Why is Cotton the best choice fibre for duvet covers?
After a long day in the office, or a day spent shopping, have you ever experienced a better feeling than slipping underneath a fresh luxury cotton duvet cover & cotton bedspread and having a good night’s sleep? Or, have you found yourself tired the next morning after a night spent tossing and turning in bed?
The latter might be the case if you are using duvet covers, bedspreads, sheets and pillowcases made out of a synthetic material. The problem with a synthetic material is that it does not absorb water. Rather, it traps moisture and heat in hot environments, which leads to people experiencing sweaty and uncomfortable nights.
This is the main reason why cotton is preferred over synthetic material. Sleeping in a luxury cotton duvet cover will keep you fresh throughout the night even on temperate summer evenings.
Why cotton fibre is the most sought-after material to make luxury bedding, duvet covers and bed spreads?
- Cotton is a natural fibre that is used commonly across the globe to make bed linen. Long staple Egyptian cotton fibre, especially with a sateen weave, or a high thread count gives your bed the look and feel of a five-star hotel.
- Experts say that it is this length and width of the fibre which makes cotton more breathable. That is why luxury cotton duvet covers turn out to be more breathable compared to their synthetic peers.
- High quality cotton is also soft on the skin. It is a preferred choice if you suffer from any skin sensitivity or allergy, since it is naturally hypoallergenic and does not cause any itchiness.
- Luxury cotton duvet covers turn out to be more durable and last longer than their cheaper synthetic alternatives.
- Cotton is soft and durable and comes in a weave that give it an extra-smooth feel without making it excessively shiny.
- Cotton has the best colour fastness quality and offers ample choice to designers to play around. Colours appear brighter and look better on cotton for longer periods of time.
- In the long run, cotton turns out to the winner, since people who buy cheaper synthetic alternatives, end up buying them twice. On the other hand, cotton is easier to maintain.
Although cotton- made bed linen has leadership status across the globe, cotton blended material as well as linen are also popular:
Cotton-Polyester blended fabric:
A cotton-polyester blend is also a popular fabric. It’s main advantages are that it is affordable, wrinkle-resistant and durable. The downside is that since it includes synthetic fibres, it has a lesser tendency to absorb moisture. Also, if you have a skin allergy, it is likely to worsen as Polyester can irritate sensitive skin and attract static electricity.
Linen is a natural fibre that comes from flax seeds. It is a very strong fibre, highly absorbent and dries faster than cotton. Duvet covers, bed spreads and sheets made from linen are valued for their exceptional coolness and freshness, especially in hot and humid weather.
Although linen is expensive and tedious to manufacture, it is popular because it is incredibly soft, bacteria resistant and perfectly non-allergenic. It is also highly insulating.
The downside of linen is that it crinkles and looks untidy. Secondly, it is an expensive fabric.
Although different types of fibres are used to make duvet covers, cotton ranks as the most popular fibre, both from a usability perspective, as well as from a price perspective. Cotton fibre is soft, but yet strong. It has excellent insulation properties and absorbs moisture very well.