A smooth, crisp medium-weight cotton fabric that’s great for warm sleepers and warm seasons. Not only does percale feel cool when you slip into bed, its firmness causes it to stand a bit off the skin, allowing air to circulate all night. A great percale uses single-ply yarns so the surface is smooth, without the tiny ridges you’d find in fabrics woven with plied yarns. That and its matte finish make it the perfect medium for printed pattern. It’s known to wrinkle a bit more than other sheeting fabrics, but those that love percale love that aspect of its personality.Choose percale if…
- You generally feel hot and sweaty at night or it’s a hot time of year.
- You love the fine, crisp feel of the sheets in grand hotels.
- You want something that’s durable and softens with age.
- You want sheets that are easy to care for and don’t mind a few wrinkles.
Our 300 Percale is ultra-crisp, smooth and snappy—the refined percale-lover’s sheeting since the finer yarns allow for a tighter weave. 220 Percale has thicker yarns and less tightly constructed, so very durable. Although it’s still smooth and crisp, it’s a touch softer right from the start than the 300 percale. If your favorite sheets are from your Mom’s house, there’s a good chance 220 percale is for you. Most of our printed collections are 220 percale. Our 500-thread-count percale gets its crisp, refined hand from organic pima cotton, a lustrous long-staple fiber that creates exceptionally strong yarns. High-quality fiber lets us weave our percale from superfine, single yarns (not multi-ply yarns, in which threads are twisted together in thick bundles), for a feel as smooth and cool as porcelain. Longer fibers mean fewer ends, too, so our sheets resist pilling to stay smooth wash after wash.