochre, natural and stripe.
Cushion covers & throws
Add layers and textures to your bed with our linen lumbar cushion and luxuriously heavy weight linen throw. Our throw is crafted from a slubby weight, pure European linen, and stone washed for a soft lived-in look. It’s generously sized too so you can drape it over a super king bed. Both cushions and throws come in denim blue, khaki, chestnut and alabaster.
Get the best deals on the Rise & Fall summer collection
A unique supply chain
At Rise & Fall we partner directly with our suppliers to bring you beautifully crafted pieces at a fraction of their usual price. Our linen bedding and clothing are made by some of the same manufacturers as multiple leading luxury brands but by cutting out the middlemen and cutting back on marketing spend, we can give you (and our suppliers) a much fairer price.
Shop with free shipping on orders over £75, and free returns within 30 days. View the full linen collection of menswear, womenswear or bed linen online. Shop beautiful, breathable bedding and ultra-light summer clothes to experience the difference for yourself.
How to Care for Your Linen and Cotton Products
Quality linen is made to last. In fact, it’s such a durable fibre that the longer you have linen sheets or clothing, the softer they’ll get. But with proper care, you can extend the life of your linen pieces and keep them looking their best for years to come. Follow these tips to get the most out of your linen:
- Wash at 40℃ or 30℃
- Tumble dry on low heat (excessive heat can damage threads causing linen to become rough and scratchy)
- Hang dry clothing like shirts and dresses
- Iron on low-medium heat
- Avoid fabric conditioner as this weakens the natural fibres
We think linen’s stylish and comfortable feel is unmatched by other fabrics. It is soft and beautifully textured, and it will only get softer with age. If you are looking for a comfortable, durable, highly breathable, and eco-friendly fabric, then linen is a great choice. Browse our spring and summer collection of linen clothes and linen bed sheets to make an investment you won’t regret.