Bedlinen - FAQ, Product Care and Information
Our Bedlinen Sizing
The Truth about Thread Count
The 'thread count' tells you how closely woven a fabric is, enabling you to some degree to determine its quality. It is a useful tool, but over time has been used and abused and become a bit of a misnomer.
Too often sheeting is advertised as having a particularly high thread count when in actual fact there is information in the small print that contradicts this. When checking the thread count it is important to take a few other factors into consideration other than just the thread count.
Per square inch or per 10 square centimeters?
The thread count tells you how many warp (vertical) and weft (horizontal) yarns there are criss-crossing in a particular area of the fabric. Normally this figure relates to how many are in a square inch, but more often than not, this important information isn't given. If a figure is given, it is often per 10 square centimeters, which makes quite a difference.
Alternatively, if bed linen is advertised as having a 'Thread Count of 600', this statement could actually mean it was 150 per square inch. So it's important to know.
So what's so important about thread count?
A reasonably high thread count is important for good bed linen as a closely woven fabric is more serviceable and will shrink less. However, confusion often surrounds the thinking that the higher the thread count the better the fabric's durability and quality. If the yarn used to produce the higher thread count is thinner and weaker, the fabric will not be stronger, so, if your bed linen has a higher thread count, it will be softer but will not necessarily last longer.
What is the thread count of thread design's sheeting?
The majority of our sheeting is 300 thread count per square inch with a crisp hand feel.
Why choose a silk duvet, pillow or underlay?
- Silk provides the same warmth as down, but breathes and moves moisture away from the skin
- Silk is lightweight
- Silk naturally adjusts to your body temperature so is the natural choice in tropical climates
- Silk is hypoallergenic for those allergic to feathers, provides the perfect alternative to down
- Silk has wonderful temperature regulating properties
- A silk duvet naturally conforms to your body position
- Silk is permanently contained within the duvet outer
- Though beautiful and white, these duvets are the greenest you can get all natural fibre.
Caring for silk
- We recommend using a duvet cover or throw to protect the inner.
- A quick outdoor airing regularly to bring back fullness.
- Remember silk is a natural organic fibre so don't leave in sun for longer than an hour or two.
Caring for your bedlinen
- We do recommend that you wash your bedding before you use it.
- Wash your bedding on its own, and avoid overloading
- Use a light detergent, and wash at the temperature recommended on the care label.
- Do not dry clean your bed linen, this is a chemical process it may damage the fibres.
- Some of our cushions and throws are dry clean only, please check the label before you plan to wash them.
- You may tumble dry your bed linen at a lower gentle temperature, although we would recommend that you don’t.
- Tumble drying over time will break down the fabric and shorten the life of your bed linen.
- Ideally you would dry it flat, or on the washing line.
- If you do tumble dry, take it out of the dryer while it is still a little damp, then iron.
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