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Housewife Pillowcases - Bedding & Bed Linen from KerryLinen, Ireland
Housewife Pillowcases – Bedding & Bed Linen from KerryLinen, Ireland

What is a Housewife Pillowcase?

‘Housewife’ describes what we might call a ‘normal’ pillowcase.  These pillowcases do not have the 5cm ‘frill’ present on ‘Oxford’ pillowcases.

These tend to be the most popular pillowcases and have an unmistakable ‘classic’ style, being simple and elegant.

Our housewife pillowcases are the standard Ireland/UK size, 50cm by 75cm and fit all our pillows.

The term ‘housewife’ – used by many, if not all, linen retailers – originated in the 1800s when The Housewives Co-operative in Bolton in Lancashire, designed the style with a flap at one end to easily open and close the case.

This simple design feature arose because previous pillowcases had a plain, open end, from which the pillows often fell out.

To pay tribute to the diligent work and design inspiration of the ladies of the The Housewives Co-operative, they became universally known as ‘Housewife’.

We know there has been some backlash to the use of this term recently, calling it rather dated, even sexist.  We’re aware of that, but use the term as it is a commonly accepted description.  If you feel we’ve made a mistake there, please let us know.

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