What is percale weave bedding? What is sateen? Bed linen descriptions can leave you feeling very confused. What is the difference? What will suit me best? This week we are looking at percale weave, how it’s made, how it feels and how to know if it’s for you.
Descriptions for bed linen are confusing. Sateen weave? Percale weave? Which one will suit you best? Sateen weave is often described as a “favourite old t-shirt”, compared to percale’s “crisply ironed shirt.” This is a great way to describe the difference. This week we are looking at sateen weave bedding, how it’s made, how it feels and how to know if it’s for you.
We would like to take the opportunity to introduce our small business, Linen Quarter. A husband and wife team, we launched Linen Quarter in October 2018. This blog post gives you information on why we launched, why our first collection is The Organic Collection and what our business ethos is. It’s not all about the business. Sara reveals some her guilty pleasure and give some information about their recent house renovations.
We have put so much love and care into developing our pillowcases, to ensure you have the softest most luxurious sleep. But what is an Oxford pillowcase? How does this compare with the standard (and poorly named) ‘Housewife’ pillowcase?
Increasingly, people are obsessing with what goes into their bodies, shopping for organic produce such as free-range eggs, organic vegetables, going gluten free and participating in Veganuary.
Would you consider your guest bedroom to be luxurious? Is it as cosy and as well thought out as your master bedroom? Most will answer “probably not.” With Christmas Eve just two weeks away now (eek – how did that happen?), it is probably time to start thinking about how to prepare your guest bedroom for the arrival of Christmas guests. Or perhaps not, if this is part of a cunning plan to ensure you have no visitors next Christmas!
Sitting in front of a crackling fire on a cold winter’s evening spells pure relaxation and cosy comfort. The days get shorter and shorter, the hours before bedtime seem to stretch out, and it becomes increasingly more difficult to get out of bed on the dark, cold mornings.
Buying bed linen can be confusing. Everywhere you look you find 200 thread count, 300, 400, 600, 800… What does it all really mean? What you’ll also notice is, as the thread count increases, so does the price. It’s almost as if we’ve been led to believe the higher the count the better quality the sheets.
Many of us, including myself, are actively looking to support independent and small businesses over the retail giants. Online sites such as Etsy, Not on the High Street and other platforms selling goods from small businesses are helping lure shoppers away from the giants. Amazon, which was always the enemy of small e-commerce companies, has now become a channel for them to reach consumers through its Marketplace.