Best Bed Sheets and Bedding Fabric To Choose, Cotton? Tencel? Pima? Or...
There are so many different types of bed sheets and bedding fabric, but do you know which is the best? Cotton? Tencel? Pima? And what exactly are those fabrics, anyway?
Cotton, polyester cotton, yarn-dyed cotton and so on are generally used as fabrics, and now there are high-grade fabrics such as silk, silk cotton blend, cotton and linen. Single polyester cotton has been eliminated, silk and cotton blends, cotton and linen are slowly occupying the market, and are becoming the first choice of young people and white-collar workers. Pure cotton has the advantages of good hand feeling, comfortable use, easy dyeing, strong hygroscopicity and washing resistance, and is a material widely used in bedding, but it is easy to wrinkle and shrink; yarn-dyed pure cotton is a kind of pure cotton fabric, which is woven with warp and weft yarns of different colors, and has strong dye permeability, good color fastness and strong three-dimensional effect due to dyeing before weaving; Silk looks gorgeous and rich, has natural soft light and flashing effect, feels comfortable, has better elasticity and hygroscopicity than cotton, but is easy to hook silk and has worse heat resistance to strong sunlight than cotton. So now there is a "cotton + silk" blend, the proportion is 70% cotton, 30% silk, because the shrinkage of these two fabrics is different, we must deal with it well in advance. In addition, there is a "mix and match", that is, the face is silk, the quilt is cotton, so that the quilt looks beautiful and luxurious.
Today, We Mainly Talk About Cotton And Silk
It is the most popular fabric used to make sheets and other bedding, and for good reason. It’s durable, breathable, soft, easy to care for, and generally quite affordable. You’ll find several different types of cotton, however. Some terms refer to the origin of the cotton fibers themselves, while other terms refer to the style of weaving or methods of treating cotton fabric. Here are some of the most common:
Egyptian cotton is the most luxurious variety. This is is the choice if you want super-soft, high-quality bed sheets. Grown in the warm, dry climates of North Africa, Egyptian cotton has extra-long fibers that create the softest, smoothest fabric.
Cotton jersey refers to sheets made from cotton fabric that is knit rather than woven. Cotton jersey is essentially the same fabric used in cotton T-shirts, so you will like them if you enjoy the feel of soft cotton T-shirts.
Flannel, is cotton fabric that’s been combed to fluff up the fibers. The result is very soft fabric with a nap that traps body heat, thus giving flannel its snuggly-warm qualities. Unlike other types of bedding materials, flannel’s quality is measured in ounces per square yard, rather than by thread count. You'll find the best selection of flannel sheets as winter approaches, along with flannel sheet sets in holiday-inspired patterns.
Silk is a luxurious, soft fiber produced by silkworms. For sheer indulgence, it’s hard to beat real silk sheets—they’re cool and soft. The downside to silk, of course, is its cost, which is high; and its care, which is delicate. Still, if you want the utmost in luxury, consider a set of silk sheets.