St George —From duvet covers to bath towels, this new linen company has you covered.
Jack Colmair and her husband Spencer run Make It Blanket, a linen business inspired by the limited bedding size options and the true luxury of linen.
“We really just want to change the bedding industry,” says Jack Colemail. “I want to give people luxury. Linen is certainly a luxury fabric.”
Jack Colmair said he had struggled with ill-fitting bedding for years and had given up trying to find the right fit for his bed.
Most bedding is standard size, but she knows that many beds are getting bigger and bigger, making bedding nearly impossible to buy. She bought her 10 options to try on her own bed, but none fit and her husband’s legs were still sticking out from under the covers.
Spencer and Jack Colemire both earned MBA degrees from Utah Valley University and had the opportunity to travel around Europe for two weeks after graduation. Along the way, they explored the exceptional craftsmanship and quality that go into making artisanal products.
They were fascinated by the amazing properties of linen and discovered that it was an important part of European culture, especially in the Baltic region, used in clothing and home textiles.
The natural environment, including long, cool summers, provides fertile soils with optimal growing conditions for flax plants, yielding high-quality fibre.
“When you think of linen, you think of scratchy, scratchy, wrinkly things,” she said. “But not this type. It’s pure linen and incredibly soft, which is great.”
Most of the linen commonly found in stores and online, she said, is mass-produced in China and linen blends mislabeled as 100% linen.
Linen is one of the oldest fibers in the world and is used for its many benefits. It has the effect of temperature regulation, hypoallergenic, dustproof, antistatic, and antifouling. Linen is a natural fiber, but Make It Blanket uses the whole plant, resulting in almost zero waste. By using sustainable materials, she said, they are doing their part to contribute to a greener planet.
“It keeps you cool in the summer, which is really nice for St. George, and warm in the winter,” she said. “Linen can last 10 years or more if you learn how to care for it properly.
Make it Blanket products are made by a European family with a long history in the linen industry. Jack Colemail, along with her husband, has a close relationship with her family and speaks with them once a week, she said.
Products by Make It Blanket includes linen duvet covers, quilts, sheet sets, euro shams, pillowcases, weighted blankets, tablecloths, table runners, napkins, robes and more. All products are made-to-order and are not in stock. The company offers in-home measurements, and order turnaround times range from 5 days to 6 weeks, depending on the amount of customization.
Moving forward, we hope to offer all home linen items soon and work with more local designers.
“There is a real lack of choice in the blanket and bedding market today,” she says. “We founded this company to give people over-sizing and the ability to customize everything. And that’s what we do.”
For more information and custom orders for Make It Blanket, visit their site. website or follow it Instagram.
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