Bedding Luxury, Why is Organic Egyptian Cotton so Special
There is a time honoured tradition of Egyptian cotton luxury Italian bed linens such as Frette gracing the world’s elite hotels to provide a luxurious and distinctive experience for guests. What made and still makes this bedding so special today starts with the best cotton fibre, through Italian craftsmanship in weaving and finishing.
The end result is fine bed linen which is not only luxurious and silky soft against your skin to give you the feeling of sleeping in one of the world’s elite hotels but also exceptional quality which lasts and lasts through laundering. The quality and comfort of Egyptian cotton bedding is now available in organic cotton with Italian finesse. Read on for six reasons on why organic Egyptian cotton bedding is so special.
1. Characteristics of Egyptian cotton
Egyptian cotton fibre is longer than other cotton fibres so permits the spinning of extremely fine yarns, needed to weave high thread count bed linens. This long and also thin fibre allows strong, smooth continuous lengths which do not break like shorter staple, inferior cotton fibres and results in fine bed linens which are very soft and supple as well as durable.
2. Organic cotton properties in addition
How many consumers or hotel guests have slept in organic Egyptian cotton bed sheets? The advantages of organic cotton from a planet friendly point of view are obvious, but organic cotton fibres are really softer and longer as they are grown without harsh chemicals to break the fibre and there are wider benefits too.
Organic Egyptian cotton bedding is even stronger and durable because it is made from long staple fibres, so will last and last. Organic bedding is made from organic natural fibres and is completely toxin free, so it is great for sensitive or allergy prone skin. As well as wrapping yourself with softness and comfort for a wonderful night’s sleep – organic fabrics are traceable, protect the environment, reduce chemical sprays and toxins for farmers and ensure fair trade.
Due to the long, continuous fibres, the cotton does not pill and the softness of the bedding improves with washing which means that organic Egyptian cotton bedding retains its soft and silky feeling of comfort. Even better, it doesn’t wrinkle too badly.
4. Great in summer weather
Egyptian cotton is high on the moisture absorption and breathability scale which is important for a comfortable sleep. In addition to these qualities, its smooth surface feels cool in the summer. Even sleep with just a sheet and an organic cotton bedspread on top, perfect for hot, summer nights.
Bedding, luxury in the time honoured tradition of quality, to treasure and pass on as was the custom with linens in times gone by. This is bed linen you can pass on to your children.
6. Investing in organic Egyptian cotton
So if you are looking to update your bedroom and want to enjoy the comfort of the world’s finest hotels, try the luxury of 100% organic Egyptian cotton bedding. Buying a set of bedding in Egyptian cotton costs a bit more at the start but will outlast inferior quality bed linens and just get better with age. So, the investment in bed linen saves in the long run as it will not have to be replaced as frequently. Going organic in your Egyptian cotton bedding does not add a great deal to the cost but does add wider benefits and leaves out the chemicals.
So if you choose to buy organic Egyptian cotton bedding, rest very well assured that you are buying the best for you and the planet, even when you are asleep.
Stephanie McIntosh runs an online luxury organic bedding retailer and wholesaler, which offers award winning organic cotton luxury bed linens for homes and hotels, certified by the UK Soil Association according to the Global Organic Textile standard (GOTS). She writes on topics related to organic textiles, including organic bed linen, organic baby bedding, kid’s organic bedding and hotel bedding.