When choosing bed linen sheets
we often face terms percale and sateen. Although we know they are different but what are the differences exactly? Do they matter a lot when choosing what bedding to sleep in? Both percale and sateen are simply two types of fabric that are often associated with bed linens and they differ only in the way that they are woven.
All the fabrics are woven using warp threads (the ones that run up and down) and the weft thread (the ones that run across). The arrangement of warp threads and weft thread determines what type of fabric we will have. So only this different arrangement is what makes percale and sateen two separate fabrics. (more…)