When you’re shopping for bedding, it can be tricky to choose between this duvet cover, that sheet or even which pillowcase to choose.
You know you love soft, organic cotton (in which case, you’re definitely in the right place). But when it comes to what look you’d like, and how you want your bedding to feel when you snuggle down at the end of the day – it’s helpful to know a bit more about the fabrics.
Here’s how you choose…
So let’s have a look at our two blissful bedding fabrics: cotton percale, and cotton sateen.
It’s all in the weave
While our classic percale and sateen fabrics are both lovingly crafted from 100% organic cotton – the key to their difference lies in the way the threads of yarn are woven together.
Percale has what’s known as a ‘plain weave’, where every single warp (vertical) thread goes over and under every weft (horizontal) thread, in a one-over-one pattern.
Sateen on the other hand, has a looser pattern. Each warp thread crosses a number of weft threads, before weaving back under.
This difference in weave affects the look, feel and function of each fabric. Now let’s do a deep-dive to find out more – and discover which could work best for you…