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With autumn fast approaching, the temptation to cosy up and hibernate all day is only going to get greater. What better time to invest in a fresh set of sheets?
When it comes to dressing your bed, there’s a myriad of different materials to choose from – but what sheets are really best for you? We’ve broken down some of the most popular options so you’ll always wake up on the right side of the bed.
Blended cotton This refers to a blend of man-made polyester (or rayon) and natural cotton. If cost is your primary concern, then these are the sheets for you. Cheaper and easy to care for, they are fast drying, durable (synthetics last longer than cotton) and require minimal ironing.
Pure cotton The most popular choice, pure cotton sheets wick moisture away from your skin, so you never wake up feeling hot and clammy.
Organic cotton Organic cotton feels similar to standard cotton, but is processed using only sustainable practices – without any pesticides.
Linen Due to the rising popularity of raw and natural materials, Linen has become the fashionable fabric of the moment. Coming from the flax plant, another natural fibre and notoriously temperamental crop, Linen is usually more expensive than even the best Egyptian cotton.
Jersey Jersey cotton sheets are an affordable yet comfortable choice. They’re knitted, not woven, so don’t have a thread count. They’re stretchy, durable and tend to feel warmer. A cosy and inexpensive choice for the cooler months.
Flannette Like jersey, flannelette is cotton that is knitted, not woven. The key difference is that it’s brushed or rubbed, creating a napped surface and slight pile that feels extra soft and fuzzy. Absolutely perfect for winter bedding.
Bamboo Another to material to consider if you’re into sustainable options is bamboo. Derived from bamboo grass, the world’s fastest growing plant, It requires no pesticides to grow and uses far less water than standard cotton crops. Bamboo sheets feel soft, silky and are highly durable – while also boasting eco-credentials.
Silk Breathable, antimicrobial and anti-allergenic, silk is a great choice for allergy sufferers and those with skin conditions such as asthma. It feels luxurious and is considered a better insulator than Egyptian cotton.
author: Kathleen Lee-Joe Good Living – domain.com.au