Bedlinen Buying Guides

Bedlinen Buying Guides

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Different fabrics and thread counts

  • 'Thread count' refers to how many threads there are, per square inch of fabric
  • The higher the thread count, the crisper, smoother and more luxurious the feel of the fabric.
  • Pencale describes a tighter cotton weave and can be any thread count above 180.

Various fibres

  • Pure cotton: cool, crisp and luxurious
  • Polyester mixes: low maintenance, with fewer creases, easy ironing and rapid drying
  • Linen - has a more textured feel and is cool and absorbent

Different styles

  • Printed - the design is printed onto the fabric
  • Jacquard - the design is woven into the fabric, using a jacquard loom
  • Woven stripe/check - The design is woven into the fabric using a mechanised loom
  • Embroidered - Beautiful and delicate, made using hand guided and machine embroidery

Size guide

Bedlinen Size Guide

Duvet Covers
Single 137cm x 200cm 54 inches x 79 inches
Double 200cm x 200cm 79 inches x 79 inches
King 230cm x 220cm 94 inches x 87 inches
Super King 260cm x 220cm 102 inches x 87 inches

Pillow Cases
Housewife 50cm x 75cm 20 inches x 30 inches
Oxford (with flange) 50cm x 75cm 20 inches x 30 inches

Style notes:

  • Housewife Pillowcase standard size, where the pillow fills all of the fabric
  • Oxford Pillowcase for added impact and elegance, this features a wide flat stitched flange around the perimeter.

Washing


  • Follow the specific care labels sewn into the product
  • Use detergents that are suitable for the specific product ie Optical Brightening Agents (OBAs) are designed to maintain white fabrics so avoid using detergents containing these for anything other than plain white dye.
  • Ensure that the washing machine is never more than 2/3 full to ensure efficient and thorough cleaning
  • Remove bedlinen from tumble drier as soon as it is dry, or it will become more creased and difficult to iron
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