Types of Bed Sheet and Bedding Fabrics(1)

Types of Bed Sheet and Bedding Fabrics(1)

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Shopping for new sheets or other bedding is a treat, but it can be a bit confusing. There are so many different types of fabric – how do you know which is the best? Cotton? Tencel? Pima? Read on for a breakdown of the most common fabrics used to make bed sheets.

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Cotton
Cotton is the most popular fabric used to make sheets and other bedding, and for good reason. It’s durable, breathable, soft, easy to care for, and generally quite affordable. You’ll find several different types of cotton, however; here are some of the most common.
Egyptian cotton is the most luxurious variety. This is what you’ll want if you’re shopping for super-soft, high-quality bed sheets. Grown in warm, dry climates of North Africa, it’s the extra-long fibers that make Egyptian cotton so desirable.  Pima cotton is also known for its softness and natural sheen. It’s medium to extra-long fibers are ideal for bed sheets. This cotton is primarily grown in the southwest of the United States, along with a few other locations.Upland cotton is native to the Americas, but is now the most commonly grown cotton in the world. Its fibers are not as long as Pima or Egyptian cotton, so it’s not as soft as those is a trademarked name for fibers and materials woven from 100% American Pima is a trademarked brand of extremely fine cotton thread developed in India. This durable cotton, made from long staple cotton fabric, is very soft and absorbent.

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