The mangle often brings back childhood memories of smooth linen tablecloths and crease-free sheets – It’s a new trend that stems from the olden days, and it has a lot of benefits, particularly for health and the environment. Sheets that are run through a cold mangle don’t shed as much dust, because they contain 10 to 60 times less dust than un-mangled sheets. Although that’s particularly beneficial for people with allergies, it’s also good for everyone’s health. Mangling also compacts the fibres, so the fabric doesn’t attract as much dirt, and the mites stay away. That keeps the sheets clean for longer, so you don’t need to wash them as often, improving wear and making them longer-lasting and more environmentally sustainable.