About The Fine Cotton Company

Welcome to The Fine Cotton Company. We’re a family business devoted to making beautiful bed linen, bath linens and home accessories to the highest standards of quality and design. If you’re looking to make any room a sanctuary, this is a wonderful place to start.

With the emphasis on style and luxury, The Fine Cotton Company specialises in luxury organic cotton bedding, luxury bed linen, the fluffiest organic cotton towels, organic towelling robes and slippers, unique gifts and stylish home accessories for adults, children and babies which are soft to the touch and kind on the conscience, produced without exploitation.

We set up The Fine Cotton Company in 2009 to create the most exquisite linens for homes, hotels, yachts and airlines. Today, our devotion to luxury remains fundamental. With classic ranges such as Seville, Vermont and Lille crafted in Europe from the finest natural products, we offer timeless style with value and quality that lasts. Meanwhile our 100% natural ethos gives peace of mind as well as comfort.

We hope you enjoy finding out more about The Fine Cotton Company, our beautiful collections and our attentive personal service. Please do get in touch if there’s anything you’d like to discuss – our team would love to talk luxury with you.

Passionate about beautiful quality The Fine Cotton Company offers luxurious fabrics in exclusive, timeless designs that are excellent value too.

The Fine Cotton Company is a firm favourite of Mary Portas, Mary Queen of Shops who gave the following review:
My bedroom is a sanctuary, where I think, where I write and where I rest. What I put on my bed has to take me into a space of total relaxation and indulgence. So when I discovered The Fine Cotton Company I was literally in heaven. Mary Portas, Mary Queen of Shops

A Cool Coastal Summer Look for your Bedroom

We’re always on the lookout for bed linen to help you get the perfect nights sleep and with summer fast approaching, a quick change to your bed linen can really make a difference!

The Hudson and Boston striped duvet cover designs are inspired by New England and make you feel as if you’re living in a cool coastal town.

Both designs are made from 100% organic cotton which keeps to cool and fresh at night.

Hudson Stripe Organic Cotton Bed Linen

Hudson Stripe Bed Linen with Hampton Red Blanket

Hudson Organic Cotton Striped Bed Linen

Hudson Stripe Bedding with Latte Throw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hudson is a woven striped design in tones of blues, reds and latte on a white ground. The twill weave gives a really soft and interesting look to the design.

The Boston stripe bed linen is woven in tones of blue with a textured detail, again in 100% organic cotton.

Stripe Blues Organic Cotton Bedding

Boston Stripe Organic Cotton Bed Linen

The Luxurious Fontevraud Abbey Hotel opens in the Loire Valley

After years of work, the luxurious Fontevraud Abbey Hotel has opened it’s doors to the public.

The Fine Cotton Company was delighted to supply all the bespoke luxury organic bedlinen to the hotel in time for their opening.

Fontevraud Abbey Hotel

Fontevraud Abbey Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud nestles in the heart of the Loire Valley between Touraine and Anjou.

A few kilometres from the towns of Saumur and Chinon, Fontevraud Abbey is a major historical monument amongst the Loire Valley Châteaux. Founded in the 12th century, it was a monastery for over 700 years until it was transformed into a prison.

Today, Fontevraud is home to an ambitious arts and cultural program around the theme of a contemporary city.

 

New Ideas for Father’s Day

If you’re looking for a unique gift for Fathers Day, our Personalised Embroidered Pictures make delightful presents.

On a white sateen ground with a short message, each picture is embroidered with the details of your choice and can be personalised with a greeting such as Love from Sophie.

They may be gift wrapped and sent directly to the recipient.

Embroidered Fathers Day Picture with Rugby Ball

Happy Fathers Day Picture with Rugby Ball

Happy Fathers Day Love From..

Happy Fathers Day Love From..

Personalised Embroidered Happy Father Day Picture

Happy Fathers Day Embroidered Picture

Happy Fathers Day Picture with Football

Happy Fathers Day Embroidered Picture with Football

Tips for Making a Comfortable Bed

There’s nothing like the feeling of getting into a comfortable bed.

If you’ve just taken the BED MOT or if your bed has seen better days, it may be time to think about investing in a new one.

If you want to improve the comfort of your current bed, here are a few tips for doing just that.

Start with a deep filled mattress enhancer – brilliant for a comfortable night’s sleep. Try to use a natural, breathable one to prevent overheating.

Next put on the mattress protector in 100% cotton. This fits over the topper and should be changed regularly.

Then put on a good quality bottom sheet – if you’re using a fitted sheet, make sure it’s extra deep so it doesn’t ping off in the night. If you use a flat sheet, ensure that it’s tucked in properly so it doesn’t become wrinkled as you are sleeping.

As you spend between a quarter and a third of your life sleeping, it is important that you are as comfortable as possible.   Invest in a natural duvet to ensure it is breathable to prevent you overheating. There are many types including silk, goose down, alpaca and wool. Pick the correct Tog rating to suit you and the heat in your home.

Pillows need to be comfortable and breathable – pick a pillow that suits the way you sleep.

Cover your duvet and pillows with good quality, breathable natural duvet cover and pillowcases.

Have a light throw or blanket in a luxurious lambswool angora or cashmere to add an extra layer.

New Gingham Owls Nursery Design

This month The Fine Cotton Company have launched the new gingham owls nursery bed linen design.

Gingham Owls Cot Bed Duvet Cover and Pillowcase

Blue Gingham Owls Nursery Duvet Cover

Pink Gingham Cot Bed Duvet Cover and Pillowcase

Gingham Owls Nursery Duvet Cover Pink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exclusively designed and made for The Fine Cotton Company in Europe from a luxurious and practical 200 threadcount.

The front of the duvet is made from a woven gingham check in cotton, with a white embroidered panel across the top of the duvet and a white reverse in 100% organic cotton. Matching pillowcases are available separately.

The pink gingham colourway has a beautiful lace trim detail with an embroidered owl motifs on the duvet and the pillowcase.

The blue gingham colourway has an embroidered owl motif on the duvet and the pillowcase.

The duvet cover comes in cot (100 x 120 cms) and cot bed (120 x 150 cms) sizes with matching cot bed pillowcases (38 x 60 cms) available separately.

We do not recommend duvets and pillows for babies under 12 months old.

 

 

 

It’s National Bed Month

March is National Bed Month and Lisa Artis from the Sleep Council is urging everyone to take the Bed MOT

Is Your Bed Up To Scratch This Bed Month?

By Lisa Artis, the Sleep Council

Did you know that it’s National Bed Month from March 1st?

And no, that doesn’t mean you can stay in bed for a month! But it does mean that it’s a great time to think about the little love in your life – because let’s face it, who doesn’t love their bed?

So this Bed Month, I am urging you to take to our BED MOT and find out if your bed is up to scratch. If it’s not, now’s the perfect opportunity to buy that new bed!

You may not realise but an uncomfortable, unsupportive bed makes a huge difference to how well you sleep.  Our own research a few years back found that when replacing an uncomfortable bed, a new bed was associated with an increase of 42 minutes sleep – who wouldn’t want that?

Go on, take the TEST – you may be surprised!

Why Do We Need Sleep?

This week is Sleep Awareness Week, so why is sleep so important?

Most of us will spend a third of our lives sleeping and our bodies put this time to excellent use.

While we are asleep our bodies undergo certain important processes – from repair and renewal to energy restoration.

Some people can function perfectly well with five to six hours sleep, while others need at least eight hours sleep every night.

This is because some people have a better ability to enter into a deep sleep – the stage of sleep needed to recharge the brain so we can function effectively during the day.

Over time, those nights of missed sleep (whether they’re caused by a sleep disorder or simply not scheduling enough time for the necessary ZZZs) can build into a sleep deficit. People with a sleep deficit are unable to concentrate, study, and work effectively. They can also experience emotional problems, like depression.

What Happens During Sleep?

You don’t notice it, of course, but while you’re asleep, your brain is still active. As people sleep, their brains pass through five stages of sleep. Together, stages 1, 2, 3, 4, and REM (rapid eye movement) sleep make up a sleep cycle. One complete sleep cycle lasts about 90 to 100 minutes. So during an average night’s sleep, a person will experience about four or five cycles of sleep.

Stages 1 and 2 are periods of light sleep from which a person can easily be awakened. During these stages, eye movements slow down and eventually stop, heart and breathing rates slow down, and body temperature decreases. Stages 3 and 4 are deep sleep stages. It’s more difficult to awaken someone during these stages, and when awakened, a person will often feel groggy and disoriented for a few minutes. Stages 3 and 4 are the most refreshing of the sleep stages — it is this type of sleep that we crave when we are very tired.

The final stage of the sleep cycle is known as REM sleep because of the rapid eye movements that occur during this stage. During REM sleep, other physical changes take place — breathing becomes rapid, the heart beats faster, and the limb muscles don’t move. This is the stage of sleep when a person has the most vivid dreams.

What your body does while you are asleep

The skin: Skin renewal and skin repair activity happens at its greatest at around 1am when we are in deepest sleep. This is when cell division – responsible for regenerating our skin, blood and brain cells – rises by up to 300 per cent.

Cell division is stimulated by the growth hormone which is produced at its maximum at this time of the morning.

If you want your beauty sleep, it is important to sleep at night. Day-time sleeping does not compare to night-time sleeping because the body’s clock is programmed with other tasks such as brain function and energy, rather than skin repair.

The immune system: Sleep is important for our immune system – the part of the body that is responsible for fighting infection.

Some scientists believe that during sleep we secrete higher levels of cortisol – the hormone secreted by the pituitary gland that protects the immune system – than during the day.

Hormones: At around 2am in the morning, cortisol – one of many hormones released into the bloodstream – is secreted at a higher level during the night. Cortisol is released during times of stress, but its main job is to activate sugars that are stored in the body, making energy available in the body. Because of this, if we experience a healthy deep sleep, we will feel rested and revitalised ready for the day ahead.

During the night the pituitary gland – the control centre of the brain that is responsible for releasing hormones – secretes its highest levels of sex hormones.

Among others these include testosterone – the hormone that produces sperm in the testes, oestrogen – the hormone secreted by the ovary, and prolactin – essential for milk production in nursing mothers.

Because of this, doctors claim if we suffer from sleep problems the levels of sex hormones secreted may diminish, which can lower our sex drive and affect our fertility.

The brain: There are 100 billion nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain which control our bodies.

Until recently, scientists believed that they did not work while we slept. It is now known that when we dream, the brain is working to the same level as it does during waking hours.

During deep sleep the nerve cells in the brain charge up billions of tiny electrical circuits needed for our brain’s concentration and memory skills. If we suffer from fragmented sleep, where we don’t enter a deep sleep stage, or sleep deprivation – this can lead to memory loss.

We can see why sleep is so vitally important so ensure you get the best nights sleep possible with a comfortable bed and fresh, clean, breathable bed linen.

 

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