Posted on September 28 2018
The most popular fibre in the textile industry for centuries, this fluffy staple is renowned for its softness, lightness, and breathability, which makes it the best choice for bedding.
Not all cottons are equal. Many brands advertise a high thread count or tout the origin of their cotton. But what really distinguishes high quality cotton is the length of the fibre.
The longer fibers in long-staple cotton make for softer, stronger bedding. Beddable only uses 100% long-staple cotton and never uses cotton mixes in its sheets.
Here are six reasons why cotton is the best fabric for bedding:
#1 - Soft and Comfortable
Softness is an inherent characteristic of cotton and perhaps its best-known quality. But it also helps regulate body temperature as you sleep, providing breathability in the heat of summer and insulation on cold winter nights.
#2 - Breathable
We all sweat at night. Cotton fibers can absorb up to 1/5 of their weight before the cotton feels moist. Cotton absorbs body moisture which evaporates into the surrounding air. That helps your body stay cool and dry through the night, making for uninterrupted sleep.
#3 - Hypoallergenic
100% cotton helps resist allergens because it is naturally hypoallergenic. Synthetic fibers, by contrast, can irritate sensitive skin because of the chemicals and processes used in their manufacture.
#4 - Versatile
After cotton is harvested, it is spun into thread and woven into a variety of fabrics, including sateen, percale, flannel, and twill. These different weaving techniques determine the fabric’s characteristics. Sateen is silky and smooth while percale is crisp and fresh.
#5 - Strong and Durable.
Long-staple cotton does not wear, wrinkle, fade or pill as much as most other fabrics, essential virtues for bedding you use every day. Long-staple cotton sheets will feel luxurious for longer, giving you a more comfortable night’s sleep for years to come.
#6 - Easy Care
100% cotton bedding can be washed and dried in a regular washer-dryer. Proper care can extend the longevity and softness of the fabric. Always follow the washing instructions and avoid washing or ironing your sheets at above the recommended temperature.
Choosing the right fabric can improve your sleep
At beddable, we only offer 100% cotton sheets made from long staple cotton fibers. Give yourself a treat and try our bedding. We guarantee you’ll feel the difference.