Spring/Summer Bedroom Updates

As summer draws near it’s the perfect time to change up the look of your bedroom to achieve a light and airy feel that goes with the season.  Our luxurious and organic linens have the added benefit of helping to regulate body temperature in the warmer months.   See our best picks for the season below, along with advice on thread count and the best natural duvets suited to the time of year.


High thread count Sateen for a simple yet sumptuous scheme –
Seville 600 TC Organic Cotton Collection

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Natural sunlight floods into this all white room with natural wood flooring.  Crisp, white cotton bed sheets and a simple taupe throw complete the look to create a relaxed and comfortable Scandi vibe.

This set is sourced exclusively from Europe and has a really high thread count sateen with a single line stitch detail.  It feels wonderfully soft and luxurious to touch

All aboout thread count:

Thread count is the amount of horizontal and vertical threads per square inch
Horizontal threads are referred to as ‘weft’
Vertical threads are known as ‘weft’
A good standard thread count is around 200
Anything higher than 200 will feel very soft and luxurious but it also depends on the count of yarn used
The maximum thread count is 1000

Custom made linens for elegant coastal chic – The Portland Collection

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“The navy trim on our bespoke Portland linens creates a gorgeous nautical look that’s perfect for summer.” Jane Robson, Founder at The Fine Cotton Company

Exquisite detail for a boutique look – Genoa 320 TC Egyptian Cotton Percale Duvet Cover Collection

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“Attention to detail and exquisite finishing touches, like the three-line satin stitch details on our Genoa linen, make for a room that would look at home in any boutique hotel. Introduce a velvet statement headboard and pile on the pillows and scatter cushions for that stylish boutique hotel finish.” –  Jane Robson, Founder at The Fine Cotton Company

Summer Duvets and Tog Rating:

Don’t forget whats on the inside counts too.  We advise to switch to a lighter tog duvet in the summer months.

Tog ratings are based on a duvet’s ability to trap warm air
The higher the tog rating the warmer the duvet
A 3.0 – 6.0 tog rating is the best for spring/summer

 “All of our duvets are natural filled and have efficient thermal properties allowing the skin to breathe more effectively. Duvets with natural fillings are soft, light, and comfortable and do not need to feel heavy so their weight can be deceptive. They are also highly resilient.

“There are benefits to all types of fillings and it really is down to personal choice.”
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Summer weight silk duvet Summer weight wool duvet

Time to Hibernate

Five of the Best Natural Materials to Bed Down in this Winter

Happy family concept. Feet of father, mother and four children in colorful knitted socks on white bed. Family sleeping together.

Winter should be filled with long blissful walks on a crisp day, followed by a  roast dinner and cuddling up beside a roaring log fire.  When it’s cold outside there’s no better time to create a snug and comforting sleep sanctuary inside; somewhere to hide away from the winter chill.  And we always choose natural and organic materials to stay cosy. They’re far superior to synthetics in terms of how they affect the body during sleep.  Natural fibres and fillings such as cotton, goose down, silk and flannelette will actually help to regulate your body temperature as you sleep, keeping you warm in winter and cool in the summer.  They’re also breathable and allow ventilation that draws moisture away, which makes for a more comfortable night’s sleep.

Here’s our pick of the top five:

Flannelette

A chic and snug option for winter bedding, flannelette is currently enjoying a revival in UK homes.  Loosely spun fibres produce a fluffier texture to the fabric so it’s velvety soft to sleep on. This also has an insulating effect, traps warm air and provides extra heat for those who feel the cold. Where flannelette may appear thicker, it’s actually very light weight, plus it can be washed frequently with a reduced risk of shrinkage, so it’s ideal for children’s rooms. Like this sounds of this super soft natural fabric? Try our Stowe Brushed Organic Cotton Bed Linen

Silk

It’s advisable to opt for a higher tog duvet when temperatures tumble; a 10.5 or 13.5 tog rating will provide the extra warmth needed in the cold weather.  And it is possible to up the tog rating without feeling weighed down with a natural silk floss filling that continually adjusts to your body and the ambient temperature of the room. Silk filled duvets drape lightly over the body and are luxurious, light and thin. Try our Silk Winter Duvet.

Alpaca Wool

Alpaca fibres are naturally anti-allergic and can be used to kerb the effects of common allergies such as asthma which can worsen in winter due to the prevalence of colds and flu.  Made from hollow fibres, Alpaca wool has the same temperature regulating quality as many natural fibres.

Our Anti-Allergy Organic Alpaca Duvet Collection is handmade using unique stitching techniques for maximum airflow, this organic duvet is completely free from chemicals for a healthy, natural sleep environment.

Angora

The fluffy surface texture of Angora wool produces unrivalled luxury and softness.  It’s revered by knitters who refer to this extra fluffiness as the halo. The Angora fibre has a hollow core so it’s cosier and lighter than lambswool.

Try our Lambswool and Angora Throws – Blended with lambswool this lustrous textured Monaco throw is available in a vivid punchy pink along, soft blues, greys and cream.

Or the reversible Newbury Lambswool and Angora range gives even more options for changing up interiors.

 Goose Down

Natural down can be very lightweight.  A luxurious goose down duvet is an investment for those who love sleep without the feeling of too much weight on them – large clusters of down trap air and cover the body evenly and lightly.

Try our Supreme Hungarian Goose Down Duvet for the ultimate in sleep luxury.

 

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Why buy Organic Bedlinen

Why buy Organic Bedlinen

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There are many reasons to buy organic bedlinen, but most obviously it is because quite simply, by choosing to buy the softest, purest organic cotton you have made a great choice with many positive benefits. Most organic bedding is made from organic cotton, which is grown from non-genetically modified plants without the aid of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Organic Cotton bedlinen doesn’t cost the earth, organic cotton products such as bedding are becoming increasingly popular for those striving for an eco-friendly home, but organic bedding collection is priced so that people can afford the luxury of beautiful bedlinen which positively benefits everyone.

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Regular non-organic bedding may contain residual chemicals from the production process. This can irritate people with sensitive skin or allergies. The effects of these chemicals may include headaches, dizziness, difficulties with memory and difficulties with sleeping. Organic cotton bedding has none of these side effects and will ensure that you get a good night’s sleep without any irritation to your skin. Organic bedding can offer not only a peaceful night’s sleep, but peace of mind.

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Cowboy

New this season, the cowboy design featuring little cowboys embroidered onto a crisp white organic cotton percale.

Perfect to update your boys bedroom!

Available in single, cot bed and cot sizes with matching pillowcases.

Cowboy Bedding

Cowboy Bedding

Owls Duvet Design in Natural

Following many requests from our customers, we have introduced the Owls and Stars designs in Natural colourways.

Owls Duvet Cover Natural

Owls Duvet Cover Natural

In a range of sizes – single, cot bed and cot duvet covers with coordinating pillowcases.

Blankets are also available to coordinate.

7 Reasons why Luxury Bed Linen from The Fine Cotton Company may help you sleep

  1. Naturally cool, breathable cotton bed linen from The Fine Cotton Company helps with temperature regulation. As you spend between a quarter and a third of your life sleeping, it is important that you remain as cool and comfortable as possible. Being too warm can lead to a disrupted nights sleep.
  2. Silk filled duvets and mattress toppers from The Fine Cotton Company are naturally hypoallergenic and they really do help to regulate your body temperature.
  3. The feel of luxurious fresh cotton bed linen is a wonderful experience –  there’s nothing like climbing into crisp, clean sheets in fabulously smooth pure cotton at the end of a long, tiring day
  4. Fitted sheets from The Fine Cotton Company are extra deep so they don’t ping off during the night! There’s nothing worse than being woken up to find the bottom sheet of your bed all bunched up beneath you. Our fitted sheets are carefully constructed with extra deep sides and perfectly tensioned elastic to ensure they fit your mattress. If you do have an unusual size or shape bed, contact us for bespoke options.
  5. Our bed linens are easy to change. Excessive dust can irritate the airways which may disrupt sleep.  If you have a valance on your bed, they may harbour dust and are generally changed infrequently – who does like lifting the mattress off to remove the valance?  The  exclusive ‘Tuck-Top’ Valance means you can change your  valance in seconds with this back-friendly valance!
  6. Bed Linen from our Timeless Classics Collections, such as Lille White, Vermont, Vienna and Seville will always be available. We want our customers to be able to add to or replace their current bed linen collection.
  7. Sleeping in soft, cool organic bed linen also allows you to lose any fears that you may have that harmful chemicals from your bedding are weakening your immune system, aggravating your allergies and that you are inhaling chemical irritants all night.

So just imagine what a wonderful night’s sleep that you will enjoy after you have slid between your luxurious soft natural cotton sheets.

Feeling the Heat? Cool Cotton Bed Linen for a Cool Night’s Sleep

Cool Organic Cotton Bedding

Cool Organic Cotton Bedding

Are you feeling too hot and uncomfortable in bed at the moment?

It may be time to switch to cool, breathable cotton for a comfortable nights sleep!

Now the summer is here, it could time to introduce into your bedroom beautiful, soft organic cotton bed linen, lightweight silk duvets and silk pillows to keep as cool as possible during the hot nights.

Firstly ensure you have a lightweight duvet on your bed. Summer weights start at 3.0 Tog and 4.5 Tog are also nice and light. The pure silk range of duvets, pillows and mattress enhancers can help maintain your comfort on hot, sweaty nights, as they are naturally breathable and heat conducting.

Silk is naturally hypoallergenic and they really do help to regulate your body temperature, keeping you cooler on those hot nights.

Some people prefer just to sleep with a top sheet instead of duvet and have a light weight blanket if it gets a little chilly. If you are choosing sheets, the cooler option is for cotton especially organically grown cotton.

Organic cotton bed linens are very effective in absorbing moisture and perspiration and can help you have a healthy and comfortable night’s sleep. This high level of absorption helps to eliminate the excess sweating that some people can experience when sleeping in non-organic cotton or synthetic bed linens.

Synthetic fabrics like polyester do not breathe well and do not aid heat regulation during sleep.  are Some conditions such as fungal infections, like athletes’ foot may be aggravated by sweating and organic cotton bed linen may reduce incidences.

Organic cotton bed linen is breathable and pure, soft and gentle on the skin and is grown without nasty chemicals or pesticides. So when you buy organic cotton bedding you know it is of the highest quality and ensures the safest and most comfortable sleeping environment.

To maximise the benefits of sleeping in organic bed linen it is important to change and wash your linens frequently at a high temperature in a gentle, organic cleanser to help ensure that you keep your bedroom clean and fragrant and also free of irritants.

Being too warm in bed is one reason for a poor night’s sleep. While you sleep your body works hard to regulate your temperature so by using cool, breathable organic cotton it becomes much easier.

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