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Size Guide

Bed Size Fitted Sheet Flat Sheet Duvet Cover Quilt Blanket Duvet Insert
Twin 39 x 75 x 18 71 x 98 70 x 92 70 x 92 70 x 92 70 x 90
XL Twin 39 x 80 x 18 71 x 104 70 x 92 70 x 92 70 x 92 70 x 90
Full 54 x 75 x 18 86 x 98 90 x 94 90 x 94 90 x 94 90 x 94
Queen 60 x 80 x 18 94 x 104 90 x 94 90 x 94 90 x 94 90 x 94
King 78 x 80 x 18 112 x 104 108 x 94 108 x 94 108 x 94 108 x 94
Cal King 72 x 84 x 18 112 x 104 108 x 94 108 x 94 108 x 94 108 x 94
Bed Size Pillowcase Sham
Standard/Queen 20 x 28 20.5 x 28.5
King 20 x 36 20.5 x 36.5

Long Staple Cotton. What is it and why should I care?

July 4th, 2018 ● Education

There are two broad groups of cotton; long staple cotton and shorter staple cotton, also known as Upland cotton.

 

Long staple cotton yields extraordinary long, silky fibers, and is known for its superior strength and uniformity.  Long staple cotton is the best for weaving high quality bed linen fabrics, and it is what we at Bokser Home use to manufacture all of our sateen and percale sheets and duvets.

 

Long staple cotton is grown in limited quantities and, according to the International Trade Center, currently represents about 3% of global cotton production

Is long staple cotton something you should care about?

 

Yes!

 

It may not sound all that thrilling but when long staple cotton is used to make bedsheets, it produces sumptuous, silky sheets that become softer with each wash.  When cotton fiber is woven into yarn the end of each fiber sticks out of the yarn.  If long staple cotton is used to create the yarn, there are significantly less ends of each fiber to stick out leaving you with a much softer luxurious fabric.  The more ends (short staple) the rougher/scratchier the fabric (think burlap bag…a bit of an exaggeration but gives you the gist of the feeling *scratchy*).

 

Fabrics made with long staple cotton tend to feel luxurious and also stay that way for longer.  It contributes to the fabric strength, so sheets made with long staple cotton tend to fray less, get less wrinkly, and even hold the fabric dye better (so less fading over time).

 

To cut costs, many sheets on the market are produced using short-staple cottons, or cotton blends. The price of these sheets may look attractive, but what the consumer gets in the end is a sheet that is not as comfortable, has a shorter lifespan, and overall just not the quality of sheets we think you should own.

Long staple cotton is grown in limited quantities and, according to the International Trade Center, currently represents about 3% of global cotton production

At Bokser Home, we don’t believe that you should have to pay a luxury price or sacrifice quality to have the very best sheets, so that’s why we use long staple cotton exclusively in our production.

 

Our goal is to provide you with the best valued, most comfortable and stylish sheets on the market.  A good sheet should feel soft and smooth to the hand and be associated with words like lustrous, plush, natural, soothing, and strong.

 

We want you to love your bedding, and we believe long staple cotton produces the best bedding.  Try our sateen or percale sheets and let us know what you think.

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