Why is Cotton Popular as a Bed Linen Fibre?

Cotton fabric is often considered synonymous with comfort. Curling up in bed with cotton bed sheets after a long day can offer relaxation and a sense of solace. Aside from its soft feel, cotton has other properties that make it ideal for bedding. Before we go into details about these properties, let’s learn more about this well-loved fabric’s substance and story.

What is Cotton?


Cotton is derived from the fibres surrounding the small seeds of cotton plants, also called cotton bolls. The cotton plant is a shrub that belongs to the Mallow family - meaning the fluffy, soft fabric we know and love is related to the fluffy, soft sweets we know as marshmallows. This organic fabric is one of the most popular textiles in the world and is widely used in fashion and home linens.

Many researchers believe that cotton has been around for about 6,000 years.

Arab traders and other European explorers contributed to spreading its cultivation and use throughout history. The development of modern weaving machines and factories also made cotton fabric more affordable and accessible to the mass market.

Today, cotton makes up over 24% of all the fabrics made in the textile industry.


Bedding-friendly Properties of Cotton

Aside from it being ultra-comfortable because of its long fibres and fine threads, the cotton fabric also has the following features that make it the best choice as a bedding material.


Cotton is an organic fibre that enables easy airflow. It's high air permeability and porous fibres allow air to move through, making it a light and airy material.


It also has excellent moisture-wicking properties. It absorbs moisture and then brings it to the surface, where it can easily evaporate. While other types of fabric trap moisture, cotton wicks it away from the body and allows air to circulate through the fabric’s weave.


Because of its structure, fibre properties, and large surface area, cotton easily lets heat escape- making it a cooling fabric perfect for hot and humid weather. This is also why many people prefer cotton clothing.


Cotton sheets have a luxuriously soft texture which gets softer with every wash. The cloud-like feel makes bedtime the highlight of your day. You can also get pre-washed cotton sheets for added softness.


Cotton fibres can easily carry more than their weight (around 25x). It has high resistance against wear and tear and high temperatures when wet.


Cotton sheets are easily blended with other fabrics like polyester, linen, bamboo, or even silk. Cotton fibres combine especially well with other organic fibres to offer a blend of the best properties, like added strength, bacteria resistance and better durability.


Common Bedding Options for Cotton

Aside from bed sheets, cotton fabric is also ideal for pillowcases, quilt covers, toppers, cotton-fill quilts, and pillows.

Unravelling Some Cotton Facts

Organic Cotton

Organic cotton simply means that no chemical or synthetic material is used to cultivate and process the cotton plant fibres to create the fabric. Its manufacturing has a much lower environmental impact than traditional methods of cotton farming & processing.

Egyptian Cotton

Egyptian cotton is made from cotton plants exclusively grown in Egypt, specifically along the fertile Nile Delta, cultured by a unique climate and rich soil. It has exceptionally fine fibres, longer and stronger than traditional cotton, making it a highly luxurious fibre for sheets.

Cotton’s Cooling Effect

Cotton’s morphology of hollow fibres allows it to be highly permeable for air to move through, absorb moisture, and let it evaporate quickly. This gives the fabric a cooling effect.


Luxury You Can Afford

Luxury doesn’t have to be beyond your budget. Thanks to modern technology, cotton fabric is made available worldwide, giving everyone access to comfortable material for bed sheets, pillows, comforters, and quilts. It’s a staple in modern living that promotes rest and wellness alongside practical value.