I sometimes get the odd email asking why my bed linen is sometimes pricey,my answer as always is QUALITY,QUALITY,QUALITY.The true test of good bedding is the actual getting in and lying in it,you will know and feel the difference. If you are not sure what cotton suits you best,go to a major department store and feel the difference in bed linens,you will soon be an afficienado in bedding.To explain the difference in fabrics or what is a thread count,I have composed a little guide which may help you with your choice.
WHAT IS THREAD COUNT
Thread count is the number of threads used per square inch of a finished fabric.The higher the count results in a fine bed linen.Therefore,the finer the weave equates to better quality.
A luxurious cotton fibre sourced from Egypt on the banks of the Nile,sounds exotic,but I am sure it is hard work harvesting the cotton!! Egyptian cotton features longer fibres and is soft , lustrous,cool and crisp, therefore suitable for warmer climates.
Usually made from a combed cotton thread,woven to produce bed linen with a gorgeous sheen that feels luxurious,soft & smooth against the skin. It also drapes well, and irons easier than cotton percale. This is my favourite bed linen,anything to lessen ironing is good news to me.
Made from high quality cotton with thread count of 180 and more. Smooth to the touch and launders well.
EASY CARE COTTON PERCALE
Easy care is a finish added to cotton percale to make fabrics easier to launder,with LESS IRONING.Easy care finishes can gradually wash out over time.
Silk has natural variations and slubs.This will make each item unique. Cannot be exposed to direct sunlight and is harder to manage regarding laundering. Not a favourite of mine,looks good in the films,but real life!!!
OK if you like the texture of linen,but none of the hard work of laundering and ironing linen bedding.
I hope this little guide helps. So, do not feel guilty when you spend that little bit extra on bed linen ,we all deserve it,do not forget we apparently spend approx one third of a lifetime sleeping,so why not sleep in LUXURY.
WHY PAY EXTRA FOR GOOD HIGH QUALITY BED LINEN
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9 July 2014
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