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Vista | Jacquard, 100% Cotton
 

You drive the best car, live in the best neighborhoods, rock the best suits – you should be sleeping with the best, too. Curate a restful and luxurious sleep experience so you can perform at the highest level in all of your endeavors.

BED LINENS 101: A QUICK GUIDE FOR UPGRADING YOUR SHEETS

WHAT KIND OF FABRIC IS BEST?

Choosing the right type of fabric for your bed linens is a personal choice – there is such thing as the definitive ‘right choice’ (although there are some ‘wrong choices’, more on that later).

 

If you’re new to the world of bedroom textiles, we recommend selecting sheets woven from high-quality cotton. Cotton is a versatile natural fiber, prized for its breathability.

 

Notice that we specified high quality cotton: cotton is available in a range of qualities, both superb and dismal. The rule of thumb for cotton used to be that Egyptian cotton was the best. Due to widespread fraud over the last decade, this is no longer the case. We recommend you look for long or extra-long staple cotton, as this is an objective way to measure cotton quality. A long fiber length allows the cotton to be spun into a soft, supple, fine thread for weaving exquisite textiles.

 

You can also explore silk, linen, wool, modal, and more. We recommend steering clear of Bamboo sheets (rayon with better PR) and polyester. These synthetic fibers lack the breathability and quality of natural fibers.

THREAD COUNT

Thread Count is often thought of as the definitive way to gauge the quality of bed linens. In reality, the staple length is the best gauge of quality.

 

We have seen inexpensive 900 thread count fabrics that, upon closer inspection, were woven from tightly spun short staple cotton. The ending result was stiff, uncomfortable fabric that degraded quickly with use.

 

On the flip side, you can have beautiful textiles that rank at 200-300 thread count, as long as they are woven from long or extra-long staple cottons. Bed linens made from these fabrics will retain their softness and durability over years’ of use.

SATEEN OR PERCALE

The two most common options are sateen and percale. Both are woven from cotton, so how to choose?

 

SATEEN

Sateen is woven to be exceptionally soft and drape close to the skin, which warms you more quickly.

 

CHOOSE SATEEN IF:

  • You want an almost silky feel to your sheets

  • You sleep cold and want your bedding to be as warming as possible

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Left: Flora Giza 45, Right: Capri Duo 90 Colours

PERCALE

Percale has a cool, crisp feel. Because of its weave, it is also a bit more durable than sateens and may be ideal for those with pets.

CHOOSE PERCALE IF:

  • You want a crisp 5-Star Hotel experience every night

  • You sleep warm and want your bedding to feel cool

  • You have pets – percale is a tighter, more durable weave that will hold up better to repeat launderings or little paws

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Left: Nico Organic Percale, Right: Hotel Roma Percale

ENHANCE YOUR SLEEP BY INVESTING IN A LUXURY SLEEP EXPERIENCE

IT BEGINS WITH BESPOKE BED LINENS, HAND-CRAFTED IN BRITISH COLUMBIA FROM THE WORLD’S FINEST TEXTILES.