Buying a good bedding set is often a tricky situation. Why so, you may ask. One because you spend a good 8 hours in bed. Two, because conventional cotton bedding is full of chemicals, that most people don’t have a clue about. Thirdly, because when you’re making a purchase, you need to know what you’re paying for.
Summing up, here are definite things to look out for before buying your bed sheets:
- Organic Cotton
The finest sleep begins with the purest cotton
Organic Cotton constitutes just 1.1 % of the world’s cotton production; meaning that a rare commodity that is toxin-free, incredibly soft, pure and environmentally-sustainable, is a luxury for deep sleep. Reason why Amouve chooses only certified organic cotton with the finest long-staple fibers that make for stronger and smoother sheets.
Using only unbleached cotton, Amouve’s range stays soft wash after wash.
- Single-Ply Yarn
Ply refers to the number of strands weaved together in a single thread. High quality cotton spun into single-yarn results in bedding that is light, soft and long-lasting.
Single-ply sheets are invariably stronger and softer as compared to multi-ply sheets which are twisted and joined together with a bunch of small, brittle fibers. To illustrate this, compare a single ply thread to a strand of lustrous hair vs one that has split-ends (multi-ply).
- Finer Thread
The finesse of the thread determines the touch, longevity and strength of the sheets. By using only single-ply, virgin-grade, toxin-free cotton with 60 and 80 yarn counts, Amouve sheets are inherently superior.
- Thread Count
Thread Count is the number of threads woven together in a square-inch and not an indication of the quality of the fabric.
As opposed to conventional wisdom which says higher the thread count, better the quality, the truth is that thread counts are a misleading custom often used by manufacturers and brands to inflate and advertise.
The sheet with 300 TC, made using single-ply is actually higher in quality, even though it is advertised at 300, while the other one with a higher thread count made with added ply, is composed of shorter or discard-grade fibers.
Weave determines the touch of a fabric. The construction of warps (horizontal threads) and wefts (vertical threads) classifies a fabric into sateen or percale.
Sateen has a lustrous, silky, luxurious feel while Percale is cool, crisp and light.