Trade the lap of luxury for the bed of luxury with Linen Drawer’s quality percale bedding. Its superior texture will feel great against your skin and make your bed fit for a king or queen. Here’s what makes percale bedding from Linen Drawer so much better than your average retailer’s.
Linen Drawer’s pillowcases, duvet covers, and fitted and flat sheets are better because of their implicit exoticism. The percale fabric, from which they are made, has Eastern associations because of the origins of the word percale. Its derivation is believed to be from the Persian word pargalah, which means rag. So percale may actually have been the fabric of kings and queens since Persia is home to many dynasties. The French eventually imported percale fabric and began their own manufacture of this closely woven in the early 17th Century. This is probably when this weave type started to take on the name we, and Linen Drawer, use today.
Although it is a popular fabric, many people misunderstand what it is, believing that the name describes its content and not its weave. Linen Drawer highlights that the component materials of percale can vary from fabric to fabric. It can be made from pure cotton, pure polyester or any combination of these. What it describes is the close-ness of the fabric’s weave. The higher the thread count, the better the quality.
The thread count is the measure of a fabric’s weave density and is indicative of its softness and durability. The standard measure for the minimum thread count for a percale is 180 per square inch. So if a fabric is being peddled as percale and has a lower thread count than that, you’ve been warned! Linen Drawer’s bedding is manufactured from 100% cotton percale with a 200-thread count.
For more information on Linen Drawer’s quality percale range, visit their website at www.linendrawer.co.za.