Designing today has progressed way beyond clothes. Renowned designers are taking great pride in creating designer furniture and upholstery for greater brand recognition. Creators of luxury embroidered bedding collections, like Guzel Dezayns, are taking extra care of every little detail of the designing and production of these items. A news feature by CNN showcases a report by Allied Market Research, which states that the market for designer home and luxury products, like embroidered duvet covers, embroidered pillow covers, cushion covers and more, is likely to witness impressive growth over the next few years.
One of the key challenges in creating the best quality luxury bedding is to choose the fabric judiciously. Embroidered bedding sets will be hardly appreciated unless they are extremely comfortable. Creators need fabrics that are ideal for designing and comfort. We take a look at some of the distinctive choices to pick from.
Fabric Choices for Designer Beddings
Cotton is the most logical choice among natural fabrics, when it comes to linen. Here are some of the common variants of cotton to choose from:
- Egyptian Cotton: Egyptian cotton is the most luxurious and high priced variety of cotton. It is ideal for high quality bedsheets that are soft to the touch. Cultivated in the warm, dry weather conditions of North Africa, this variety of cotton has longish fibres for creating the smoothest fabric possible.
- Pima Cotton: If you are looking for a hint of shine in your linen, Pima cotton is your best choice. It has fibres that are medium or extra-long, and hence best suited for sheets and curtains. It is cultivated in the south western regions of the United States.
- Upland Cotton: This one is a native of America but is now grown all across the world. The fibres are not as long and also not as soft. Most medium priced linen and upholstery are made from upland cotton. It is not as soft as the Egyptian and Pima variants.
Cotton is also being processed in different ways to create fibres of different textures. One of them is MicroCotton, which is a trademark brand made from extra thin cotton thread that is developed in India. It is made from long fibres and is extremely soft as well as absorbent.
Apart from cotton, there are several other fabric choices that may be more suitable for colder climates, like flannel for instance. Flannel is made from cotton fibre that has been combed to fluff it up. It results in a soft fabric that traps body heat. The best selection of flannel sheets are found as winter approaches.
Fabrics like silk can also be used in colder climates for that added touch of luxury. Another inexpensive choice is polyester. However, it cannot be used alone and has to be mixed with other fibres like cotton. Polyester mixed fabrics may not be as comfortable but they can be great choices for wet climates, since they dry easily.