Materials

MATERIALS

Sateen

Sateen

Fabric woven with a smoother surface and better light reflection gives sateens a softer hand and beautiful sheen. It is visibly different front and back.


Organic Cotton

Organic Cotton

Made of 100% certified grown organic cotton. Nice soft hand. Comes in sateens and percales.


Jacquards

Jacquards

Sateen fabrics with woven patterns, soft “slick“ surface.


Percale & Printed

Printed percales with colors & patterns. Our basic cotton percale with screen or rotary print.


Linen

Linen

natural fibers, long lasting, durable, great texture and softness with every wash. It is cool and absorbent (thus regarded as a summer fabric), durable, long lasting, lint free and expensive. It gets softer with every wash.


Alpaca

Incredibly soft, more durable then cashmere. It does not pill. Lighter and warmer then wool. We use 100% baby alpaca where "baby" refers to the finest, softest hairs rather then the age of animal.


About Thread Count

Since Area has been in the bedding business for 25 years we would like to share what we have learned on the subject as well as our point of view.

Thread count is a measure of how many threads are woven into one square inch of fabric. Good quality sheets start at 180 thread count, 200 and higher is considered premium. While thread count is a consideration, even more important is the quality of the cotton, the hand or feel of the fabric, the nature of the finishing and of course the design and value.

The quality of the cotton depends on the lengths of the individual fibers, or staples, the longer the staple, the better the cotton. Longer staples allow the cotton to be spun into a stronger, softer, more lustrous fabric, which is also less likely to pill and with finer yarns, more can be woven into each square inch. The best quality cotton results in a stronger fabric with a soft hand, which is why a 200tc sheet can feel nicer than a 400tc sheet that uses an inferior grade of cotton.

The way in which a fabric is woven also has an effect on its feel. Cotton sateen sheets, like Pearl for example, feel softer than those with a basic percale weave, like Pleat. A sateen weave has more weft yarns on the top surface, resulting in a delicate fabric with a silk-like touch and lustrous finish. A percale, which is more evenly woven, is sturdier, has a crisper feel and matte finish.