Warm and Cosy Christmas Presents from The Fine Cotton Company

With Christmas about six weeks away, our Winter Warming Hot Water bottles make great Christmas Gifts for friends and family.

Choose from pure wool hotwater bottles in a range of designs, tie top lambswool hot water bottles in stripes and the amazing long YuYu hot water bottles in cashmere and wool:

YuYu Long Hot Water Bottles from The Fine Cotton Company

YuYu Long Hot Water Bottles:

Snowflake Wool Hot Water Bottle from the Fine Cotton Company

Snowflake Wool Hot Water Bottle

Oatmeal Wool Hot Water Bottles from The Fine Cotton Company

Oatmeal Wool Hot Water Bottles

Lambswool Tie Top Hot Water Bottles

Lambswool Tie Top Hot Water Bottles

Sheets that go PING in the night – How to choose the correct bottom sheet for your bed

fitted sheets and flat sheets from The Fine Cotton Company

Fitted and Flat Sheets from The Fine Cotton Company

Have you ever woken from a deep sleep to find your bottom sheet has come adrift leaving it creased and crumpled underneath you, making you feel really uncomfortable?

We think there’s nothing more annoying!

Make sure you choose the correct type and size of sheet by following our tips below:

Type of Sheet – Fitted or Flat?

There is a choice of fitted and flat sheets, both of which may be used as a bottom sheet.

Before fitted sheets arrived in the late 1950s, the only option was a flat sheet. Flat Sheets are folded around the mattress and tucked in using carefully folded hospital corners to keep the sheet snug to the bed. Many hotels use this type of sheet and it takes great skill at making the bed, with plenty of fabric to tuck in to keep in place.
In 1959, Bertha Berman patented a design for fitted sheets that had corners sewn in a way that would fit the sheet to the mattress. These sheets although less than perfect as they still managed to pop off the bed were the start of the fitted sheet we know today. In 1990, Gisele Jubinville patented a design for a much better fitted sheet that grabs a mattress and stays put. She sold the patent in 1993 for $1 million.

Fitted sheets now have elasticated corners which keep the sheet in place underneath the mattress.

Size of Mattress

Whether you choose a fitted or a flat style sheet, the main thing is to choose the correct size.

Fitted sheets need to have enough depth to be able to cover the mattress protector and mattress and still have enough fabric to tuck under the mattress to be held in place.

The same applies to flat sheets; there must be enough fabric to enable at least 20 cm to tuck in under the mattress.
Firstly, you need to know the size of bed you have.

The best thing to do is take a tape measure and check the size. If your bed has been made outside the UK, the chances are the mattress sizes will be different to beds made in the UK.

Check the bed size against the size chart on our website, which shows American and UK sizes.

Check the depth of the mattress and then any mattress toppers you have on top.

The fitted sheets at The Fine Cotton Company are made extra deep to allow for todays trend in deep mattresses and thick mattress enhancers. However, if your mattress is even deeper we suggest you go for a flat sheet or a bespoke fitted sheet.

If you are choosing a flat sheet and the size and depth of the mattress is a little larger than the size specification, we suggest buying the next size up.

Fabrics

Opt for the best quality you can afford. A sheet in 100% organic cotton is much more breathable and will absorb moisture far better than a sheet in a polycotton mix.  The weave of the fabric is really down to personal choice.

SATEEN  is a smooth, sleek and sophisticated fabric with a silky soft feel.

FLANNELETTE is beautifully brushed organic cotton with a velvety touch that is soft, warm and cosy.

PERCALE is a crisp, fresh fabric with a smooth feel.

Should you need any further information about choosing the right size and style of sheet, please do contact The Fine Cotton Company on 0845 602 9050

Create a Cosy Bedroom This Winter

There’s nothing like feeling tucked up in the warm when it’s cold and wet outside and a few luxurious touches can quickly turn your bedroom into a warm, cosy sanctuary.

Now that the clocks have gone back and the nights are drawing in it’s the perfect time to give your bedroom a winter makeover.

Cosy seasonal interiors bring to mind images of roaring log fires and while not all of us are lucky enough to have a working fireplace in our bedrooms, there are other ways to achieve a similar effect.

Try placing candles around the room on all the surfaces, at different heights, and watch as the lights flicker and the room glows. Our porcelain tealight holders have wintry and festive cut-out shapes to send light around your room, or try the tangled ceramic holders with heart, star and butterfly shapes for year-round use.

A set of fresh white organic cotton sheets can make your bed look more inviting than ever – you’ll just have to try to resist until bedtime. A snug new snow goose luxury down 13.5 tog duvet combined with a luxury mattress enhancer will make sure your bed is warm and cosy, no matter how far the temperature plunges.

Once the bed linen is in place, add a touch of luxury with a throw or a blanket – and nothing is softer than our lambswool angora blankets, which come in a range of colours. Go for winter white if you want to continue the crisp, clean effect from the bedding, or pick a soft shade such as mink or pale latte to add a touch of colour with a high class finish.

For those extra cold nights – or just because it’s a little treat – why not get a fabulously soft lamb’s wool hot water bottle? Our range of colours includes dove grey and biscuit, which will coordinate perfectly with your lambswool angora blanket. Tuck the hot water bottle under your duvet a short while before you get into bed to warm the cotton through, or place it under your pyjamas or nightdress so you’re warm as soon as you get into bed.

No matter what the size or design of your bedroom, a few simple touches like these can help you to make it a real haven from the elements so you always have somewhere to rest and relax, ready to face whatever the winter throws at you.

New – Roma Hotel Quality Bed Linen

Roma 300 Thread Count Hotel Bedding

Roma 300 Thread Count Cotton Sateen Hotel Bed Linen

Roma, one of our best selling bedding collections for hotels,  is now available from our website, www.thefinecottoncompany.com

The choice of many of the World’s leading hotels, the Roma bedding collection is made from a luxurious 300 threadcount cotton sateen.

The Roma bed linen design is now available in duvet covers and oxford pillowcases.

The duvet covers have a classic one line satin stitch detail, with a tuck in flap at the hem.

The oxford pillowcases also have the classic one line satin stitch detail.

 

Roma bed linen is made in Europe exclusively for The Fine Cotton Company.

The Fine Cotton Company Launches New Website

The Fine Cotton Company new website at www.thefinecottoncompany.comAfter many months of planning, we are delighted to launch our new website at www.thefinecottoncompany.com

We have made the website easy to navigate with clear areas for Bedroom, Bathroom, Children and Babies, and Gifts and Accessories.

The Gift Registry is a brand new feature which enables customers to set up a Gift List for any Celebration, such as Engagements, Weddings, New baby or a House move. The Gift List makes it easy to let your friends and family know exactly what you would like!

To celebrate the new website we are offering £10 OFF all orders over £40 up to midnight on the 2nd November 2013.

Simply enter NEWFCC at the checkout.

We would love to hear your feedback about the new website. Please email feedback@thefinecottoncompany.com

 

So Why Do You Think You Feel So Shattered?

By Lisa Artis, The Sleep Council

Are you constantly on the go? Never sitting down to rest? Feeling like your brain is bursting at the seams?

Well now there’s a new term to describe this feeling and it’s fast becoming a modern day health problem: Adrenal fatigue or to put it even more simply, adrenalin overload.  And according to experts more and more of us are suffering from it and it’s damaging our health.  It’s even been accepted as a real ailment by the World Health Organisation.

Dealing with a heavy workload, financial concerns, running around toddlers or teens can make you feel constantly under threat, triggering your ‘fight or flight’ stress reaction.  However this stress response is now switched on for far longer than it should be which is ultimately leaving us stressed and exhausted.

When we’re overly stressed we find it harder to sleep.  And then when we’re sleep deprived it increases the odds that we’ll get ‘anticipatory anxiety’ – that sense of dread you feel before a big test, presentation etc. That’s because the loss of deep sleep fires up your amygdala and insular cortex – the regions of your brain responsible for emotional processing as well as your flight or fight response.

We’re all expected to be able to juggle lots of balls in the air these days but if we don’t make the time to relax and indulge in some ‘me’ time then those balls will come tumbling down.

Here’s our top tips for relaxing:

– Make sure your bedroom is a place of peace and tranquility – a perfect escape from the toils and troubles of everyday life. Keep it cool, quiet and dark.

– Devote half an hour to an hour every day to do something you find enjoyable – whether it’s reading, having a bath, listening to some music or even going for a walk.

– Take small time-outs to consciously slow down and re-balance.

– Regular exercise helps you to cope with stress. If you’re exhausted don’t over-do it, try a yoga class instead.

– Put down those gadgets before bed. Leave mobile phones and tablets downstairs out of reach and try to refrain from using them a couple of hours before bedtime.

 

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