Natural & Synthetic

Bedlinen Guide

percale cat


The most important thing to consider when deciding what bed sheets to buy is the fabric. The main materials used in bedlinen are cotton, polyester, or a combination of both.

We all know the importance of sleep, as the quality of your sleep can determine the quality of your days and your bedlinen can make all the difference to the comfort of your bed, which in turn will help create the perfect environment for a restful sleep. The following is a description of the different types of fabric to help you decide which best suits your needs:


Egyptian cotton

Egyptian cotton bedlinen  is considered by many to be the best because of the length, strength, and softness of its fibers. A longer fiber means a stronger fabric and the ability to create a high thread count fabric.

Our Egyptian cotton is soft and breathable for a comfortable nights sleep. This fabric does require ironing.


Brushed cotton

Brushed Cotton, or Flannelette fabric undergoes a mechanical brushing process where fine, metal brushes carefully rub the fabric to produce fine fibres from the woven yarns, creating extra softness on the surface.

It is thick but lightweight and fluffy to the touch. Made from 100% Cotton which means it is not only warm, but also breathable. It is ideal in the winter or just for that little bit of extra comfort.


Polycotton Percale

Our superior quality percale bedlinen blends 50% Portugese combed cotton with 50% polyester which is woven to a 180 thread count for a finer finish than standard fabrics.

This is an easy care fabric which washes well and needs minimal ironing without sacrificing that soft cotton feel and breathability.



Polycotton is a mix of cotton and polyester fibers, however, the higher the percentage of cotton, the higher the quality of the bedlinen.

Like Percale this is a breathable easycare fabric which requires minimal ironing.


Polyester fabric is machine washable, quick-drying and wrinkle-resistant. A synthetic, naturally bright fabric, suitable to those on a budget.

Because polyester is 100% synthetic it doesn't absorb water, so cannot regulate body temperature. It is not recommended for anyone with sensitive skin, or those suffering from dermatisis, eczema or any skin conditions.


Choose the correct size for your bed 

Bed measurements       Fitted sheet            Flat sheet           Duvet cover

Single                               90 × 190cm             180 × 260 cm      135 × 200 cm
Double                             135 × 190 cm          230 × 260 cm      200 × 200 cm
King Size                         150 × 200 cm          275 × 260  cm     225 × 220 cm
Super King Size              180 × 200 cm          275 × 290 cm      260 × 220 cm



Pillow Sizes                                            Pillowcase

Standard                                           50 x 75 cm / 29 x 19”

Square/Continental/European      65 × 65 cm / 26 x 26”

King                                                   50 × 90cm / 20 x 36"



Oxford or Housewife pillowcase

Housewife Pillowcases have a sewn edge, which fits snugly to the pillow.
Oxford Pillowcases have a fabric border around the edge, usually around 5cm. This border is purely for decoration and is often called an oxford trim.