Ideas and tips from our in-house experts – get the best out of your bedding.
Different fabrications require slightly different attention and care. Find your favourite fabrication and follow this guide for soft and long-lasting bedding.
Love those fresh sheet feels, just like your last hotel-stay?
Cotton percale's crisp hand-feel enjoys a matte finish due to the weave's even, cross-hatched pattern throughout.
- Wash in warm water with mild soap. Too much soap or starch causes the fabric to feel scratchy.
- Avoid using bleach – this weakens the fibre and reduces its lifespan.
- Don't wash sheets with any other clothing or items that could catch and tear fibres – zips, studs, etc.
- Avoid tumble drying as heat damages fibres, causing shrinkage.
- Line-drying reduces wrinkles and creases and helps to avoid ironing.
Prefer a silky smooth finish, the kind that allows you to glide into a super-soft bed?
A cotton sateen weave consists of four threads that run over a single thread, creating that ultra-smooth finish.
- Wash sateens separately from towels and other clothing to prevent pulling. This allows for better circulation and a cleaner result.
- Avoid tumble drying. If there's no other option, do so using a low-heat setting.
- Tumble drying results in crinkled sateen, so if you prefer a smooth look, give it a quick iron.
Linen is made from flax plant fibres – not cotton. This historical textile offers a luxurious yet rustic feel.
A true investment, linen lasts a lifetime, becoming softer and more absorbent over time and the more you wash it.
- Wash linen in a gentle cold or lukewarm cycle, with mild detergent to protect its fibres.
- When your linen is new, we recommend tumble drying on a low setting so it softens faster.
- Remove from the dryer while still slightly damp and hang to reduce wrinkles and stiffness.
- Don't use fabric softener (or dryer sheets) as they coat and weaken bedding fibres.
- Have at least 3 bedding sets on rotation to give them a break and longevity. One on the bed, one in the wash, one in the cupboard.
- Fold your sheets and store them inside a pillowcase for a neat and organised linen cupboard and easy access!
- Some lotions, face creams, cleansers or soaps can act like bleach and ruin nice sheets. If using products like Benzoyl Peroxide, Retin-A or Alpha Hydroxide, avoid buying coloured bedding. Stick to white towels and sheets so bleach won't show up.