Educated Shopper: Buying Bed Linens
What’s the difference between a thread count and a weave? Does either really matter? We asked Sara Jonas of Three Sheets: A Linen Shop for tips to make outfitting your bed a breeze.
Natural vs. Synthetic
What advantages will natural fiber fills (such as duck and goose feather and down, wool, silk, and cotton) offer over synthetic fills? What advantages do synthetic fills offer?
Natural fills are soft, light, and comfortable. They are more breathable materials and will absorb moisture and then release it when “fluffed.” They also have a longer lifespan than synthetic fills and can last more than 10 years if cared for properly.
Synthetic fills are easy to care for. They can be machine washed and tumble dried, are ideal for children, and are great options for allergy sufferers.
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