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Bed Linen

13 March 2017

What are you sleeping under?

Posted in Bed Linen

By Camilla Swart

Your bed companions are a private matter, but which bedding you are sleeping under is our immediate concern.   At Linen Drawer we take sleeping comfort very seriously.  It is our mission to ensure that your sleep experience is comfortable and healthy.

25 September 2014

Wrap yourself in Luxury with our Gorgeous Duck egg Blue beddding.

Posted in Bed Linen

Available to Buy online Today...

Perfect for bringing elegance into your master bedroom or for making your guests feel pampered, our opulent duck egg blue bedding will look absolutely stunning
while providing you with a wonderful night’s sleep. The subtle beauty of our duck egg blue shade can be highlighted by intricate embroidery, making it the perfect addition
to your contemporary or traditional decor.



How about using our beautiful designer range bed-linen which uses the classic combination of pale blue (duck egg blue) and white.
Then mix in some dark wood, classy lampshades and you have “the look.”

Designer Range - Opulence - Duck Egg (Cotton Percale)



These unique product ranges have been designed by the Linen Drawer design team. A combination of modern styling and classical elegance,
these ranges are produced from 200 thread count, pure cotton percale fabrics with pure cotton percale cuffs (or aspects),
creating unique design effects on these duvet cover sets.

Designer Range - Paradigm - Duck Egg (Cotton Percale)



These unique product ranges have been designed by the Linen Drawer design team.
A combination of modern styling and classical elegance, these ranges are produced from 200 thread count,
pure cotton percale fabrics with pure cotton percale cuffs (or aspects), creating unique design effects on these duvet cover sets.

Both are available from the Linen Drawer online shop www.linendrawer.co.za today.

Delivery of any item purchased from our website is free to anywhere in S.A.






04 March 2014

Why Egyptian Cotton? Heard that rumour about Egyptian Cotton bedding? Is it true?

Posted in General Information, Bed Linen

Read on to learn more.

Why Egyptian Cotton? Heard that rumour about Egyptian Cotton bedding? Is it true?

 

 

Should I buy Egyptian cotton linen or a good 200T/C percale?

 Now, if we’re honest, most of us have at some point in our lives been confronted with the ‘facts’ around Egyptian Cotton and wondered about how this compares to normal Upland cotton as it is referred to in the industry. You may have read up about the choices too, but did you really understand what it’s about? Is there merit in all the fuss? Lets see...

 On the technical side: Egyptian Cotton is a cultivar of cotton known as Pima cotton and is originally grown in North & South America and in Egypt. It is generally known that Pima (Egyptian) cotton has on average, a longer length and strength in the fibre than normal cotton. It therefore stands to reason that it should in fact be superior in strength and also more durable. This is where the interesting part comes in…. Far from going into all the nitty gritty details of the manufacturing process, the short and sweet of it is that there are many factors that affect the final outcome of the quality of the fabric. If the manufacturing process is not controlled correctly, more damage than good can be done to the end product.

 

What is the point of knowing this you might ask? Well, you should be able to make an informed decision when purchasing bedding, especially when considering whether or not to buy Egyptian cotton. If you want to make climbing into bed at night the highlight of your day, then this is very important.

 

The reality is that today there are many options of normal cotton that will give you as long a lifespan as Egyptian cotton and sometimes even longer. It is very difficult to know the difference as it is, so our advice is to make sure you buy your bed linen from a reputable supplier. Naturally, take your preference into account, as most Egyptian cotton bedding is made in a sateen weave, giving it that beautiful smooth surface. If you prefer the crisp feel of cotton, remember that a good 200- or 300T/C normal pure cotton percale will serve you just as well. There certainly is a space for both in the market. Finally, be alert, ask questions, and enjoy your choice in the end. Either way, knowing your options will help you make the best choice for you.

 

 

06 February 2014

“Confusing bed linen sizes?” Follow this guide to buying the correct size bedding.

Posted in Bed Linen

Ever struggle with that tight fitted cotton sheet? Read on for no more fuss.

“Confusing bed linen sizes?” Follow this guide to buying the correct size bedding.

My pillow doesn’t fill the pillow case, what has gone wrong? Simple....sizing.

 

Recently, on a welcome break away holiday, we stayed in an establishment in Las Vegas.  Now of course, being in the bedding industry, we tend to naturally take note of the bedding in all the places we stay. What interested us were a few unexpected yet common mistakes that many make. First things first, ask yourself, have you ever run around the bed trying to make the fitted or flat sheet cover the mattress without success? If so, do read on......

The following are things to consider when buying new bed linen.

  1. Know the size of your bed – Yes of course you must know if it is a double, queen or king size bed (for example) but you must also know if it is standard or extra length as well as the depth of the mattress.

  2. Know the size of the pillows. Are the pillows a standard size of 45 x 70 cm or a king size 50 x 90 cm?  (Pictures below, pillow case in Las Vegas – inner far too small for the cover)

    3.  Buy the correct size products. Ensure that the fitted and flat sheets match the size of the mattress - especially consider the depth. Ensure that the pillow cases and duvet covers match the size of the pillows and duvets. If the “off the shelf” items do not match your mattress then ask us to customise the bed linen for you.

    4.  Buy from a reputable supplier. Ensure that the bed linen has been oversized to allow for shrinkage that will take place during the laundry process.

    Remember to consider comfort, durability and size when next going on your bed linen shopping spree. Do take a look at our site for an indication of sizing on our cotton sheets. Also, ask, ask, ask to make sure you get what you need..  

     

     

     

    All in all, whether you are in the hospitality industry or even in your own home, the reality is that having bedding that fits and is well presented will add to the overall ambiance of the bedroom and the positive experience of your guests.

     

 

            

 

 

27 September 2012

Fitting your fitted sheet correctly…. Size and design does matter….

Posted in General Information, Bed Linen

linenGood Morning Everyone.

Have you ever struggled with a fitted sheet that just doesn’t want to fit, or that fitted perfectly, but after the first wash it’s so small, you’d need a team to get it to fit on the mattress?

Well if you have, then read on….

This is in fact a common problem that many deal with. It starts already at the door of the manufacturer.

09 May 2012

Great Designs and Embroidery

Posted in Bed Linen

Hello everyone, this is an example of our Designer Range Latitude with a Crown embroidery design.

Something to always keep in mind when considering embroidery is whether firstly, digitising of your design is possible and what the costs involved would be then.

17 April 2012

Basic weaving processes…

Posted in General Information, Bed Linen

We ended off last time with our discussion on percale fabrics and today we’ll be looking at the weaving processes.

In general you will find that a percale weave is much tighter than other fabric weaves.  Specifically we’ll discuss the Cotton Manufacturing Process.

10 April 2012

The term Percale

Posted in General Information, Bed Linen

Hello All, hope you’re easter was blessed and restfull. We’re looking at the term ‘Percale’ today…….

What does this mean?  Well, it comes from the word “Pargalah” which is Persian for the word “rag.” Yes indeed, though you’re probably thinking that we can’t connect this to such beautiful fabric. During the 17 th & 18th Century in France the word percale was used to descride a cotton fabric. (We’re getting closer).

29 March 2012

Bedding with a view

Posted in Bed Linen

Our 200T/C white bedding displayed here. Who knows what it means when people in the industry refer to 180, 200, 300, 400, 600 or even 1000 Thread count percales?