What fabric do we use for our sheets
We use a 100% cotton fabric in the percale weave here's why!
Percale is indeed a popular choice when it comes to sheet fabrics. It is characterized by its plain or basket weave, where one thread goes over and the next one goes under, creating a classic pattern. Here are some key points to remember about percale sheets:
Weave Pattern: Percale sheets are woven in a one-over-one-under pattern, which contributes to their durability and strength. This tight weave also results in a matte appearance and a crisp feel.
Thread Count: For a fabric to be classified as percale, it must have a thread count of 180 threads per square inch or higher. This indicates a denser weave, which adds to the overall quality and durability of the sheets. Our fabric is a 300 thread count
Feel and Appearance: Percale sheets have a crisp ,cool feel, making them a great choice for those who prefer a lightweight, breathable bedding option. The matte finish of percale sheets gives them a clean and classic look.
Seasonal Versatility: Percale sheets are well-suited for all seasons, but they are particularly popular for warmer weather and for individuals who tend to sleep hot. The breathable nature of percale helps regulate body temperature during the night, ensuring a comfortable sleep.
Common Usage: You may find percale sheets in high-end hotels due to their durability, comfort, and timeless appeal. Many people associate percale with the classic sheets they slept on as children, making it a nostalgic and trusted choice for bedding.
In summary we use a percale fabric because it is:
- Strong yet soft and smooth
- Breathable, suitable for year round use, particularly good in summer
- Cool, crisp feel
- Durable, lasts longer
- Less likely to pill
- Easy care
- Gets softer with laundering and use
When choosing sheets, the weave pattern, such as percale, is an important factor to consider along with other elements like thread count, fabric type, and personal preferences. Ultimately, the choice between percale and other weaves like sateen depends on your specific sleep preferences and the feel you desire for your bedding.