Who makes the world's best bedsheets?

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  1. StylenotFashion

    StylenotFashion Senior member

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    I manage a retail store that only sells one brand of beds and several brands of high end linens and down including Sferra, Schlossberg/Bonjour, and Christian Fischbacher.

    My advice to you about buying linens is this:

    Understand the difference in jargon between buying sheets and top of the bed.

    1. Buy 3 sets of QUALITY Egyptian Cotton sheets (top sheet, fitted sheet, 2 pillow cases). Know that not all Egyptian Cotton comes from cotton grown from the banks of the Nile River. Buy the real deal from a reputable manufacturer. The reason for buying 3 sets is to rotate them, 1 on the bed, 1 in the laundry, 1 clean and ready to go on the bed.

    2 Decide if you want your sheets to be Percal or Sateen weave. The character of Percale is generally 'crisper' and sleeps cooler, while Sateen has a sheen and sleeps warmer.

    KNOW THAT THREAD COUNT ONLY MAKES UP A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF THE OVERALL QUALITY OF A SHEET!

    The finest quality sheeting I've seen to date is "Giza 45" by Sferra. It's a relatively new quality that's been available in the market for about 1 year. It's offered in a Percale, Sateen, and Jacquard. It is only available in white or ivory. It's an incredible fabric and was developed conceptually from high count Men's Dress Shirting from Borelli.

    Feel free to contact me to purchase any of the linens you see on any of those websites at a discount.

    Good luck and I hope this helped.
     
  2. Artisan Fan

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  3. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Anyone have any experience w/ Linoto?

    Vox and Iam posted in an earlier thread that they like real linen sheets. Many claim that they last a long time too. So I've been on a quest for some good but not insanely priced linen sheets.


    At $299 for a full set of queen sheets, that seems to be a very good value.
     
  4. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    ^I got them a few months ago and love them.
     
  5. DBowers

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    I've read Yves Delorme's linens are the best. 300+ thread count, made in France. A sheet set sells for $300+ on amazon.
     
  6. Gran Torino

    Gran Torino Well-Known Member

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    Oh this post is quite interesting.

    My mother used to buy the cotton per meters and then she machine sewns it.

    I realiced it has the same poplin as a Versace shirt that I got. She calls that cotton " Batista"

    Do you know it?
     
  7. Gran Torino

    Gran Torino Well-Known Member

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    I manage a retail store that only sells one brand of beds and several brands of high end linens and down including Sferra, Schlossberg/Bonjour, and Christian Fischbacher.

    My advice to you about buying linens is this:

    Understand the difference in jargon between buying sheets and top of the bed.

    1. Buy 3 sets of QUALITY Egyptian Cotton sheets (top sheet, fitted sheet, 2 pillow cases). Know that not all Egyptian Cotton comes from cotton grown from the banks of the Nile River. Buy the real deal from a reputable manufacturer. The reason for buying 3 sets is to rotate them, 1 on the bed, 1 in the laundry, 1 clean and ready to go on the bed.

    2 Decide if you want your sheets to be Percal or Sateen weave. The character of Percale is generally 'crisper' and sleeps cooler, while Sateen has a sheen and sleeps warmer.

    KNOW THAT THREAD COUNT ONLY MAKES UP A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF THE OVERALL QUALITY OF A SHEET!

    The finest quality sheeting I've seen to date is "Giza 45" by Sferra. It's a relatively new quality that's been available in the market for about 1 year. It's offered in a Percale, Sateen, and Jacquard. It is only available in white or ivory. It's an incredible fabric and was developed conceptually from high count Men's Dress Shirting from Borelli.

    Feel free to contact me to purchase any of the linens you see on any of those websites at a discount.

    Good luck and I hope this helped.


    Thanks man. I learn a lot from you! [​IMG]
     
  8. AThingForCashmere

    AThingForCashmere Senior member

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    The main problem with cotton sheets is, unless you keep a house heated to 75F or more, getting into bed on a cold night is a chilling and very unpleasant experience. Electric blankets are an effective but unhealthy solution, so at our house we opted for these instead: http://www.frontgate.com/jump.jsp?it...C105%2C1011%2C We use one as a bottom sheet and a second as a top sheet. The insulation created by these two blankets is incredibly effective, and yet breathable, so a proper amount of body heat is retained without overheating (we had the same sweating problem with all wool blankets we tried over the years). All that's needed on top of the cashmere top sheet is a simple bedspread or comforter. It's amazing how these blankets have improved our sleep experience, especially during fall and winter months. With cotton sheets, you teach yourself to not move or adjust during the night, to avoid moving off the "warm spot". But with these, the entire mattress feels comfortably warm. My partner and I much prefer sleeping au natural and these blankets have made it effortless. We can keep our thermostat down as far as we want and still be blissfully warm and comfortable all night.
     
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    I like Frette personally.
     
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    Pratesi and Frette

    +1
     
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    I am looking to replace my sheets. I used to use Chrisma sheets before they went out of business. I loved them. Then when they came back, they were not the same at all. Made in China instead of USA and nowhere near as lux.
    I find 'Made in China' bedding to be great and certainly 'lux'. Good bamboo mattresses especially when hot(no need for sheets in the summer). Bed is made in China as well, very comfortable.
    So I have been reduced to Calvin Klein bedding, and it has proved awful.
    Paying for the name most likely, that usually happens with CK.
     
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    Where is a good online site to cop high quality bed/pillow sheets , duvet, ??

    Preferably a site with good prices and ships internationally
     
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    My ivory queen set from Linoto arrived yesterday. From a sample size of one (night)...they are good.

    Linen bedding form Frette, Pratesi and the rest are above my pay-grade.
     
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    We've switched over to almost exclusively linen two years ago. Interestingly enough, for those who don't know, they are the "anti thread count" with a weave that is loose and allows great breathablity. I just love its texture.
     

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