Bed Linens 101
Types of Fibers
What is Linen?

Linen is derived from the flax plant and is the oldest fibre used by humankind. It is safe for both people and the environment, using less water than other textile crops, keeping the environmental impact low.

Why we love Linen?

Linen sheets are soft and durable but not wrinkle free. Since it gets stronger when wet, it launders well and lasts up to twelve times longer than cotton. Most popular for spring and summer seasons, as it absorbs heat, making it feel airy and cool to the touch. 

General Care

Launder whites, colours, and prints separately. White linen may be washed hot, and coloured linens should be washed at medium temperatures. Spin to extract excess water, and stretch damp articles to their natural size and shape before ironing.

Do not tumble dry. It is best to line dry linen. For a softer, less crisp feel, toss briefly into the dryer and then hang to dry fully.


What is Sateen?

Sateen is the closest thing to satin without the high cost and fragility. Sateen weave linens are softer but not as durable as plain linens. The weave in sateen sheets is a one under and three over weave, exposing more thread surface, giving it a silky and luxurious feel. 

Why we love Sateen?

Since the threads are tight, sateen sheets are warmer and a bit a heavier, making them ideal for all seasons. However, they aren't ideal for people who sleep hot, because they aren't as breathable as percale or linen. Sateen sheets are more flowy than percale and less likely to wrinkle.

General Care 

Washing sateen sheets on a delicate setting is the safest option. However a normal setting, with cool water and a low spin cycle will also be an option.  

Once sateen sheets are washed, immediately transfer them into the dryer to prevent wrinkles. Never dry sheets at a high setting. For optimal results, tumble dry low  or use bedding setting with wool dryer balls.  


What is Percale?

Percale is known for its crisp and matte finish.A series of vertical and horizontal threads woven one at a time sets percale apart from other fabric weaves. It's over under weave does not drape close to the body making it cool to the touch. 

Why we love Percale?

Percale sheets are ideal for hot sleepers or warmer climates. They are very durable and it will not pull over time. 

General Care

Cold or warm water for the wash cycle is the best, with a cold water rinse. If your washing machine has the option for a second rinse cycle, use it to ensure that any excess soap is washed out. Excess soap will make our percale sheets feel scratchy.

Do not tumble dry. It is best to line dry linen. For a softer, less crisp feel, toss briefly into the dryer and then hang to dry fully.


Thread Count

What is Threat Count?

Thread count is the total number of horizontal and vertical threads in a square inch of fabric. A thread count only matters if the thread itself is high quality.

If you make low quality short threads into a high thread count fabric, it is still going to be low quality and will wear out quickly.

Higher thread count fabric made from high quality thread is more luxurious and durable. Fiber quality and length, how well it is spun, quality of weaving, finishing, and dyeing are all more important factors than thread count, when determining fabric quality 


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