Bamboo Textiles

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The thread count fallacy! Bamboo bed linen, that is our bamboo fitted sheets, bamboo duvet covers and bamboo pillowcases, also bamboo cotton fitted sheets, bamboo cotton duvet covers, bamboo cotton pillowcases are in a class of their own. Made in Lancashire, made in England if our overseas do not know where Lancashire is, our bamboo bedsheets are probably the only ones made by a British team of textile manufacturers.

When retailers and manufacturers boast about the thread count of the cloth in bed-sheeting it does not take into account the yarn thickness (also measured in English cotton count - ECC)

Ours is 40s count in both the warp and the weft. (1s ECC count = 1 x 840 yards to 1lb so 2s is 2 x 840 to 1lb and so forth)

Then you have the number of threads per inch in the warp (vertical) and the weft (horizontal) .

Ou bamboo cotton and 100% bamboo sheeting is 110 in the warp and 90 in the weft. 110+ 90 = 200

This means that our sheeting fabric is 200 threads per inch. Approx 80 per cm

One of the main ways of judging the quality is however the weight of the cloth and you have to include the thickness and weight of the yarn to give any meaning to “thread count”. Most people don’t bother because there is nothing to be proud of.

We are very proud of the bamboo cloth which we use in all our products.

Usually the heavier the better within being “fit for purpose”.

Ours 165 grams per square metre. In pre decimal terms this is 5oz cloth

To give you a comparison shirtings are 4oz and canvas is 10oz.

All this may have confused you even more but they are the facts and we hope you will feel confident enough in our quality to make a purchase then recommend our products.

15th August 2011, 14:49

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