Before choosing the design the choice between cotton and satin percale will need to be made. For both the thread count refers to the number of threads in one square inch of fabric. A higher thread count usually conjures up the idea of higher quality- however the quality of the cotton depends more on the type of cotton yarn used and the quality of the finishing of the fabric.
Percale is a generic appellation given to any cotton fabric with a minimum thread count of 200. It appears to be mat and crisp looking and is better for summer or hot climates. It is slightly lighter than satin cotton due to its construction which allows it to breathe better. It will feel soft and cool to the touch.
Our percale is woven in Italy with pure extra long Egyptian cotton yarn in 300 thread count. It is carefully finished without harmful chemicals and with environmentally conscious techniques certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEK.
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What is special about our bed linen?
When Anne started producing bedlinen 40 years ago she decided it was not worth designing embroideries to be produced on anything other than superior quality cotton. She searched for the best possible fabrics to be used for her collection and chose the longterm favourite of her clients - the cotton she has always used.
You can now discover her new collection as well as the reintroduction and manufacturing of old time favourites. Any past design can be redone and you can find archive images of past bespoke designs to inspire.
"As we all spend at least one third of our lives in bed we should be investing time and resources in choosing our bed linen. Good quality bed linen will feel delicious and will last and improve over time. In the long run, this will cost you far less than buying inferior quality linen." - Anne Singer
Sateen is silkier and more luxurious looking but better for winter and cooler climates as it stores heat underneath its dense weave. It feels softer than percale - nearly like silk when you slip between the sheets.
Our standard satin cotton is woven in Italy with Egyptian long fibres, 300 thread count and mercerised with a special technique to achieve its silky hand feel. Orders can also be produced in 400, 600 or 1000 thread count.
All 100% natural fibre fabrics have a tendency to wrinkle. Sateen is easier than percale to iron due to its construction and finish - it will crease less for the same reasons.
Percale left - Sateen right
As everything is made to order - to receive information, images of our entire collection with estimates for the designs you're interested in please email
10% of profits coming from sales will be donated to Women for Women International
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