Glossary




Cotton

Cotton is a natural fiber that harvested from cotton plant that grows in warmer climates ie. China, India, Pakistan, United States of America, Brazil and etc. Cotton plant needs a constant temperatures between 18 - 30 degree celcius with ample sunshine and fairly dry conditions. 

Cotton is comfortable and gentle to human skin, soft and absorbent. It's also has has a very good strength against washing and tear. Cotton is easy care with normal machine or hand wash and dry well. Cotton is widely uses in apparel like blouse, skirts, shirts, dresses, childrenwear, jackets pants sweaters, as well as in home fashion like curtains, bedspreads, comforters, throws, towels, sheets, table cloths, mats, napkins, and etc.


Type of Cotton

  • Egyptian Cotton
Egyptian Cotton is the highest quality cotton in Cotton family. Egyptian Cotton usually made with extra long staple fiber which made the fabric extremely soft and incredibly durable. An extra long staple fibre like found in Egyptian Cotton will made the fiber alligned in a uniform and create a luster and silky feel on the fabric surface. So Egyptian Cotton is widely use in luxury bedding product.
 
  • Pima / Supima Cotton
​​​Pima Cotton is the long staple cotton that grown in United States of America. Supima is a registered trademark for Pima Cotton. It is also known for durability and strength.
 
  • Combed Cotton
Cottons were harvested in random length of fiber. It has short and long. A combing process is line up all fiber next to each other in the same direction, an aligned fibers were combed by an extremely fine brushes in order to remove all remaining impurities and short fibers so left only long and durable fiber before weave into yarn.  This process will make approximately lost of 15% - 20% initial cotton, and more time consuming process, hence the price of Combed Cotton is higher than normal raw cotton.
 
  • Cotton
Cotton Fiber comes from cotton plants. It is soft, fluffy, durable and is widely produced natural fiber in the world. The earliest found evidence of the use of cotton dated to 5500 BC.  Cotton has proven the most friendly fiber to human since many many centuries ago.
 
  • 50/50 Cotton or TC 
50/50 Cotton is made by 50% Cotton and 50% Microfibre. This fabric is popular among homestay or budget friendly hotel. This fabric carry the cotton characteristic but less wrinkle and easy iron after wash. Hence it is widely use in hospitality industry. Furthermore it has a longer wash cycle than 100% Cotton.

Type of Weave
  • Percale​
Percale is a plain weave. This type of weave is lightweight and tighly woven to producing soft and smooth finish.
 
  • Sateen​
Sateen is a type of weaving technique. Many people are confusing Sateen as Satin. It is type of weaving that vertical threads more than horizontal threads. Hence it's producing exceptional soft, smooth and lustrous finish like silk. Sateen weave fabric has front and back finish. Front is more luster or shine, while the back is matte, non-shine side. 
 
  • Flannel
Flannel is a soft woven fabric and was woven loosely. It may be brushed to raise the the fine fibres (hairs) to make the fabric softer and pliable.

 
Thread Count

Thread count on bed linen fabric is referring to the number of threads woven in a Square inch. The numbers were counted on both lenghtwise (warp) and widthwise (weft) threads. For instance, a 100 lengthwise threads woven with 100 widthwise threads in an area of 1 (ONE) square inch, we will call it as 200 Thread counts or 200 Thread per sq. inch in full.


Is A Good Quality Bed Linen Solely Look At Number of Thread Counts ?

No doubt, a higher thread count is associated with being more softer, stronger and more luxurious. However, there is a misconception that a high thread count is totally synonymous with quality of the sheet. As the quality of the sheet can also be determined by the quality of the yarns, finishings and dying process.

For example, Luxez's Luxury Series is crafted by using 100% Ultra fine and long staple Cotton Sateen. It giving a silky soft finish
 which most luxury hotel or villa and B&B asked for. Thread count in general will be used to associate with the quality of the bed sheet, but it needs to combine with superior quality yarns, finishings and dying technique to complete the entire master-piece.

Microcotton (Cotton Mix) vs. 100% Cotton

What is Microcotton a.k.a Cotton Mix? Microcotton to tell that the fabric has a mix of 50% Cotton and 50% Microfibre (Man-Made Fibre). Both Microcotton and 100% Cotton remain the top two choice among hotels, villas and B&B Operators for two different reasons.

Microcotton, a blend of durable microfibre and luxurious cotton, it's preferred in hospitality industry due to it's relatively easy-care, meaning little to no ironing is necessary to still maintain a crisp finish. This fabric composition is known for being incredibly long-lasting, withstanding the rigours of repeated use, laundering and drying. No doubt it's a great choice for commercial use purpose.

For example, Luxez's Cotton Mix Series has benefits of maintaining it's luxury looks with relatively low maintenance in laundering, ironing and drying. At it's super durable which withstand repeated wash not less than 350 washes !!!

Cotton, on the other hand is often a popular choice due to it's luxury feels and benefits that follow. 100% Cotton linen is using all natural bred materials making it a great choice for guest with sensitive skin. It's also favoured due to its ability to retain its softness, breathability and durability wash after wash due to it's exceptional natual materials of the fabric.

However cotton also has a reputation of being relatively high maintenance in terms of laundering, drying and ironing time compared to microcotton. 



Bed Linen Measurements

Due to variances of fabric and style, we carry some most common size like Super Single, Queen, King and Super King (Limited Models). Hospitality linen tens to be more generous in size, because most hotel bed dressing like to tuck in their duvet cover under mattress to create a tidiness and clean feel to guest first walk in their room. Thus, don't get shock if you find some of our duvet cover is way larger than retail measurement.


All natural fibre like Cotton is favoured for shrinkage when washing, therefore we try to accomodate this specifically in our sizing. High temperature and prolonged tumble dry will make fabric fibre shrink, try set your washing temperature between 40 - 60 degree celcius. Always remember do not overdry your linens.


Made for Hospitality

We know that bedding product within a hospitality environment has to withstand far more rigours than retail bedding products. That's why all our bed linen, duvet, pillow, mat, and towel is made to last, good colour fastness, and remain in good condition even after repeated washes.

Our bed linen start from 250 thread counts to 400 thread counts, duvet and pillow froom Microfibre to Goose Downs Feather, 100% Cotton Towel from 450 grams to 600 grams. All these are made to last in hospitality environment. Neither hospitality or residence use, there are definitely made to last. 


 


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