New Owls Collection for Boys and Girls

The new Owl collection of luxury organic bedlinen has arrived.

Owl Blue Owls Pink

Perfect to add a Spring feel to any childs bedroom.

In luxury 200 threadcount organic cotton percale, the owls are embroidered all over the duvet covers.

The coordinating pillowcases have one owl motif in the corner.

Baby Towels and Blankets also available.

Owl Towel Blue Square OwlTowelPinkSq

Richmond Bed Linen features on Kirstie’s Vintage Home

Richmond pleated bed linen appeared on Kirstie’s Vintage Home on Channel 4 this evening.

We are really proud to support Kirstie and her team.

 

 

 

 

Richmond Bed Linen

Richmond Bed Linen

 

A Guide to Making Your Bedroom a Cosy Sanctuary for the Winter

With winter fast approaching, how do you create a cosy sanctuary in your bedroom?

If you want to get the optimum night’s sleep from sleeping in a slightly cooler room, you will need to work just that bit harder to keep yor body at the optimum temperature in bed during those cold winter’s nights.   This is where The Fine Cotton Company’s superb range of luxury, organic and natural bedding and bed linen can really help you.

It’s all about layering – start from the bottom with your bed and layer it up for your optimum luxury, organic sleeping experience.

Start with a really good mattress enhancer.   A good mattress enhancer will give you many benefits, such as added support, greater comfort as you sleep, and will help to keep you cosy and warm.   It will also help to protect your mattress, thus lengthening its life significantly. The Fine Cotton Company has an excellent range of mattress enhancers or toppers – revel in the opulence of a Silk Filled Mattress Topper .   Silk keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer and these amazing silk mattress enhancers will give a soft, luxurious feel to your mattress.   They also create a healthier sleeping experience for you as they are naturally hypoallergenic, making them ideal for allergy sufferers, and also help to regulate your body temperature.   Or you could opt for the simplicity of the ‘Luxury Cotton Mattress Protector’ and sink into the soft comfort of its 100% natural cotton warmth.

The next layer that you need to look at is the sheet that goes over the mattress enhancer.   The best sheet to get is deep fitted sheet in the correct size for your bed.   This ensures that the sheet won’t ping off during the night, interrupting your precious sleep.   To enhance your warmth and cosiness, choose flannelette as the material for your fitted sheet.   The Fine Cotton Company’s ‘Stowe’ range offers fitted sheets in soft 100% organic cotton that has been lightly brushed to give a very warm and comfortable finish.   Guaranteed to keep you toasty on a cold winter’s night!

Maybe the most important layer is the next one, which is the duvet.   Choosing the correct duvet is all important when it comes to keeping you warm during the colder months. The weight, softness and warmth of a duvet will depend on its tog rating and filling, and the higher your tog rating the warmer you will be! The Fine Cotton Company only stocks natural duvets as they are very durable and naturally breathable, and natural filled duvets also have very efficient thermal properties.   In the winter, depending on how warm your home is,  you will probably need to have a duvet that is between 12.0 – 13.5 tog to keep you snug. Choose a Pure Silk Duvet from The Fine Cotton Company for light and luxurious snuggling throughout the winter months, or invest in the ultimate luxury of a Snowgoose Down Duvet , where you can luxuriate in the softest 100% Snowgoose down originating from the Northern Territories of Canada.   They are exceptionally light and super warm, and have a lavish 50% silk and 50% cotton 440 threadcount cover. All the duvets in the Fine Cotton Company’s range have matching pillows , so snuggle your head down into one of these amazingly supportive and cosy silk or goose down pillows.

To add to your warmth and cosiness, put a cosy, brushed cotton ‘ Stowe’ duvet cover onto your duvet. If you still feel that you will not be warm and toasty enough, The Fine Cotton Company has a wonderful collection of throws to choose from.   Make your selection from the soft, pure organic fleece of the Hampton throw, or really indulge yourself and savour the supremely soft luxury of the fringed pure cashmere ‘Henley’ throw

So now that you have set up your bedroom to ensure a wonderful night’s sleep on a cold, winter night, and successfully layered your bed with the help of The Fine Cotton Company, all that you need to do is snuggle down under your duvet with that steaming mug of hot chocolate that we promised you earlier.

Wishing you many wonderful, long, cosy nights of sleep throughout the winter from everyone at The Fine Cotton Company

Ten Tips for a Great Nights Sleep

10 Tips for a Better Sleep

  • Keep to a regular routine –  educate your body to sleep far better by  going to bed, sleeping and getting up at about the same time, every day – even weekends!
  • Exercise more – studies have shown that people who exercise regularly sleep better. Exercise can make a bigger improvement to sleep than any other natural treatment. It can help relieve the day’s stresses and strains.
  • Create a restful sleeping environment by keeping your bedroom for relaxation and sleep. Keep it at a comfortable temperature – not too hot or too cold. It helps for the bedroom to be as quiet and dark as possible.
  • Remove Technology – Don’t have computers and TV’s in your bedroom
  • Clear the clutter – have a tidy bedroom as clutter may disrupt sleep.
  • Relax before going to bed – maybe have a warm (no too hot) bath, listen to some quiet music or a relaxation tape or do some yoga. These can help to relax the mind and body.
  • Cut down on caffeine and try a milky drink or herbal tea instead – stimulants such as caffeine in tea or coffee may interfere with falling asleep and prevent deep sleep. Some herbal teas such as camomile tea have sleep-inducing properties. Milk is very soothing and if you add nutmeg this can help as a relaxant.
  • Have a comfortable bed – if your bed is too small, too soft, too hard, or too old it may difficult to get deep, restful sleep. It could be worth investing in a new bed.
  • Temperature – make sure you have the correct tog duvet for the time of year and natural cotton bed-linen. When you are too warm in bed it can lead to a disrupted night’s sleep. While you are asleep your body is working to regulate the temperature.  It helps to use naturally cool, breathable cottons.
  • Refresh your bed-linen – change your bedding at least once a week. Any excess dust can irritate the airways which may disrupt sleep. When did you last change your valance or bed skirt? These are known to harbour dust and are generally changed infrequently – who does like lifting the mattress off to remove the valance? Check out the ‘Tuck-Top’ Valance exclusively at The Fine Cotton Company. Change your valance in seconds with this back-friendly valance!

Did you know that up to 50% of people fail to get enough sleep?

Insomnia: Britons’ health ‘at risk’ as 50% fail to get enough sleep

Article by Tracey McVeigh, The Observer

A survey has found that more than half of British people believe they do not get enough sleep.

Getting a good night’s sleephas never been so tricky in Britain, it seems, as 51.3% of us struggle to nod off. And women are three times more likely than men to suffer.  75% of women report problems, compared with 25% of men, say new statistics from the Great British Sleep Survey, which suggests the nation’s health is suffering as a result of insomnia.

Professor Colin Espie of Glasgow University, the co-founder of sleep organisation Sleepio, which commissioned the survey, said the results pointed to a “real medical issue that should be taken seriously”. A quarter of those with insomnia had suffered for more than 11 years.

“Insomnia affects people’s quality of life during the day, not just their sleep at night,” he said. “Indeed, the survey data show significant effects across different aspects of personal functioning. Living with poor sleep and its consequences is not only very common, but it is in all likelihood degrading Britain’s health. This is not a trivial matter. It’s time for the NHS to pay attention to the scientific evidence that persistent poor sleep elevates the risk of developing new illnesses. This has been shown in disorders such as diabetes, but also very convincingly in depression.”

The Great British Sleep Survey interviewed 11,129 adults in 2011. It found that, of those who had trouble sleeping, 55% reported having relationship difficulties as a result, while 77% reported issues of concentration, 64% said they were less productive at work, 83% reported problems with their mood and 93% with energy levels.

 

Can Organic Cotton help with a Good Nights Sleep?

Being too warm in bed is one reason for a poor nights sleep.

While you sleep your body works hard to regulate your temperature so by using cool, breathable organic cotton it becomes much easier.

Organic bed linen can help you have a healthy and comfortable nights sleep as organic cottons are far more effective in absorbing moisture and perspiration than non-organic fabrics. 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.  Using organic cotton bed linen can also reduce incidences of fungal infections, like athletes foot, that are aggravated by sweating.

Organic cotton bed linen is pure, soft and gentle on the skin and is grown without harmful 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 help ensure that you keep your bedroom free of irritants and 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 and also to wash any soft toys that your child may keep on their bed in the same way.

The Benefits of Organic Cotton Bed Linen for Children

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

The main benefits of organic bedding  are that it is soft, natural, breathable and much healthier than conventional non organic cotton. We need to eliminate dangerous chemicals in the fabrics our children sleep in. Organic bedding and organic cotton linens make a world of difference to our optimal health, well-being and natural comfort for you and your family. Organic bedding is beautifully soft and smooth, and naturally resists common allergens.

The main benefits to buying organic cotton bedding for your children are:

Chemical Free

Organic cotton bed linen is grown without chemicals, pesticides and genetic enhancers ensuring your children are not exposed to dangerous chemicals. Children sleep for around 40% of the so it’s important that your bedroom is as comfortable, warm, properly aired and as free from chemical irritants as possible. Childrens skin is much more sensitive than adults. If there are traces of bleaches or synthetic dyes in a childs bedding, they can cause harmful skin conditions or illness. So buying organic cotton bed linen is a great idea for anyone who is at all sensitive to chemicals and toxins.  Many chemicals used in the production of non organic bedding,  such as fire retardants and formaldehyde are constantly seeping out of your non-organic sheets, duvet covers, and pillow cases.

Temperature Regulation

Organic bed linen can help children have a healthy and comfortable night’s sleep as organic cottons are far more effective in absorbing moisture and perspiration than non-organic fabrics. 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.  Using organic cotton bed linen can also reduce incidences of fungal infections, like athletes’ foot, that are aggravated by sweating.

Stylish, Comfortable, Affordable and Long Lasting

Organic cotton bed linen is very affordable and is also very durable and long lasting.   Because they have been grown naturally the organic cotton fibres reach their full growth and they are stronger than commercially grown cotton fibres.  When you care for your organic cotton bed linens properly they last longer than commercially grown cotton or synthetic sheets and duvet covers. Cotton is incredibly soft, machine-washable and allows the child’s skin to breathe naturally.

Gone are the days when organic cotton bedding meant dull fabrics and unimaginative designs.

Organic cotton bedding is now available in the most up to date, stylish designs in luxurious fabrics.

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