200TC Cotton Percale Fitted Sheet • 100% Cotton Percale • 200 Thread Count
At 200 thread count, this bed linen is an excellent value option. With 200 threads of 100% cotton packed into every square inch, it makes for a sublime sleeping experience. Light, elegant, and bobble-free, our bed linen is made from the finest material we could find. It’s smooth, soft, and easy to iron.
• Elasticated all the way round
• For a proper fit, the depth of the fitted sheet should be 3 to 5cm deeper than the depth of the mattress. This will allow a little extra for tucking under the mattress, yet not so much that it causes wrinkling and bunching in the sleep surface.
Tip: All our fitted sheets are made to a depth of 30cm, except for the Extra Length sizes – which have a depth of 35cm.
A percale weave has a thread count of about 180 or higher, and is noticeably tighter than the standard type of weave used for bed-sheets. It has medium weight, is firm and smooth with no gloss, and warps and washes very well. This product is 200 thread count, 100% cotton percale.
200TC Pure Cotton:
• Cool, comfortable, natural, this fine bed linen is made from the purest cotton yarn.
• Bed linen made from cotton is highly durable and will retain its luxurious feel wash after wash.
What is thread count?
Thread count is the number of yarns woven into one square inch (approximately 2.5cm2) of fabric. This number is based on the threads woven horizontally (“weft”) and vertically (“warp”). When buying sheets, don’t be tempted by high thread counts (200 to 400 is perfect, very soft and beautiful). Some manufacturers use a method called double insertion, in which two or four threads are twisted together before weaving. This produces more threads per inch but makes the fabric denser and heavier. This is why the idea that high counts equal better quality isn’t really accurate.
100% cotton is lightweight, soft and breathable, meaning it keeps warm during cold seasons and stays cool in the summer. You’ll hardly ever wake up clammy on cotton sheets, since the fibre absorbs moisture away from your skin. Cotton sheets are less likely to stain than polyester blends; as a water-loving fibre, cotton releases dirt easily when wet. The negative on cotton is that it wrinkles easily so it requires ironing more often.