What is percale cotton?

Not everyone knows it: percale cotton, or very correctly in Dutch, percale cotton. In some countries it is a very well-known term, but in the Netherlands it is still relatively unknown.

We at SUITE702 love it! SUITE702 has the widest range of percale cotton bedding. We currently offer our regular bedding (duvet cover, fitted sheets and pillowcases) in no fewer than 23 different percale cotton colors . We also sell the popular bedMATE pillowcases and bigDOT pillowcases in all colors of percale cotton. But how much do we actually know about this quality of bedding?

We've listed everything you need to know about percale bedding. So you know exactly what you are buying.

What exactly is cotton percale?

Percale itself is a method of weaving used to make sheets, duvet covers and other types of bedding. It follows a (symmetrical) weave pattern of one yarn over and one yarn under and results in a matte finish with a cool, fresh feel.

What makes percale cotton bedding so unique?

Percale cotton sheets are light and airy and feel fresh, making them perfect for hot sleepers. In addition, percale feels nice and crispy. In addition, percale cotton is characterized by its matte finish and has no shine (unlike satin ). Percale cotton is also easy to care for: just throw the sheets in the washing machine on a regular cycle for a deep clean that will soften them after each wash.

What are the benefits of sleeping on cotton percale sheets?

Percale cotton sheets breathe better and feel cooler than other sheets, and they are made to last. These tightly woven sheets resist pilling, so they can withstand years of washing without sacrificing your sleeping comfort. And because the cotton fibers relax and break down over time, good percale cotton sheets will feel a little softer.

Who should buy cotton percale?

If you dream about sleeping in five-star hotel quality bedding, you're actually dreaming about cotton percale. Percale cotton sheets feel wonderfully crisp and crisp, giving you the feeling that you are stepping into a freshly made bed every night. Who wouldn't want that? Percale cotton bedding is both soft and cool to the touch, making it ideal for both hot and cool sleepers. A percale cotton duvet cover is also ideal for staying cool at night in warmer climates.

Are there also disadvantages?

The only disadvantage of percale cotton is that it wrinkles slightly more due to the weaving method and the high thread density . Cotton bedding may be called percale cotton from a thread count of 200. SUITE702 bedding has a thread count of no less than 300TC. This makes it extra smooth and the material feels wonderfully (unparalleled) luxurious. But it does wrinkle a little more. By not taking the bedding out of the dryer completely dry, but hanging it out to dry ironing, it will be a lot less wrinkled. If you like smooth, silky bedding, satin may be a more suitable alternative.

Is percale cotton from SUITE702 sustainable?

Our percale cotton bedding is made from sustainable (organic) cotton. The material is GOTS certified . What makes percale cotton bedding extra durable is the fact that it remains beautiful for a long time. Composed of tightly woven threads, these light and airy sheets are fresh and cool to sleep on, easy to wash, and made to last.