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Bedding materials are one of the most important aspects of choosing your bedding. Are you looking for ultra soft bamboo sheets or long-lasting Egyptian cotton sheet? Do you want a material that is breathable and soft to sleep on or something that is strong and impenetrable to protect your bedding investment? We are here to clear up the myths and make sure that you are making the right decision for you and your family when it comes to choosing bedding material.
Known for its luxurious, soft feel, certified Egyptian cotton is the species Gossypium barbadense and is indeed grown in Egypt. It’s also known as “extra long staple” or ELS cotton for its long fibers, or staples, which give it a much softer and durable feel when woven extensively but is also extremely strong. Once found primarily in luxury stores and five-star hotels, Egyptian Cotton has certainly earned its reputation as the finest material for sheets in the marketplace.
Ultra Soft Bamboo
No, those “bamboo” sheets you see advertised are not as hard as wood, and you don’t have to worry about attracting hungry pandas. They’re made with viscose rayon from bamboo. The round, smooth fibers make for a luxuriant, non-irritating softness that’s soothing to even the most sensitive of skin - like silk, but more durable and lower priced. Thanks to a naturally occurring anti-bacterial substance called “kun”, bamboo is also naturally antibacterial and hypoallergenic. The structure of the fiber gives bamboo better breathability and temperature regulation than cotton, wool, or synthetic fabrics. It also wicks away moisture faster and holds dye longer. And the bamboo plant’s rapid growth and pest resistance make one of the more sustainable plants in the world. If there’s such a thing as a miracle fabric, viscose rayon derived from the bamboo plant might just be it.
This usually refers to shorter-staple cotton varieties that give a rougher weave. It’s less durable, more coarse to the touch, and more prone to show pilling and other kinds of wear
A blend up to 80% cotton/20% poly can be a good low-cost option, especially for sheets for kids and other situations that require very frequent laundering.
Flannel is a woven fabric usually made from wool, cotton, or sythetic fibers. Our flannel is made of 100% combed cotton. These flannel sheets have a smooth, yet cozy feel; especially in the cold winter months.
Materials matter when it comes to the fibers in a fabric. But so does the way those fibers are woven together. Each weave has a characteristic feel that can make all the difference in your comfort. Here are a few of the most common textile weaves found in sheets:
There’s no mistaking the sumptuous, smooth feel and lustrous finish of sateen. Its four-over, one-under cotton weave requires a high thread count, which gives it an easier drape and makes it more wrinkleresistant than percale. Sateen is the most time-consuming basic weave to produce, and hence typically the most expensive. While the feel is exceptional, sateen may not have the durability for intensive daily use.
A percale weave is durable and smooth to the touch. Coming from the Perisan word “paragala” , which means “a rag”, percale can be decribed as having a crisp feeling. Closely wooven, percale has no gloss and becomes softer with each wash over time.
This cotton weave is easy to identify by its diagonal lines. It drapes more elegantly and resists wrinkles more easily than plainer weaves. Its uneven surface makes it well suited to heavier fabrics, like flannel, but it’s also a popular choice for durable, affordable sheets.
Thread Count: The Biggest Myth in Bedding
Why is everybody talking about thread count? What does it mean? Why should you care?
Because thread count is the most misunderstood aspect of shopping for sheets. Countless consumers have wasted money on the wrong sheets for them, just because they put too much stock in thread count over other attributes. We want to do what we can to keep that from happening to you.
THREAD COUNT HAS LITTLE TO DO WITH HOW SHEETS FEEL.
Technically, all thread count indicates is the number of threads per inch. So while a higher thread count means a heavier fabric, and maybe a more durable one, it does not indicate a softer fabric. Or a smoother fabric. Or a more luxurious one.
The “softness” of a bedsheet is determined by its weave and its material, and the quality of its craftsmanship. Not by its thread count. Now, an honest high thread count can sometimes reflect, in a secondary way, the level of care taken in manufacturing sheets. But then there’s this issue:
THERE IS NO LEGAL STANDARD FOR “THREAD COUNT”, AND YOU CAN’T ALWAYS TRUST IT.
Many people probably assume there are regulatory guidelines for advertised thread counts, the same way there are for fuel efficiency in cars, or organic food. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. So unscrupulous manufacturers have come up with all kinds of tricks for inflating thread counts. Chief among is the use of multi-ply threads, where two or more thinner threads are wound together into a regular-size thread. So a 200-thread count can become 400 or 600 or 800 through creative accounting.