Short answer: linen is just better.
But allow us to elaborate, because linen has a lot going for it. It’s the oldest textile material in the world, for one thing. First used 8,000 years ago in the Mediterranean, it made its way around the world until the 18th century, when mass-produced cotton came along and provided a much cheaper option.
Linen takes a little more time and care to produce. That’s also why we love it. What makes linen so great for bedsheets is that it breathes cool in summer, while keeping warm and cozy in winter. And the longer you own your sheets, the softer they’ll get. That all adds up to better, more comfortable sleep.
also, this stuff:
Cotton wears out over time, but linen gets softer with more washes.
At 2-3 times the strength of cotton, linens are tough enough to last for generations.
Linen is naturally hypoallergenic so it won’t trigger allergies that keep you up at night.
Linen has greater bacteria-fighting powers than similar materials.
Requires considerably fewer pesticides and fertilizers than other crops.
Uses up to 20 times less water and energy to produce than cotton and nothing goes to waste.
Warm yet cool.
Good conductor of heat, keeping warm inside, while the outside stays cool and airy to touch.
Enjoy zap-free sleepy times. Linen sheets won’t shock you with static electricity.
No damp feels.
Absorbs up to 20% of its weight in moisture before feeling damp, and releases it into the air to remain cool and dry.