For an opulent bed that you’ll love sinking in to, consider Egyptian cotton duvet covers. Egyptian cotton is widely regarded as the best cotton fibre in the world, and Egyptian cover sets are luxurious and soft.
What is Egyptian cotton?
This fabric has long been considered the gold standard in cotton. The main difference between regular cotton and Egyptian cotton is that Egyptian cotton comes from a specific cotton plant Gossypium barbadense, also known as extra-long staple cotton.
Egyptian cotton is hand-picked and this helps to put less stress on the fibres, leaving them intact. This in turn helps to create very fine yarn, which is used to create cotton which is strong and luxuriously soft.
Egyptian cotton is closely woven to produce a consistent, flexible fabric. This bedding generally lasts longer than normal cotton products as the fabric is stronger.
Is Egyptian cotton bedding worth buying?
Egyptian cotton bedding usually costs a little more than standard cotton and polycotton duvet cover and sheets but most people would agree that it’s worth spending a little more to indulge in the pleasures of luxury bedding. It is very durable and the fabric resists pilling, so the duvet set you buy today will last for years to come. Dyes are also easily absorbed into the fabric, so your coloured or patterned duvet cover will look vibrant for longer.
Well cared for cotton bedding will outlast ordinary cotton bedding, making the extra cost worthwhile.
Where to buy Egyptian cotton duvet sets
If you’re looking for the best Egyptian cotton duvet cover range, consider Volpes, the home of linen. Shop online or instore.