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The Many Fabrics of Bed Sheets


Bamboo:

Fairly recent on the bed scene - it is made from the pulp of bamboo grass. This fabric is resistant to bacteria and is hypo-allergenic. It's a great sheet for those suffering with allergies. It is an alternative to organic cotton since bamboo grows quickly while using much less water than cotton without fertilizers or pesticides. These sheets are soft, supple and silky to the touch.


Cotton:

The single most popular fabric. Cotton is considered the best all season fiber. It is cool in the summer, and warm in the winder. Cotton breathes well and keeps body moisture away from the skin. You will find many of the popular cotton sheets listed.

Cotton Blend

: A common blend of cotton/polyester. It is a blend of natural cotton with synthetic fibers producing easy care sheets. Blends are more durable than synthetic fibers, but they will wear out faster than 100% cotton sheets. And because polyester is not a very breathable fabric these sheets will be warmer than all cotton sheets.


Egyptian Cotton:

Often referred to as the sheet for the Queen of the Nile. This cotton is grown along side the Nile River, best known for optimal cotton climate conditions producing exceptional quality cotton. This highly absorbent cotton is strong yet breathable and is known for its superior durability, luster, and silky feel because of its extra long fiber staple.


Flannel:

A medium weight fabric in a plain or twill weave that is soft and fuzzy. Flannel is made of cotton with a napped finish on one or both sides. Napping is a brushing technique that gives a raised surface a fluffy soft appearance with a very cozy warm feeling. It is a great sheet for warmth during the fall and winter months. And many moms like flannel crib sheets for their babies.

Italian linen:

This fabric is made only in Italy, made from the finest cotton grown exclusively in Egypt. It is a very luxurious fabric and sheets made of this caliber are truly a luxury item for only those who can afford them.


Jersey:

These sheets are knitted in a circular, flatbed or warp knitted method. Jersey sheets are not woven so you will not find a thread count listed. They are very stretchy.

MODAL:

A relatively new fiber made from the pulp of beech trees. This soft and silky material has excellent draping qualities. It is considered a type of rayon and is considered to be a bio based product, not a natural product because it is heavily processed using a number of chemicals. It creates a soft, smooth, absorbent sheet that breathes well, and will keeps its shape. It is similar to cotton. And many, many others


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The many fabrics of bed sheets