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Sheets 02 Mar 2013 15:43 #11

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After doing some research I found this website that makes custom sheets maded from 100% Belgian Eco-Linen from Libeco. Below is a link to website and talked to the owner "Jason". It seems like a great deal for a King size sheet set for $489. They even have a 30 money back guarantee. I only thing is the colors available (natural and white).

www.linoto.com/Linoto-com-Eco-Linen-Sheet-Sets-s/41.htm

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Sheets 02 Mar 2013 16:12 #12

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I found this article with some basic info on the various sheet types.

What are the Most Luxurious Sheets for the Bed?
By Alana Armstrong, eHow Contributor
www.ehow.com/info_8085947_luxurious-sheets-bed.html

Egyptian Cotton
The term Egyptian Cotton is thrown around a lot when talking about bedding. It's true that Egypt produces beautiful cotton but it's the length of the cotton fiber that makes it top caliber. The longer the fiber is, the more durable and smooth it is when it's twisted into thread and woven. Thread counts from 800 and up start to look and feel just like silk. Egypt creates the best quality of this long fiber cotton, much of which is earmarked for luxury bedding producers, such as Frette, Anichini, Peacock Alley and Yves Delorme. Cotton is sometimes blended with silk, poplin, sateen and percale to control texture, stretch and durability.

Linen
Linen acts much like cotton and has the ability to remain taut and crisp, while remaining soft to the touch. The Old World popularity of French and Irish linen sheets manifested itself in literature and as family heirlooms among the elite class. Linen fabrics are typically more expensive than cotton sheets because their raw material, which is derived from the flax plant, is harder to spin into threads. These days, you can find linen sheets made from hemp as well a those that are certified organic.

Silk
Cultivated silk sheets are smooth, buttery and supple, a departure from the more stiff varieties of cotton, linen and their blends. Mulberry and Tussah are the highest quality silks, but only Mulberry silk is made from extra-long filaments, making it much more durable. Silk sheets are notorious for their high price tags, but the raw material is so durable that the bedding, if properly cared for, is destined to outlast any mid-range cotton, linen or blend. Silk bedding isn't just a luxury, it's an investment too.

Sateen
Sateen has the same smooth feel and lustrous look as silk but the fabric is actually cotton. The fabric is created using a satin weave, which leaves one side with a shiny finish and the other side with a matte finish. The most luxurious sateen sheets for the bed are made from 100 percent cotton and will not contain rayon or other blending materials.

Percale
Percale is often a blended fabric, but the most luxurious types of Percale will exclusively contain Egyptian cotton or linen. The high thread count and tight weave means that Percale sheets are ultra fine and very durable. They're a favorite among luxury hotels because the sheets stay very crisp and uniform even after many visits to the laundry.

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Sheets 02 Mar 2013 16:30 #13

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I found this article with some basic info on the various sheet types.

What are the Most Luxurious Sheets for the Bed?
By Alana Armstrong, eHow Contributor
www.ehow.com/info_8085947_luxurious-sheets-bed.html

Egyptian Cotton
The term Egyptian Cotton is thrown around a lot when talking about bedding. It's true that Egypt produces beautiful cotton but it's the length of the cotton fiber that makes it top caliber. The longer the fiber is, the more durable and smooth it is when it's twisted into thread and woven. Thread counts from 800 and up start to look and feel just like silk. Egypt creates the best quality of this long fiber cotton, much of which is earmarked for luxury bedding producers, such as Frette, Anichini, Peacock Alley and Yves Delorme. Cotton is sometimes blended with silk, poplin, sateen and percale to control texture, stretch and durability.

Linen
Linen acts much like cotton and has the ability to remain taut and crisp, while remaining soft to the touch. The Old World popularity of French and Irish linen sheets manifested itself in literature and as family heirlooms among the elite class. Linen fabrics are typically more expensive than cotton sheets because their raw material, which is derived from the flax plant, is harder to spin into threads. These days, you can find linen sheets made from hemp as well a those that are certified organic.

Silk
Cultivated silk sheets are smooth, buttery and supple, a departure from the more stiff varieties of cotton, linen and their blends. Mulberry and Tussah are the highest quality silks, but only Mulberry silk is made from extra-long filaments, making it much more durable. Silk sheets are notorious for their high price tags, but the raw material is so durable that the bedding, if properly cared for, is destined to outlast any mid-range cotton, linen or blend. Silk bedding isn't just a luxury, it's an investment too.

Sateen
Sateen has the same smooth feel and lustrous look as silk but the fabric is actually cotton. The fabric is created using a satin weave, which leaves one side with a shiny finish and the other side with a matte finish. The most luxurious sateen sheets for the bed are made from 100 percent cotton and will not contain rayon or other blending materials.

Percale
Percale is often a blended fabric, but the most luxurious types of Percale will exclusively contain Egyptian cotton or linen. The high thread count and tight weave means that Percale sheets are ultra fine and very durable. They're a favorite among luxury hotels because the sheets stay very crisp and uniform even after many visits to the laundry.


Now I am not sure if I want to get Mulberry Silk sheets or 100% Libeco Belgian linen sheets.. What decision do I make?

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Sheets 02 Mar 2013 16:35 #14

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Why don't you buy a pillowcase of each type you're considering? At these prices, you want to be sure. I'm sure many would be interested in hearing your opinions after you try them out as well.

I'm looking into organic cotton sateen now too, as it apparently has much of the feel of silk without the cost or special laundering.

decisions, decisions.... :)

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Why don't you buy a pillowcase of each type you're considering? At these prices, you want to be sure. I'm sure many would be interested in hearing your opinions after you try them out as well.

I'm looking into organic cotton sateen now too, as it apparently has much of the feel of silk without the cost or special laundering.

decisions, decisions.... :)


You are right that the silk and linen are expensive...

I have been talking to Jason from linoto.com and they make custom linen sheets from the best Lebico Belgium linen fabric and they have a 30 day guarantee....

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Sheets 02 Mar 2013 19:08 #16

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Hello pglover,

Just a few quick comments to add to the discussion.

Both are soft but silk is soft and light and linen is soft and heavier ... and takes a while to get there,

Silk would be cooler to the touch but Linen would be more breathable and cooler over the course of the night.

Both are very durable if the quality is good.

Silk would be more "luxurious" and probably have the edge in "feel" (depending on what kind of soft and texture someone prefers).

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Sheets 02 Mar 2013 19:30 #17

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I almost forgot,

Here's another link to some interesting linen sheets I came across in my travels www.roughlinen.com/shop_by_fabric.html

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Sheets 02 Mar 2013 22:12 #18

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Here's another link to some interesting linen sheets I came across in my travels www.roughlinen.com/shop_by_fabric.html

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Oh, those look nice and are priced reasonably. I may get my second set there.

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Sheets 02 Mar 2013 22:17 #19

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Oh, those look nice and are priced reasonably. I may get my second set there.


You may want to talk to Jason at www.linoto.com. They can custom make sheets made from 100% Libeco Belgian linen...

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Sheets 02 Mar 2013 22:25 #20

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Great Information.. I am trying to decide on whether to get the Vence or Santiago line from Didriks. It looks like the Santiago line is just a prewashed version of the Vence and is a little more expensive than the Vence line. I guess when I initially wash the Vence sheets they would be just like the Santiago sheets. Here is what I am thinking about purchasing from Didriks and these are the sale prices:

1 - Vence King Fitted Sheet (Taupe) - $196.00
1 - Vence King Flat Sheet (Taupe) - $247.20
2 - Vence King Pillow Cases (Taupe) - $54.40 each

Total: $552.00

Is this a good choice? Please advise...


Since the Santiago and Vence are essentially the same once you wash them, I would go for whichever one is cheaper. These prices look pretty good, though I haven't compared king sheet prices.

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