What will you

be sleeping on?

Have you decided it’s time for quality sheets that
last, but don’t know how to tell the difference?

We understand that when it comes to the world
of fine bed linen, it’s easy to get lost in technical
jargon. So, allow us textile nerds to shed some
light on what are the top four things you need to
know when picking your bed sheets.

Have you decided it’s time for quality sheets that last, but don’t know how to tell the difference?

We understand that when it comes to the worldof fine bed linen, it’s easy to get lost in technical jargon. So, allow us textile nerds to shed some light on what are the top four things you need to know when picking your bed sheets.

1. Ingredients Matter

What makes a fabric soft has more to do with the yarn than any other factor. It is a bit like cooking food: ingredients matter.

At Laneh, we use only long-staple cotton because longer cotton fibers, can be spun into stronger, finer yarns, and are the number one factor in producing soft fabrics.

Fabrics made out of shorter fibers are coarser and weaker. This is because the yarns have more joints, which poke out of the weave.

1. Ingredients Matter

What makes a fabric soft has more to do with the yarn than any other factor. It is a bit like cooking food: ingredients matter.

At Laneh, we use only long-staple cotton because longer cotton fibers, can be spun into stronger, finer yarns, and are the number one factor in producing soft fabrics.

Fabrics made out of shorter fibers are coarser and weaker. This is because the yarns have more joints, which poke out of the weave.

2. Know Your Yarn

The difference between single-ply and multi-ply yarn is in the strength and feel of the fabric they produce. Single-ply yarns can only be spun from long-staple cotton, which results in smooth, light and long-lasting sheets. Whereas, when spinning yarn from short-staple cotton, a group of weaker fibers are required. The resulting fabric will be coarser and heavier.

At Laneh, we exclusively source bed linen that uses single-ply yarn because it produces the finest, strongest threads.

2. Know Your Yarn

The difference between single-ply and multi-ply yarn is in the strength and feel of the fabric they produce. Single-ply yarns can only be spun from long-staple cotton, which results in smooth, light and long-lasting sheets. Whereas, when spinning yarn from short-staple cotton, a group of weaker fibers are required. The resulting fabric will be coarser and heavier.

At Laneh, we exclusively source bed linen that uses single-ply yarn because it produces the finest, strongest threads.

3. The Thread Count Myth

Contrary to what many brands lead you to think, a higher thread count does not necessarily mean a higher quality sheet.

Thread count is the number of threads woven together in a square inch of fabric. A higher thread count will make a fabric softer, but also denser and warmer.

Manufacturers advertising high thread counts above 500 mislead their customers by counting not just each thread, but each ply spun together within the individual thread. As multi-ply construction is often used to strengthen lower-grade cotton, a super high thread count can actually indicate the making of a lower-quality sheet.

3. The Thread Count Myth

Contrary to what many brands lead you to think, a higher thread count does not necessarily mean a higher quality sheet.

Thread count is the number of threads woven together in a square inch of fabric. A higher thread count will make a fabric softer, but also denser and warmer.

Manufacturers advertising high thread counts above 500 mislead their customers by counting not just each thread, but each ply spun together within the individual thread. As multi-ply construction is often used to strengthen lower-grade cotton, a super high thread count can actually indicate the making of a lower-quality sheet.

4.Percale or Sateen?

4.Percale or Sateen?

Percale

 

Percale is a one-yarn-over and one-yarn-under fabric that is closely woven  for durability and a cool crispy finish. Made  in the Guimaraes region of Portugal, our percale undergoes a special wash for crinkly look and even smoother texture.

 

Sateen

 

Sateen or also termed “Satin” is a one-yarn-under and three-yarn-over weave. The seductive shine of this fabric is due to the high number of floats in the weave.

Sateen is more tightly woven and heavier in weight than Percale, making it warmer and buttery soft, ideal for year-round comfort.