Thanks to Laura at Little Stuff

Thank you to the lovely Laura at Little Stuff for the great review about our Bright Stars Bed Linen

Here is a copy of her comments…

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Finding bedding for teenagers can be really tricky, I find. They’re WELL past the stage of wanting their favourite comic book hero or tv character sleeping next to them each night, and yet they’re usually not ready (especially the boys) for the adult offerings of floral patterns or plain old block colours that seem to be the only alternative.

So I let out a Whoop Of Happy when I was looking at the Fine Cotton Company’s site and teen boy crossed behind me, pausing to exclaim spontaneously “Oh, I love that stars duvet cover, that’s really cool!”

Hurrah hurray hurroo.

And out of the website and onto his bed, how does it stand up?

It’s flipping gorgeous.

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I clearly didn’t read the description clearly, because I was surprised to see the star pattern is actually embroidered on and not printed. Such a nice touch that really lifts the set.

The biggest test of all, of course, is how it feels. The boy is VERY fussy, and chooses to sleep under an old and faded spiderman duvet cover rather than a newer, more suitable cover that isn’t 100% cotton and therefore doesn’t feel as nice on his skin.

The Bright Stars set? Passes with flying colours. My only issue now is that he won’t sleep under anything else, so I have to wash it and dry it in a day!

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The set washes beautifully, and being 100% organic cotton it dries fast too. It does need an iron, but I’m sorry to say the boy prefers his bedding ‘softly rumpled’ and not crisply flat, so no iron was used in the making of this bed.

The Bright Stars organic 200tc bedding can be bought direct from the Fine Cotton Company. It’s available in double, single and cotbed sizes, and the single duvet cover is £45.

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Nursery Ideas

Nursery Ideas From The Fine Cotton Company

The Royal Baby has now arrived – Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!

Here are a few tips for creating a beautiful nursery for your baby.

Choosing your Nursery Bedding

With babies spending up to 14 hours a day sleeping, after choosing the cot, one of the most important purchases will be the bed linen.

The skin of your precious new baby is so delicate that what we put against it needs to be as pure as possible. To protect your baby from nasty chemicals and pollutants which leach from the materials into our bodies, it is important to consider buying organic cotton bedding as organic cotton is grown without chemicals and pesticides. Bear in mind that ordinary cotton sheets are typically coated with formaldehyde to make them wrinkle-free, and are processed with chemicals that have essentially become a part of them. When your baby sleeps on this bedding, he or she will be in direct contact with these harmful substances, without you being fully aware of the effects.

Pure organic cotton bedding is breathable and this will help with temperature regulation of your baby.

It is probably a good idea to opt for subtle coloured bedding and add personal touches of colour with toys and pictures. Neutral colours will ensure that everything will go together with no colour clashes and also so it has a bit of longevity.Having a baby is an expensive time so it helps if you can buy things that can be passed down to a baby in the future.

When buying your baby bedding plan for 3 or 4 fitted and flat sheets and 2 light weight baby blankets for layering. This will enable you to have a couple of spare changes. The baby blankets we recommend can be used as a swaddling blanket.

Tips for Buying Bedding

You’ll need a good collection of quality essentials

  1. Quality – always ensure you buy good quality fabrics such as percale. As you have to wash baby bedding so frequently they will last longer than cheap fabrics.
  2. 100% Organic Cotton. Don’t go for mixed fibres such as polyester cotton as these will be too warm and sticky for the baby and after frequent washing tend to ‘pill’ and become bobbly to the touch.
  3. A Swaddling Blanket is an essential item to help with the new baby’s sense of security. Always choose one made of natural fibres; 100% organic cotton is best.
  4. Go for a mix of sheets and light-weight blankets, so you can easily add an extra layer or take one away – Please do remember that a blanket doubled over counts as two layers.
  5. Duvets, pillows and cot bumpers are not suitable for babies under 12 months old.
  6. There is currently a debate about the use of cot bumpers and their safety. Certain States in the USA have banned the use of cot bumpers as they believe they may contribute to cot deaths. There have been many cases reported of suffocation caused by the baby being caught between the bumper and the mattress.

Essential Accessories

  1. Blackout Blind –Planning for a good night’s sleep now will make all the difference in those sleep deprived weeks yet to come. Most babies sleep better in the dark simply because their bodies start to produce the sleep hormone that is stimulated by darkness.
  2. A brightly-coloured mobile that attaches to the cot is a good choice for stimulating his senses.
  3. Swaddling Blanketmay help with the baby’s sense of security.
  4. Baby Monitor – as a Mum you want to hear everything once baby is safely tucked up in bed

Soft to the touch and kind on the conscience, The Fine Cotton Company ensures optimum quality by offering 100% organic cottons, silks and natural fabrics, all ethically produced without any harmful chemicals or pesticides. All organic cotton used is certified by GOTS, which ensures the organic status covering the production, processing and manufacturing of the fibres.

New Bright Stars Duvet Covers for Children

Childrens Bright Stars Duvet Covers

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Just arrived, the Bright stars duvet cover collection for children any age.

The duvet covers are made from 200 Thread Count Organic Cotton Percale embroidered with blue and red stars. In double, single and cot bed sizes.

The pillowcases are available separately in standard and cot bed sizes.

Get Your Bed Ready For Spring

Spring is on its way with the days seeming a little longer and brighter. Easter is just around the corner and is usually the biggest DIY weekend of the year so why not get ready to clear out, brighten up and get an amazing nights sleep.

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Roma 300 TC Sateen Bed Linen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open your windows wide and let the spring air flow through your home sweeping out the winter. It’s so true that most people feel the need to do a thorough ‘Spring Clean’ to get rid of the stale air and dust and put the dark winter nights behind them.

Preparing your bedroom for Spring is all about clearing out the old, cleaning any dust away and then it’s time to introduce into your bedroom beautiful, soft 100% organic cotton bed linen, a lighter weight duvet and new pillows for that refreshed spring feeling.

A great place to start getting the bed updated is at the base and work up to the top of the bed.

  1. Take off your sheets, mattress protectors and valance and if possible vacuum the mattress, divan base and under the bed. Wash any bed linen at 60°C to kill any dust mites. If you’re looking at replacing your valance, the Tuck Top Valance makes it quick and easy – in tests it took less than 1 minute to put it in place and 17 seconds to remove! And that’s with just 1 person and without lifting the mattress at all
  2. Change your mattress enhancer (if you have one). Going into Spring and Summer is all about keeping cool. There are different options – Silk is great for all year round cool; Wool and Alpaca are brilliant for temperature control; Duck Down and Goose Down give a soft blissful feel to your mattress.
  3. What type of sheets do you like to sleep on? Choose from Percale for a crisp, cool finish or the silky feel of Sateen. Check to depth of your mattress and choose an extra deep fitting sheet to prevent the bottom sheet pinging off in the night.
  4. Choosing a duvet cover is all about personal taste. For ease and flexibility, choose bed linen fabrics in white so your bedroom accessories, cushions and throws, can ring the changes,
  5. Do you need to change your duvet? Throughout the winter you’ve probably had a 12 or 13.5 Tog so now you may want to switch to a 9.0 Tog for the Spring and then 4.5 Tog for the Summer.
  6. To finish off your bed and just in case the night is chilly, use a throw or blanket.

Here at The Fine Cotton Company we have wonderful, luxurious ranges of 100% cotton bed linen, including hotel collections Roma, Brooklyn and Capri as well as our Timeless Classics collections of Vermont, Lille and Seville.

Back To University Bed Linen Sets

Are your children heading off to University this month?

Whilst you cant keep an eye on them all the time, you can ensure they get a comfortable nights sleep with our specially selected bed linen and towels packs.

There is a choice of organic cotton bed linen packs with duvet covers, pillowcases and sheets plus goose feather and down duvets and pillows – all featuring great savings.

You can then pop in additional products such as a Towel Set, Snuggly Blanket and a cuddly bathrobe and slippers.
The bedding can be delivered straight to their new home.

All products are machine washable.

Back To University Bedding and Towel Sets

A choice of bed linen packs in single and double sizes:

Back To University Bed Linen Set which includes a Duvet Cover, Extra Deep Fitted Sheet and Pillowcase(s)
The single set has 1 pillowcase and the double set includes 2 pillowcases There are 2 duvet covers to choose from – Boston, a New England inspired stripe and Vienna, a crisp white design featuring a one line satin stitch detail. The fitted sheet is from the Vermont bedlinen collection and is extra deep and made of 100% organic cotton.
Back To University Duvet & Pillow Set – This set includes a Goose Feather & Down Duvet and Pillow(s)
The single set has 1 pillow and the double set includes 2 pillows.

The duvet is filled with new white goose feather and down and contains small fluffy feathers and light down clusters. They are made with a pure cotton percale 240-thread-count casing which is breathable & downproof.

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University Bed Linen Set

Back To University Duvet, Pillow and Mattress Protector Set – This set includes the Goose Feather & Down Duvet and Pillow(s) with a Quilted Cotton Mattress Protector
The luxury goose feather and down 9.0 Tog Duvet with matching pillow(s)
The mattress protector has a luxury quilted top and is 100% cotton.

Back To Uni Towel Sets – There are 2 different sets – one including a face cloth, hand towel and bath towel; one with face cloth, hand towel and bath sheet.

We can personalise the towel or bathrobes

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