Luxury hotel-quality bed linen for your home
Most people cite overnight stays in luxury hotel beds as the ultimate sleeping experience. A bed so comfortable and bed linen so heavenly that you don't want to get out. Egyptian Cotton is considered one of the highest quality and most luxurious raw materials for textiles in the world. For this reason, it is a popular choice for bed linen in five-star hotels.
With DOUXE's bed linen, you can also enjoy this luxurious hotel quality at home. Egyptian cotton is perceived as soft and durable . DOUXE bed linen is made with 100% certified Egyptian Cotton.
What is Egyptian cotton?
Egyptian cotton differs from other types of cotton in that it is wonderfully soft to the touch and long-lasting. Egyptian cotton comes from the Gossypium Barbaden variety of cotton and is characterised by having one of the longest natural threads in the world. These long threads make for flexible and unbroken yarn Egyptian cotton is therefore extra strong, very durable and feels very soft.
What is the secret of Egyptian cotton?
The unique climate
The climate, fibre and production process create Egyptian cotton's unique softness and superior quality. As the name suggests, Egyptian cotton comes from... Egypt! The fibres used for Egyptian cotton can only grow in a specific climate. The Nile Delta, with its moist, rich soil, many hours of sunshine and cool nights provides the perfect habitat for this. This enormously fertile area gives the cotton plants ideal growing conditions and provides them with a constant supply of nutrients. As a result, the fibres in the plants grow harder and, more importantly, longer.
The long fibres
That extra-long fibre is what distinguishes Egyptian cotton from ordinary cotton. In fact, this (extra) long fibre is a super strong and unimaginably soft fibre. The longer the fibre grows, the thinner and smoother it becomes. Various steps in the production process then provide the ideal conditions for a top-quality, soft and pure end product. Egyptian cotton is hand-picked, so the cotton fibres are chosen with great care and are less likely to break down. This ultimately has a positive effect on the quality of the cotton. The cotton fibres are then combed, removing loose fibres and particles. Then the cotton is spun into yarn without any impurities. A very important process. Cotton that is not properly spun contains impurities that remain visible in the fabric of the final product. Over time, these impurities detract from the quality of the material and the fabric starts to pill. The quality of the fabric further depends largely on the quantity of threads used.
The refined production process
Egyptian cotton, like champagne, does not have a 'seal of approval' that you can earn. There is therefore widespread abuse by producers who label their cotton as Egyptian cotton but do not offer the quality and benefits of pure Egyptian cotton. The Egyptian Cotton Association ensures the authenticity of Egyptian cotton by verifying all products claiming the label Egyptian cotton with a 'DNA certification process'. Needless to say, all Egyptian Cotton products from DOUXE are 100% DNA certified and can therefore bear the Egyptian Cotton™ trademark.
What makes our Egyptian cotton bed linen hotel quality?
DOUXE is originally a hotel brand supplying the finest hotels. Our team of young professionals knows what's up when it comes to sleeping. We take inspiration from international leading hotels and use the finest, natural materials such as 100% Egyptian cotton. It is our mission to bring the true hotel feel to your home and provide you with a heavenly sleep experience.
Many manufacturers add softeners that make products look nice and soft at first glance, but feel coarse and rough after just a few washes. With Egyptian Cotton, it is exactly the opposite. With each wash, Egyptian Cotton actually becomes softer and more supple. DOUXE Egyptian Cotton bed linen is made in Portugal and produced from 100% certified Egyptian Cotton. With this premium quality, DOUXE bed linen offers a lasting ultimate five-star feeling. A good night's sleep is in store with these beautiful duvet cover sets. Tested many times in the best hotels.
Why Egyptian cotton?
For many centuries, Egyptian cotton has been known as the best cotton in the world. The soft and strong quality of bedding made from Egyptian cotton can be felt instantly and distinguished like no other. The length of the fibre of Egyptian cotton allows the finest yarns to be made without sacrificing the strength of the yarn. This makes the fabric firmer and makes your bedding last longer. Bedding made of Egyptian cotton contributes to a comfortable night's sleep and creates a luxurious look to the bedroom.
Certified Egyptian cotton
DOUXE bedding is produced in Portugal from certified Egyptian cotton. All DOUXE Egyptian cotton products bear the seal of the Egyptian Cotton Association. This label guarantees superior quality cotton grown in Egypt. It is the only cotton that is guaranteed to be hand-picked, this way the cotton stays stronger for longer, no matter how often you wash it.
Weaving techniques: Percal and Satin
Egyptian cotton can be worked in different ways, two popular weaving techniques are satin and percal. Opt for the lovely fresh and crisp feel of percal or, alternatively, the cosy, warm and silky feel of satin. DOUXE Egyptian cotton duvet cover sets are available in both varieties.
Percal Egyptian cotton
Percal has a 'simple' weave. This ensures it has a matt look and a cool, crispy feel. It is airy, it breathes and is moisture-absorbent. Ideal for summer or for people who get hot easily when sleeping.
Percal feels fresh and cooling and has a more casual look due to its matt finish. DOUXE's percal quality gets better with every wash. Advantages of percal include:
- The real 'crispy sheets' hotel feel;
- The breathability (cooling effect);
- Casual/matt look.
Satin Egyptian Cotton
Satin has a silky finish, making it super soft to the touch. The weave of satin is one thread above and three threads below. This gives the fabric a tighter weave, making it feel slightly heavier and a little warmer than percal. Satin linen is outstandingly soft and has a beautiful sheen. Advantages of satin include:
The fabric feels silky smooth;
- It is softer, heavier and warmer;
- The luxurious, shiny silk look;
- The supple property means the fabric will crease less after washing.
The quality of Egyptian cotton
With duvet covers, the 'Thread Count' (TC) is a good measure of quality. As a rule, the more threads the better the quality, the fabric feels softer and lasts much longer.
Thread Count (TC)
The quality of Egyptian cotton fabrics depends to some extent on the number of horizontal and vertical threads used per square inch (1 inch = 2.54 cm), known as 'Thread Count', or TC for short. The higher the TC, the finer the yarn and denser the fabric is. This benefits the quality of the fabric and also gives a softer luxurious fabric. Woven Egyptian cotton, regardless of the height of the TC, will always be softer and smoother than the average duvet cover.
The quality of Egyptian cotton fabrics depends to some extent on the amount of horizontal and vertical threads used per square inch (1 inch = 2.54 cm), known as 'Thread Count', TC for short. The higher the TC, the finer the yarn and denser the fabric is. This benefits the quality of the fabric and also gives a softer luxurious fabric. Woven Egyptian cotton, regardless of the height of the TC, will always be softer and smoother than the average duvet cover.
The advantages of Egyptian cotton are:
A fabric made of Egyptian cotton has an unparalleled luxurious and soft feel.
The fibres of Egyptian cotton are some of the longest threads in the world, giving you a beautifully even and durable fabric.
Egyptian cotton is good at absorbing moisture, contributing to a comfortable night's sleep.
Egyptian cotton brings the luxury hotel feel into your home.
Caring for your Egyptian cotton duvet cover set
- wash at a maximum of 40 degrees;
- do not use fabric softener or bleach;
- choose a gentle washing programme;
- air dry the fabric rather than tumble dry it;
- iron at a low temperature.