- Egyptian Cotton: Probably the finest cotton in the world. Egyptian cotton naturally has extremely fine, extra long fibers.
- Pima Cotton: A very fine, long staple cotton originally grown by the Pima Indians in Arizona.
- Supima Cotton: A scientifically developed, extra strong staple cotton with fibers of a uniform length. Produced only by the Supima (Superior Pima) Association of America.
- American Cotton: The standard cotton fiber in the US, usually woven into combed cotton yarn.
- Linen: is made from the fibers of the flax plant. Linen is laborious to manufacture, but the fiber is very strong (It has a long staple fiber length relative to cotton and other fabrics), absorbent and dries more quickly than cotton. Bedding made of linen feature exceptional coolness and freshness in hot and humid weather. It’s strength also means it lasts a long time - how long? Ask Pharaoh Ramses II, he was found with his linen wrappings in a state of perfect preservation after more than 3000 years!
Sleeping in our linen is a different experience that sleeping in cotton - is isn’t as smooth or “soft” as our 300 or 600 thread count sateen or percale but it can be far more comfortable in warm, humid climates and during summer. The tendency to wrinkle is also considered part of linen's particular "charm", and our modern linens are designed to be air-dried without the necessity of ironing.
- Parts excerpted from Wikipedia.
What is the difference between Sateen & Percale?
- Percale: A term used to describe the weave where each thread goes over or under the next resulting in a silky smooth, very strong, 100% cotton fabric with a matte finish. We have generally two Percales; a 300 thread count and a 600 thread count (most Percale is 180-200 thread count).
- Sateen: A weave where the warp thread goes over 4 weft threads, then under one, then over 4 again. This results in a very soft and smooth surface that scatters less light, giving it a greater sheen than Percale. Our printed sheets are usually 300 thread count and the embroideries are usually on 600 thread count. We also have sheets up to 1000 thread count.