Cotton is the most commonly used fiber in bed linen. It is durable, comfortable and easy-to-wash making it perfect for everyday use.
- Cotton keeps the body cool in summer and warm in winter because it is a good conductor of heat
- Cotton is non-allergenic and, unlike synthetic fibers, cotton fiber is a natural product that contains no chemicals
- Cotton holds up to 27 times its own weight in water and becomes stronger when wet
Poly cotton blends integrate the strengths of cotton and polyester to create an eye-catching, comfortable and durable material.
- Poly cotton helps repel the moisture so that it doesn’t stick to your body.
- This blend of cotton is not reliant on nature to grow, that’s why it is cheaper than cotton.
- Manmade fabrics, such as polyester, don’t allow air to ventilate as well as cotton does, and this characteristic allows fungi to thrive if polyester is worn close to the body for long periods of time
Egyptian cotton is a top-quality long-staple fibre that is grown in Egypt. It is predominantly cultivated in the Nile Delta where the warm dry desert climate is ideal for growing cotton.
- It is also naturally resistant to pilling and will soften with age, so with the right type of care, Egyptian cotton can last for years.
- Made with a close weave, Egyptian cotton is soft, lightweight, extremely strong and requires minimal ironing so you can enjoy the best of everything.
Linen is a cellulosic fiber derived from the stem of the flax plant or a fabric made from these fibers. Linen fibers are much stronger and more lustrous that cotton; they yield cool, absorbent fabrics that wrinkle easily.
- Linen is usually an off-white colour, but the fibres take dye well and so linen can be dyed a wide range of colours
- The more linen is washed the softer and smoother it becomes;
- Linen has a smooth surface and mat luster and feels pleasant to the touch.
Pima cotton is a special variety of cotton, which has been developed in the production of the Egyptian type of cotton in Arizona.
- Pima Cotton is soft, strong and durable and has a luxuriously soft and smooth feel.
- Pima is highly durable so you can be confident that your bedding will last. Pima is also so fine that more fibres can be spun into a given count for maximum softness and a rich sheen.
Thread count refers to the number of threads in one square inch of fabric. It applies to threads woven vertically – known as the ‘warp’ – and threads woven horizontally – known as the ‘weft’.
A series of vertical and horizontal threads woven one at a time sets percale apart from other fabric weaves. Fabric with this weave feels the same on both sides and the tighter the weave, the smoother the sheets feel.
The satin weave is distinguished by its lustrous, or ‘silky’, appearance. Satin describes the way the threads are combined, and the yarn used may be silk or polyester, among others, giving different fabrics.
Flannelette is a cotton fabric that on one side has a napped, or brushed, finish, giving it a soft feel. It is cozy and warm yet light and breathable. There are various types, according to use, with many generic names; for example, flannelette, a lightweight fabric napped on one side only, and suede cloth, which has an extremely short, compact nap treated to give a smooth, flat texture.
Jacquard weave is used to produce patterned fabrics. The intricate patterns or figures are created all over the fabrics. It is woven on a jacquard loom. This type of loom differs with standard looms. Jacquard is ideal for creating a feeling of opulence and majesty in your bedroom. In jacquard loom, the warp yarns is individually controlled and not in groups. This allows creating more complex designs.
Twill Fabric is heavier than regular cotton materials with a more structured form. These qualities give it the remarkable durability characteristic of twill materials. Other benefits of the fabric are its wrinkle and stain resistance.