The Ultimate Bed Sheets Buying Guide - Bed Linen Materials & Weaves To Buy
Beds are intrinsic to being human. In most parts of the world, people start their day by getting out of bed and end it by returning to that same bed. The average person aims to sleep 8 out of 24 hours and thus, in a typical lifespan of 79 years, he should be sleeping for approximately 26 years.
Not only do we spend a great deal of time on it but it also accommodates the most crucial moments of our lives. From providing a respite for the sick, weak and tired, it also hosts numerous other activities. Despite the fact that we devote such a large fraction of our life to laying on our beds, many mysteries still remain about what makes a bed ideal for great sleep.
One of the first components of bedding that should not be underestimated is quality bedlinen. There is no feeling quite like slipping into fresh, comfortable bed sheets after a warm shower to get you prepped and ready for bedtime. Not only are they a quick and simple fix to elevating your sleeping experience to the next level, but they also serve aesthetic purposes to beautifying your bedroom.
However, with the extensive range of bed sheets in Singapore, it is only understandable that choosing the perfect bed sheets for you can be confusing. To help make the decision-making process easier, we’ve put together an article to guide you through how you should make this investment.
Before moving on to the considerations you’d need to think about picking out the best bed linen for you, we’ll dive deep into everything you need to know about them.
table of contents
Bedding vs Bedlinen Go to Section
What is Bedlinen Go to Section
How to choose Bed Sheets Go to Section
Step 1: Material
Step 2: Sizing
Step 3: Colour
Step 4: Personal Preferences
Step 5: Care requirements
Step 6: Certification
Bedlinen for Kids Go to Section
How to care for your Bedlinen Go to Section
Weavve has the best Luxury Sheets for you Go to Section
1. TENCEL™ Lyocell sheets
2. Cotton Sateen sheets
3. Responsibly Made
4. 100 Days to Sleep On It
Frequently Asked Questions: Bed Sheets Go to Section
BEDDING VS BEDLINEN
The definition of bedding and bedlinen have been interpreted differently across different cultures and even brands. However, here at Weavve we define them as:
Bedding: All products that make up the bed, such as pillows, mattresses and more
All products that make up the bed
The covering and textiles used to make up the bed
Duvet, Quilt or Comforter
Make up the bed
Protect bedding to maximise its lifespan
Provides additional comfort
The main similarities between the two is that they both provide comfort for your overall bed.
WHAT IS BEDLINEN
Now that you have a better understanding of the distinction between bedding and bedlinen, we will dive into bedlinen and what it's all about.
The history of bedlinen dates back to 3000 BC when Kings of Egypt raised their beds from the floor and decorated their bed tops with rich, high quality linen. The Roman Empire also used different paintings, gold, silver and bronze to decorate their mattresses.
Photo Credit: Ancient Origins
Through the ages, bedlinen has evolved to what we have now, typically a rectangular fabric stitched with hems at the bottom and top and it can be categorised into 2 groups - sheets and covers.
To keep users warm and protect the quality of cover
To provide a comfortable layer to lay on and protect the quality of the mattress
Also known as a top sheet, a flat sheet is one to lay under, after the fitted sheet and below the duvet.
As an extra layer, they are great for keeping you warm but also providing additional protection to your duvet cover.
A fitted sheet should securely fit a mattress.
It has pockets at all 4 corners that are tightened with elastic.
Things to note
On warmer nights, a flat sheet can be used by itself instead of a duvet. However, with the rise of modern cooling duvets, some may feel that the importance of flat sheets have been diminished.
When it comes to selecting a pocketed sheet, pocket depth needs to be taken account for such that it fits the mattress comfortably and securely.
Acts as a protective sleeve for the duvet or blanket
Acts as a protective sleeve for pillows
Ideally, Duvet covers should slip over the insert with ease, making washing convenient as well. They also usually act as decorative pieces to bring personality to your bedroom.
A pillow case could have an opening at the end, a slit or no closure at all. It is also a simple yet effective way to beautify your bed.
Things to note
Duvets, Quilts and Comforters have often been coined as the same product with different names, but they are actually three separate beddings.
Click here to find out what sets them apart and which you should get for yourself.
Pillowcases and pillow shams are commonly mistaken for the same product. However, they differ slightly on purpose and style.
A pillow case protects the pillow you use to mainly sleep on which is hidden underneath a pillow sham. Hence, the pillow sham tends to be a bit more decorative.
HOW TO CHOOSE BED SHEETS
Apart from the different types of bed linens available, there are some overarching factors that you should consider making an investment in one. It is important to always keep in mind that the main aim of bed linen is to elevate your sleeping experience and provide you with the ultimate comfort. We’ve broken this process down into 4 simple steps on how you can purchase the a bedsheet set in Singapore.
Step 1: Material
It goes without saying that the material of your bed sheet set plays a vital role in determining your comfort level as you lay in bed. As we list out the various materials available in the bedlinen market, we will also compare the feel, aesthetics and cost.
A. TENCEL™ Lyocell Bed Sheet
Produced by Austrian textile company Lenzing AG, TENCEL™ is the brand name for semi-synthetic fibers such as modal and lyocell, two fabrics commonly used in bedding and clothing.
Lenzing’s core market is wood-based cellulose fibers. They manufacture viscose, modal and lyocell which are derived from sustainable wood and pulp, coming from certified and controlled sources. To produce this material, wood pulps are dissolved in a solvent and extruded through small holes to make fibers. The resulting fibers are then treated and spun into yarn.
How they feel: Luxuriously smooth, incredibly soft and silky from the first day of use. Ultra breathable and gentle on your skin.
How they look: Smoother, drapey silk-like look. More vibrant as it retains dye better and is less prone to fading over time
Cost: Generally higher price point than cotton due to costlier production. However, time and money saved on care and maintenance due to its durability makes the overall cost difference hard to quantify
Choose TENCEL™ Lyocell bedsheet if: you are a hot sleeper, have sensitive skin or prefer your sheets to have a naturally silky look and are wrinkle resistant.
Cotton is a natural fiber harvested from the cotton seed pod of cotton plants. It is the most widely used traditional material today - from drying our faces on a soft cotton towel in the morning, to putting on our favourite worn-in cotton t-shirt, until we slide between fresh cotton bed sheets at night, it is impossible to avoid cotton.
The production of cotton fabric from cotton fibers these days requires a machine called Cotton Gin to remove the seeds from cotton bolls, as well as any dirt from the cotton. The raw cotton fibers are then transformed into long strands through a process called carding. These long strands are then spun into yarn and put through various chemical treatments to be dyed and finally woven into their designated textile material such as bed sheets or apparels.
It is important to note that not all cotton fabrics are made the same and they’re quality can be determined through various metrics - thread count, ply, yarn count, staple length and types of weaves. We will expand on this later in the article.
How they feel: Smooth and even feel, best known for its increased softness and durability over time
How they look: Crisp, matte look
Cost: Different price points available, from more budget-friendly to luxury options depending on the type of cotton.
Choose Cotton bedsheet if: you prefer increased softness in your sheets with every wash that is low maintenance.
C. Bamboo Bed Sheet
As the textile industry moves towards being environmentally sustainable, plant based fibers such as Bamboo entered the spotlight as a replacement to conventional fabric. Bamboo, like eucalyptus, grows in abundance. Moreover, being a self-regenerating and fast-growing plant, it is easy to assume that its fabric would be environmentally friendly and sustainable.
There are two types of production for bamboo fabric - mechanical and chemical. Mechanical manufacturing involved bamboo plants being crushed manually into mush and further broken down using natural enzymes. The fibres are then combed out and spun. Bamboo sheets made mechanically are also known as Bamboo Linen.
On the other hand, chemical processing of bamboo fabric is the more popular process out of the two. It involved the use of harsh chemicals such as sodium hydroxide and carbon disulfide instead of using natural enzymes as it quickens the production process. Though it is more time efficient, the harsh and toxic chemicals leave a negative impact on the environment. Bamboo produced through this process is sometimes called Bamboo Rayon.
How they feel: Soft and supple to the touch
How they look: Drapey silk-like look
Choose Bamboo bedsheet if: you are a hot sleeper or have sensitive skin, but consider opting for a more environmentally friendly option such as TENCEL™ Lyocell.
D. Linen Bed Sheet
Linen is an all-natural fiber made from the stalks of the flax plant. It is manufactured through an extensive process of harvesting the flax plant, drying it and threshing it to remove the seeds. The threshed stalks are then dampened and undergo more processes to remove the woody bits from the flax fiber, then polishing and finally spun through a yarn.
This meticulous manufacturing process allows linen sheets to stand out as more durable and smoother than regular cotton sheets. They are also naturally hypoallergenic and breathable, making them great options for those with sensitive skin. Belgian linen, in particular, is thought to be among the highest quality types of linen.
How they feel: Often feel more crips initially but becomes soft and supple through time and use
How they look: Rough, textured pattern
Cost: Higher price point than cotton due to the extensive and costly production
Choose Linen bedsheet if: you have sensitive skin or a hot sleeper but prefer a crisper feel to your sheets.
E. Silk Bed Sheet
Silk fabrics were first produced in Neolithic China and as weaving techniques improved, the demand for Chinese silk increased exponentially across the dynasties. It was even seen as a valuable commodity where bolts of silk were often used as a form of currency, hence silk bed sheets have always been seen as a luxury bedding material.
As silkworms transform into silkmoths, they spin themselves into cocoons. Ultra-soft and smooth fibers are then harvested from these cocoons in their raw state by boiling them in hot water and finally spinning them into fabrics. This time-consuming and intricate process is reflected in the steep cost of silk fabrics.
How they feel: Soft and almost waxy feeling
How they look: Pearlescent sheen
Cost: Comparable to TENCEL™
Choose Silk bedsheet if: you have sensitive skin, frizzy hair or simply want to add a luxurious staple piece to your bedroom. However, consider opting for alternatives such as TENCEL™ Lyocell for similar benefits, without breaking the bank.
F. Jersey Bed Sheet
As you can guess, this fabric originates from the island of Jersey, situated between England and France. It can be produced using a knitting machine or by hand to make small, even, close-grained stitches.
Unlike silk or other luxurious materials, Jersey sheets makes up for its down-to-earth element with its incredibly comfortable feel that makes going into bed feel like slipping into your favourite cotton t-shirt.
How they feel: Stretchy and soft
How they look: Completely opaque and well-structured
Cost: Tend to be inexpensive but the blend of jersey will determines its price point
Choose Jersey bedsheet if: you prefer staying warm and cozy while you sleep, or is looking for a low maintenance bed sheet.
G. Polyester Bed Sheet
Polyester is a synthetic fabric that is commonly found in apparels such as raincoats, swinsuits and workout attires due to its wrinkle-free-like and budget-friendly element.
Polyester fiber is created through a chemical reaction involving coal, petroleum by-products, alcohol and carboxylic acid, These components are then processed through a vacuum at extremely high temperatures to produce long polymer strands that are stretched while hot to create the extremely durable, wind- and water-resistant material that we all know and love. However, the qualities that make a polyester jacket desirable are what makes polyester sheets less breathable and moisture wicking, which could be considerably uncomfortable to sleep in.
Photo credit: Contrado
How they feel: Typically coarse, scratchy and rough but this is largely dependent on its manufacturing process
How they look: Lightweight, plastic-like feel, non-breathable
Cost: Tends to be cheaper than cotton
Choose Polyester bedsheet if: opt for comfortable yet budget-friendly options such as Cotton or Microfiber.
H. Microfiber Bed Sheet
Microfibers are finely woven fibers made from wood pulp, polyester or nylon polymers. Unlike their polyester counterparts, microfiber sheets are softer and less prone to wrinkling and shrinking as compared to all-natural fabrics such as cotton.
The softness and strength of a microfiber sheet depends on the thickness of the strands used during the weaving process, a concept similar to that of thread count to cotton sheets.
How they feel: Smooth, slippery feel similar to silk
How they look: Soft, better heat retention properties than cotton
Cost: Wide range of price points but they are still cheaper on average than cotton as it is synthetic
Choose Microfiber bedsheet if: you are looking for a fully synthetic bed sheet with similar properties to Cotton and Polyester.
Not all fabric is the same and its quality can be determined based on several factors - their thread count, staple length and their weave.
By definition, thread count is a measure of the total number of threads woven vertically (the warp) and horizontally (the weft) into one square inch of fabric. Generally, it is understood that the higher the thread count, the softer and smoother the sheets but it does not necessarily mean that it would translate into being the softest cotton sheets.
A thread count of 150 (75 each for the warp and the weft) produces muslin, which feels a little rough, whereas a thread count of 200 will feel finer and perhaps softer. However, this does not mean that you should be rushing to purchase bedlinen with the highest thread count you can find. Typically, sheets with thread count ranging from 400 - 600, when made with quality fibers, are sufficient for a soft and luxurious finish.
Threadcount should not be one of the key indicators when looking for quality sheets. However, knowing that thread count has a huge influence on consumers’ decisions, manufacturers may tend to employ creative math to manipulate their numbers as a promotional strategy. To demystify this conspiracy, Consumer Reports hired an independent textile lab to count threads in a queen sheet set with the stated thread count of 1200. However, results showed that there were only 416 threads per inch, 35% of what was initially claimed.
There have been many disputes on the accuracy of thread counts. Read more about the truth behind bed sheet thread counts and why it is not a true indicator of bed sheets quality here.
Think of ply as braiding hair, threads are taken and spun together to make one thick yarn of fabric. Single-ply fabrics are made with a single thread, double-ply fabrics with 2 threads twisted together and so on and so forth.
Just as how the weave of fibres greatly affects the end product, the number of ply has an effect on the overall feel of bed sheets as well.
Single Ply vs Multi Ply
Another metric closely intertwined with Thread Count, Yarn Count, is a metric to define a material’s fineness or coarseness. It is determined through measuring the number of threads per square inch within a fabric.
Yarn count is indirectly proportional to how fine or wide the yarn fiber is within the fabric. Fibers with longer diameters take up more space and will hence have a smaller yarn count. This could result in a more durable fabric with a ‘rougher’ finish. Whereas smaller fibers will need more threads to fill the same square inch, and hence have a higher yarn count to produce a smoother, more beautiful drape.
Another factor that can affect yarn count is how loosely or tightly the yarn is woven. When fine fibers are tightly woven together, the yarn count will be boosted and vice versa. Tighter weaves with quality yarn are usually the most desirable as it can produce a fabric that has peak functional and aesthetic attributes.
A simple rule of thumb when understanding yarn count would be:
Higher Yarn Count = Finer thread diameter and/or more tightly woven yarn
In the world of cotton, the length of the fiber may be a more reliable indicator of quality. Staple length, also known as the length of the fibers, is one of the most important factors in determining the softness of fabrics - most commonly associated with cotton fabric. For example, extra-long staple cotton fibers make sheets and fabric that are finer, smoother and lighter.
Types of Cotton Staple
Extra-long staple cotton
Long staple cotton
Short staple cotton
1 ⅜ inches to 2 inches long
At least 1 ¼ inches long
1 ⅛ inches long
Luxuriously soft and smooth, strong and most durable
Softer, stronger and more durable
Rougher, strong and durable
Gossypium Barbadense (Egyptian Cotton, Pima Cotton, Supima Cotton)
Egyptian cotton is usually on the pricier side out of the range of cotton fabrics.
Gossypium Arboreum (Muslin), Gossypium Herbaceum (Levant Cotton)
Both comprise less than 2% of global cotton production.
Apart from apparels, Muslin is also used as gauze in the medical field while Levant Cotton has been used for a wide range of medicinal purposes such as the treatment of nausea, headaches and fevers.
Type of Fabric Weaves
The weave of a fabric is considered a design or construction of the yarn to achieve a particular pattern, which determines its durability.
At the end of the day, personal preference plays the biggest role in purchasing the best quality cotton bedding for yourself. Whether you’d prefer a warmer sheet to be snug and cozy or a cooling sheet to suit Singapore’s humid weather, we have compiled a brief description of the most common fabrics and weaves for you to make a better, well-formed choice to buying cotton bed sheets.
When it comes to the various types of cotton, it is important to ensure that the type of cotton that the fabric claims to be from is verified or certified.
For example, cotton that is grown in Egypt, both long and short staple, can be technically labelled as Egyptian cotton which makes it hard to guarantee the quality of the ‘Egyptian cotton bed sheets’ that you’re buying. And there are a lot of fabrics claiming to be Pima cotton that are actually just a blend of pima. Hence, look out for a verified Pima cotton, Supima instead.
Types of Cotton Blends / Weaves
Percale has a basic one thread over, one thread under pattern
Woven using a four over and one under weave pattern leaving more continuous thread surfaces exposed, leaving the fabric feeling luxurious and smooth, similar to silk
Twill has diagonal ribbing, just like denim
Lightweight, crisp against the skin
Percale sheets are prone to wrinkling in the wash and may need ironing to maintain their crispness, which may not be as easy to maintain as other sheets.
Luxurious sheen and smooth feel and gets softer with each wash
Sateen sheets may sometimes be prone to wrinkling during the wash, but generally more resistant to wrinkling than percale
Relatively rougher texture
TENCEL™ and Cotton bed sheets both have their appeal and choosing between the two ultimately boils down to personal preferences. Read our TENCEL™ vs Cotton guide to find out their differences and which you should buy.
Step 2: Sizing
As a multitude of mattress sizes can be found in Singapore, here is a quick summary of their differences.
This means that if you want to purchase a Queen size bed sheet in Singapore, you may also purchase an Australian Queen, Euro Queen or US King.
In order to ensure you have an accurate measurement of your mattress, remember to remove all sheets from your bed before using a measuring tape to measure its width, length and height.
The below chart should help you determine which Weavve bed sheets size you should pair with each classic mattress size. Weave sheets are aligned to Australian sizes with deep pockets so they are slightly bigger than Singapore standard sizes and can accommodate larger beds.
Step 3: Colour
Bed sheets are an easy yet impactful way of giving a bedroom personality as the bed is the focal point of the bedroom. It can instantly change up the mood and also encourage better moments of rest.
If you are one for bright colours and livening up your room, Blush Pink, Sky Blue and Lilac Mauve may be just the shade for you. Or, if you’re looking for earth tones to make your bedroom feel a little homier and bring in a touch of nature, Fern Green and Sandshell will do just that. White bed sheets are the classic that goes with any room. It can make your feel brighter, airier and fresher.
When choosing bed sheet colours, 4 things to consider are your personal style, overall home decor and colour scheme, sleeping style, and if you are one for mix-and-match or prints.
Step 4: Personal Preferences
Choosing your ideal bed linen boils down to individual preferences and whether they are a good fit for you and your lifestyle. The most expensive and luxurious bed sheets may not be the best option for you, if they do not work for your lifestyle. Here is our humble attempt at categorising your personal preferences:
- Type of Sleeper and Climate. If you are someone who is prone to sweating in your sleep and struggles to find sheets to keep you cool throughout the night, or someone living in a warm climate, looking for materials that are moisture wicking and temperature regulating would be very important.
- Sensitive skin. Believe it or not, one of the biggest triggers of acne is the type of sheets you are sleeping on, especially spending approximately 8 hours a night lying in your sheets. As you sleep, your body expels heat which activates your sweat glands. This encourages the production of more sebum which leads to acne breakouts or itching on the skin. Eczema, psoriasis, rosacea are also common skin conditions. Bed sheet materials that are smooth, breathable and hypoallergenic will greatly help in reducing skin irritation and sensitivity
Weavve Recommends: With exceptional thermoregulating and breathable properties, TENCEL™ bed sheets have been proven to feel cooler to the touch. In fact, this ‘cooling feeling’ increases with increasing air humidity - perfect for Singapore’s weather conditions! This temperature regulating textile will keep you cool and dry in bed, allowing you to achieve a good night’s sleep anywhere, at any time. They are less likely to attract dust mites and slow down bacteria growth by 10 times as compared to cotton.
- Design and finish. Bed sheets are an easy yet impactful way of giving a bedroom personality. Consider whether you like a luxurious finish effortlessly with a silk-like drape, a look that is more crisp and subdued? Also consider how averse you are to wrinkles in order to get the sheets which would best suit you.
- Eco-friendly option. Sustainability and eco friendliness of the fabric is also a growing trend and an important factor when searching for sheets. Some questions to ask and consider include the ethical and sustainable practices of the manufacturers, certifications, and the source of the fibres.
- Affordability. With a wide variety of cotton types and blends, there is surely something for everyone at different price points. If TENCEL™ fiber or bamboo beddings are out of the budget, quality cotton bed sheets are just a good option for luxury comfort. They, too, have a soft touch to the skin and do the job of keeping you cozy at night, without having to empty your wallet.
Step 5: Care Requirements
Another important factor to take into account is your lifestyle. If you lead a busy life that doesn’t leave you much time for laundry or tidying up, it may be advisable to purchase bed linens that are easy to clean.
Lucky for you, Weave’s TENCEL™ Lyocell and Cotton Sheets are machine washable, using a gentle wash and spin cycle.
Step 6: Certification
Oeko-Tex® Standard 100
Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 is a test done by Oeko-Tex® where every component of the product, from thread to the finished product, is tested for regulated and non-regulated substances which may be harmful to human health. When a product is Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 Certified, it means that the product is free of harmful levels of over 100 individual substances from 17 groups of chemicals.
The already extensive Oeko-Tex® criteria log is updated at least once a year and expanded with new scientific knowledge or statutory requirements. So rest assured that any product you purchase with this certification will be safe for you and your loved ones. Read here to find out how safe your sheets are.
Sedex is one of the world’s leading ethical trade membership organizations, working with businesses to improve working conditions in global supply chains. They enable responsible sourcing through collaboration and information gathering and sharing - making the supply chain as transparent as possible.
They also aim to drive social change to help organizations align with the United Nations Guiding Principles, meet the Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code and conventions of the International Labour Organisation. Click here to find out more about how Weavve’s products are responsibly made.
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
In order to be certified, GOTS requires at least 95% of the material in a product to be certified organic. This standard also prohibits the outright use of certain substances, including in the 5% of potentially non-organic certified materials, such as chemical flame retardants and harmful azo dyes.
GOTS certification covers the entire textile process from manufacturing to trading, including fair labour practices such as safe working conditions, fair wages, and no child labour.
BEDLINEN FOR KIDS
While no one can guarantee a silent night, you can help your child sleep better by choosing the right bed linen. Cotton fabric bed linens are a classic and you can never go wrong with it. Depending on how young your child is, they might be unable to effectively regulate their body temperature.
Cotton fibers are natural hollow fibers, known for their breathability and softness. They would definitely help your kids sleep soundly through the night. Moreover, if night time accidents are a common occurrence in your household, fret not, as unlike other luxury sheets, cotton bed sheets are able to sustain high temperatures of washing and drying, making them easy to launder and life easier for everyone.
You may also want to consider investing in a couple mattress protectors such that it takes the pressure off washing and drying before the next night’s sleep and prolongs the lifespan of their mattresses.
Lastly, in order to ensure that your little ones are protected from harmful toxins and chemicals, look out for certifications. One example would be Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 Certified which ensures that every component of the product has been tested and certified to be free from harmful levels of over 100 individual substances from 17 groups of chemicals. Click here to read more about how our products are all Responsibly Made.
how to care for your bed linen
How should my bed linen be washed and dried? When it comes to caring for your sheets, it is important to note which material you’re caring for.
Weavve’s cotton sheets are 100% pure extra long staple cotton fibres with a 100 yarn count using single ply threads. You can care for them by:
- Machine wash in warm water separately before use.
- Iron on medium heat if needed.
- Line dry, do not tumble dry.
- Do not dry clean .
- Do not use any kind of bleaching agent as bleach damages the cotton fibre.
Crafted from 100% TENCEL™ Lyocell Fibres with a 400 single-ply thread count woven with the finest 80 yarn count threads. Care for your Lyocell sheet by:
- Gentle machine wash in cold water separately before use.
- Iron on low heat if needed.
- Line dry or tumble dry on low.
- Do not dry clean.
- Do not use any kind of bleaching agent as bleach damages the Lyocell fibre.
Read our handy care guide for more information on how to care for not only your bed linen, but also the rest of your beddings.
WEAVVE HAS THE BEST LUXURY SHEETS FOR YOU
TENCEL™ Lyocell sheets
Cotton Sateen sheets
The Weavve Cotton sheet starts with extra-long staple cotton fibers. Fewer extra-long staple fibers are required to spin the same length of yarn. As Weavve’s threads are finer (100 yarn count), we’re able to squeeze more together, resulting in a high thread count. We’re also using single ply threads, giving you stronger, smoother and lighter sheets.
Our cotton sateen linen uses a four over and one under weave pattern as well as processes like singeing and calendering to give our sateen sheets a luxurious sheen and smooth feel. Pre shrinking also prevents our sheets from shrinking during regular washing.
Here at Weavve, we pride ourselves on being committed to responsible sourcing, production, sale and use of our products. We take great effort in ensuring that our decisions account for all the people who help build our products, the environment and our consumers. From Standard 100 by Oeko Tex® certified sheets to SEDEX certified factories, Weavve makes sure that everyone is cared for at every step of the way.
100 Days to Sleep On It
Buying a sheet should be easy and delightful. Here at Weavve, we are fully committed to making exceptional products and our 100 day free return policy makes it easy for you to take the leap of faith, especially for first time users. Learn more about our 100 Day Free Trial.
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Frequently Asked Questions: Bed Sheets
As a common rule of thumb, experts recommend weekly washings. This is because bed sheets can accumulate bacteria from thousands of dead skin cells, dust mites and dust. You should, however, increase the frequency accordingly if you have medical conditions such as allergies, eczema or excessive sweating.
Not changing out your sheets regularly won’t necessarily make you gravely ill but it could trigger certain unpleasant side effects such as runny nose or irritated skin. It could even lead to infections for prolonged usage of unclean bed sheets.
What is the best material for hot sleepers?
Both TENCEL™ fiber and cotton sheets are good options for hot sleepers as they are cooling. However, TENCEL™ fiber bed sheet is the best choice for hot sleepers because of its moisture-wicking property. This allows for better thermoregulation especially in high humidity such as Singapore’s weather condition.
What is the difference between TENCEL™ and Cotton?
TENCEL™ and cotton have different fibers, which can affect how the material feels. Both are prized for their breathability, durability and softness. Here is a summary of their differences.
TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are ethically sourced from eucalyptus wood. To produce this material, wood pulps are dissolved in a solvent and extruded through small holes to make fibers. The resulting fibers are then treated and spun into yarn.
Cotton fibers are sourced from cotton plants. The production of cotton fabric from cotton fibers these days requires a machine called Cotton Gin to remove the seeds from cotton bolls, as well as any dirt from the cotton. The raw cotton fibers are then transformed into long strands through a process called carding. These long strands are then spun into yarn and put through various chemical treatments to be dyed and finally woven into their designated textile material such as bed sheets or apparels.
In terms of breathability, both TENCEL™ Lyocell and cotton are both great options, though TENCEL™ Lyocell will be a better candidate. The lyocell fibers have moisture-wicking properties that keeps users cool and dry throughout. For those with sensitive skin and need something gentle, TENCEL™’s smooth surface and good temperature regulation will make it a better choice than cotton.
As for durability, TENCEL™ Lyocell is more resistant to wear and tear and pilling than cotton. Cotton sheets are also durable, depending on its staple length and quality of cotton used - the longer the fiber, the more durable it is.
TENCEL™ fabric tends to feel softer than Cotton, though both feel smooth to the touch. TENCEL™ Lyocell has an incredibly silky and cool feel from the first day of use. Cotton sheets may feel scratchy or overly crisp at the start of its use, but gets softer with every wash.
Lastly, the production of TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers is undeniably more environmentally friendly than other fibers as it involves a closed-loop process that recycles more than 99% of the solvent used in manufacturing. It also uses less water and energy than conventional cotton production.
Read our full article on TENCEL™ vs Cotton here.
What is the difference between a Duvet and a Comforter?
Duvet or Comforter? That is the question that many homeowners have when it comes to choosing a bedding. The main difference between a Duvet and Comforter is that a Comforter is a single piece of bedding while a Duvet requires two pieces - the Duvet insert and a Duvet cover.
A Comforter is ready to use once bought as it does not require a cover. Caring for your Comforter is as simple as throwing it into the washer with your other bedding and as no Comforter cover is required. However, due to its nature of being uncovered, a top sheet and a blanket would still be needed to get you through the colder days. On the other hand, with Singapore’s hot and humid weather, a regular blanket may be uncomfortable to use. Consider using Weavve’s Lyocell flat sheet as it is more lightweight and breathable for warmer nights instead.
On the other hand, a Duvet requires more delicate care. This is because it’s like a flat feather bed with box stitching and can’t be simply thrown into the washer with your other beddings. Its main purpose is to cut down the number of bedding on your bed as it often takes the role of a top sheet, blankets and Quilts. It is an absolute time saver when it comes to making the bed.
So, if you are someone who is always in a rush for time and doesn’t fancy extra bed coverings, a Duvet may be more suited for you. And because of its ability to change its cover, you may change up your style whenever you please. In order to ensure that the lifespan of your Duvet is maximised, make sure it lies on top of you instead of under such that the filler won’t get damaged as quickly.
Discover Weavve’s Lyocell Duvet, made from 100% TENCEL™ inner filling and outer fabric (yes, pure 100%!), making it possibly the first full TENCEL™ duvet / duvet insert in Singapore. Whether you want a cooling blanket for hot summer nights or be kept warm on rainy days, this duvet will meet them all.
Read our full article on the differences between Duvets, Comforters and Quilts here.