Bamboo Bed Linen for Restful Sleep

By , June 28, 2010 10:49 am

Get a Good Nights’ sleep with Bamboo Bed Linen

Your choice of Bed Linen can make a real difference to how well you sleep. Bamboo Bed Linen can help in many ways to give you a natural sleep.

Hypoallergenic

Firstly Bamboo Bed Linen is ideal for  allergy prone or sensitive  skin. 100% Bamboo threads are very fine and create a smooth and soothing fabric. As a natural product Bamboo Fabric is Hypoallergenic, dust mite resistant, biodegradable and totally sustainable.

Bamboo Anti-Fungal and Anti-Bacterial

Secondly Bamboo Plants contain a natural anti-fungal and anti-bacterial component – Bamboo Kuhn.

Breathable Temperature Control

Thirdly – 100% Bamboo is breathable and can actually help control your body temperature while you sleep. Bamboo fibre has millions of tiny micro-gaps and micro-holes that make it excellent at moisture absorption and ventilation. This unparalleled microstructure means that bamboo fibre has natural wicking capabilities . Keeping you cool in Summer and warm in Winter – comfort sleeping the year round.

Beautiful Sleeping Environment

Finally the beautiful texture of Bamboo Bed Linen is soft and silky to the touch and creates a beautiful and restful sleeping environment.

For more information on 100% Bamboo Bed Linen Please Click Here

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How to wash Bamboo Bed Sheets

By , June 24, 2010 2:33 pm

Washing and Caring for Bamboo Bed Linen

Bamboo is a fantastic fabric with many useful properties. Bamboo is softer, stronger and 3 times more absorbent than Cotton. It is very absorbent and efficiently wicks away moisture keeping you cool in Summer and warm in Winter. Bamboo Bed Sheets actually soften and become even more lovely to sleep in after several washes.Our Bamboo fabric has a thread count of 250 but is so soft it feels like a 400 + cotton , it weighs 150 gm per sq m.This is because the Bamboo thread is softer, smoother and stronger than cotton.

Naturally anti bacterial

It has  natural anti bacterial properties keeping your bed linen fresher for longer. Bamboo is a 100% sustainable resource.

 1.  Our bed linen is made from 100% Bamboo. We oversize our product by 3% to allow for shrinkage in the first wash.  

 2. Hand or machine wash at 40ºC with your normal detergent and conditioner.   

 3. Smooth out when taking out from the washing machine.

 4. Line Dry. If drying indoors we recommend part drying in the tumble dryer as the bamboo fabric is very absorbent and retains water.

5. Iron when dry with a steam iron for best results.

Caring for your Bamboo Bed Linen will keep it looking and feeling lovely as well as prolonging its useful life. For more information on 100% Bamboo Bed Linen. Please Click Here

Beautiful Bamboo Bed Linen

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Leather Bed Sheets and Bed Linen

By , June 24, 2010 9:39 am

Where can you find Handcrafted Leather Bed Linen?

If you are searching for Leather Bed Linen you will find that there are very few places in the world where you can buy them.

Beware of Goat or Deer Leather

You  may find some offers of Leather Sheets made from a patchwork of small goat or deer hides. Both of these Leathers are too lightweight, small and thin to make a bed linen which will wear well and create a comfortable, flat sleeping surface. Such small skins require  a large number of seams which can be lumpy and uncomfortable to sleep on. We only manufacture from the very largest cow hides . Minimising seams.

Finest quality Leather , Hand crafted for a perfect fit

If you want to find Leather Fitted sheets, Leather Flat Sheets, Leather Duvet Covers and Leather  Pillow Cases in the finest soft Italian Leather with that fabulous smell of real Leather  you will find only one company worldwide who can offer you such a range.  Better still each piece of bed linen is made to your exact specifications so that you can be assured that your Leather Bed Linen will be a perfect fit.

Only the Finest Italian Leather

Between the Sheets have created a unique range of Leather Bed Linen which is unsurpassed. Made from the very finest Italian Leather selected by our leather experts for Softness, Smoothness, Size.  By carefully selecting only the largest hides available we keep seams to an absolute minimum. Moreover any seams are beautifully hand crafted to be extremely flat and smooth for maximum comfort.

Between the Sheets create bed linen for any size and shape of  bed and in a stunning range of colours for custom orders. To look at more information on this unique range Please Click Here

Leather Bed Sheets

Handcrafted Leather Bed Linen

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Bed Linen for Unusual Sized Beds

By , June 23, 2010 9:36 am

Hard to Find Bed Linen

Owners of non-standard size beds often find that they have difficulty finding bed linen to fit. Outside of standard single, double or king size  or super king size many bedding stores both in the high street and online fail to deliver.

A bewildering range of Bed sizes

Bed manufacturers now supply beds in a bewildering range of sizes and with very varying mattress depths. Customers looking for a specific bed to meet their needs have never beeen better served. Unfortunately the bed linen industry has been very slow to respond to the change in bed sizes.The vast majority of bed linen sold in stores and online is manufactured  in the Far East and so importers only order the most common sizes for their market. If you have a unusual size bed finding bed linen to  fit properly can be a real challenge.

Correct Sized Bed Linen – For any Size or Shape Bed Linen

Happily there is a manufacturer who can supply customers with correctly sizes bed linen for their bed – whatever the size. Between the Sheets have been manufacturing Bed Linen in the UK since 1992 and selling to customers worldwide. Between the Sheets bed linen is hand crafted by our expert seamstresses in our UK factory from the finest luxury fabrics. We understand all the bed sizes worldwide and will custom make if  your bed isn’t in a huge range of bed linen we manufacture and stock as standard such as bed linen for Eastern and Californian King Beds and Euro King and Super King beds.

Bed Linen for any unusual Bed Size or Shape – made in the UK

We manufacture  fitted sheets, flats sheets, pillowcases as well as non standard duvets and duvet covers plus special bed dressings and comforters that will all enchance and complement your bed perfectly! Check out our ranges  – Click Here to View

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Bed Linen for Round Beds

By , June 23, 2010 8:41 am

Round Bed Linen is hard to find

In recent years  Round Beds have been gaining in popularity as people look for that special look for their bedroom. Many bed companies worldwide have introduced their take on the round bed. Even Ikea began selling a version – since discontinued . The problem that proud owners of new round beds soon found however was that bed linen for round beds is virtually unobtainable. High Street stores completely fail to stock bed linen for round beds and very few companies offer bed linen for round beds even online.

A unique range of Round Bed Linen

Between the Sheets are delighted to offer a unique range of Duvets, Pillows,  Duvet Covers and Bed linen in our exotic fabrics specifically designed to enhance your Round bed. All the Round bed linen has been cleverly designed specifically for round beds ensuring sleeping comfort. 
This hard to find bed linen is exclusive to Between the Sheets. We manufacture our unique range of bedding  for Round Beds in the UK and produce bed linen for any size of round bed with any mattress depth.

Bed Linen to fit your bed correctly

Between the Sheets Fitted sheets are elasticated all the way round.  Duvet covers and Pillow cases are designed with special rounded corners to properly   fit your round bed.

For more information on Round bed Linen Please Click Here

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Valances – Selecting the Correct Valance

By , June 21, 2010 2:41 pm

Choosing the correct valance for your bed.

A valance is the perfect way to  finish dressing your bed. There are four main types of Valance and choosing the correct valance for your type of bed is important. We have listed the four valance types below along with some pictures to clearly illustrate the differences. If you have any more queastions just click here to go to our site.

Hook and Loop Valance

 Hook and loop (Velcro style) Valances are ideal for wooden beds and other frame beds.  Hook and loop is supplied to stick to the underside of the bed frame and the valance has Hook and loop attached and simply attach to the frame.

Velcro Valance for Frame Beds

Platform Valance

Perfect for divan beds. Valances can be simply laid over the bed base beneath the mattress. These platform Valances always drape beautifully and remain firmly in place.

Platform Valance or Divan Bed

Split Corner Valance

The perfect valance for metal framed beds and four posters.

Split Corner Valance

Collar Valance

The Collar valance simply tucks between the mattress and the bed base. Ideal for those with a heavier mattress.

Collar Valance

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Buying a Mattress, what you need to know.

By , June 21, 2010 9:53 am

Selecting and Buying a new mattress

The life of a Bed Mattress is approximately 10 years. After that time even very good quality mattresses will begin to deteriorate and fail to give the support necessary for comfortable and refreshing sleep. The cost of a new mattress is substantially less than a new bed so it makes good sense to go for a replacement mattress. There are 3 main tyes of mattresses available.

Open spring mattress

The most widely used springing system worldwide. The mattress has a firm edge, Border rod or wire gives and helps retain its shape. Sides are usuallymachine stitched.

Pocket spring mattress

More luxurious than the open spring mattresses and a lot heavier. Pocket Sprung Mattresses are constructed with many small springs(600 – 1000) housed in separate fabric pockets.
Springs work independently to respond to individual body weight. These mattresses require regular turning to ensure even wear on the springs. They are heavy so these mattresses are not suitable  for those people who would find turning a heavy mattress a challenge.These mattresses are usually stitched  by hand do that the sides have strong, stable edges.

Memory Foam

The sleepers Body heat reacts with the foam to soften it. The mattress then moulds and re-moulds to the sleepers’ contours.They provide excellent support and enables natural movement during sleep. They help to  align spine horizontally when lying on your side and so maintain correct posture.They are Hypo-allergenic with anti-microbial properties. To distribute the wear evenly rotation is necessary occasionally.

Some people find turning and moving on a Memory Foam mattress difficult. A simple sollution is to use a Satin Sheet on the bed. Satin has a slidy surface which reduces friction and makes turning mcuh easier. More information on Satin sheets can be found here.  Satin Sheets for ease of movement

How to select a mattress

Measure the size of your bed frame and determine what size mattress you need.
Single bed mattresses measure 99 x 190 cm  (36 x 75 inches ). 
Double Bed mattresses measure137 x 190 cm  (54 x 75 inches)
King sized mattresses measure 153 x 203 cm  (60 x 78 inches ).
 Super King sized mattresses measure 180 x 200 cm (72 x 78 inches)
For all UK, US, Euro Bed Sizes  take a look at our bed size page Click Here to View

Selecting your Mattress

Decide what type of mattress is best for you by visiting a mattress showroom and testing out all the different types of mattresses. For those who want a firm bed that is still comfortable,
 a pillow top mattress can provide a layer of softness on top of an already firm mattress.Memory foam mattresses tend to be firm but will mould to the shape of your body,
 offering individualized support. If you do not suffer from any back or neck problems, you can choose a mattress that’s as soft as you’re comfortable with.

Reducing Back Pain with the correct Mattress

 Firm mattresses are often recommended for people with back problems, though often a medium-firm mattresses is better for people suffering from lower back pain.If you suffer from any discomfort in your back, consult a doctor or osteopath to help you select the best mattress for your condition.Do your mattress testing in a store that has a wide variety of brands in their  showroom display, ranging from soft to firm, so you can test all your options before making a decision.Lie on any mattress you are seriously considering for at least 15 minutes.  The longer you test the mattress the better an idea you will have of how good your night’s sleep will be.

Tips

Comparison shop. Mattresses are available in a variety or price ranges,and it pays to check  online as well as shops.If a mattress feels good to you, lie on your back and try to slide your hand under your lower back. If it slides in easily, the mattress may be too firm and may create discomfort in your neck, back and shoulders.

If rolling over on the mattress takes a great deal of effort, the mattress may be  too soft for you.

If moving around on the mattress has any spring noise, it indicates that the mattress is poorly constructed and should  be rejected.

Mattress Depth

Standard mattresses are 20cm (8″) deep. In recent years mattresses are becoming much deeper. The trend to having mattress toppers as an accessory adds to the depth. This is fine and means greater sleeping comfort. But – where can you find fitted sheets that are the correct  size for these deeper mattresses  and fit properly?   Most high street and online retailers only stock 8″ or 10″ deep fitted sheets.

Deep fitted sheets

UK based Between the Sheets manufacture and supply deep fitted sheets for any size or depth of mattress. They offer fitted sheets for mattresses up to 35cm 14″ deep as standard and will custom make fitted sheets for any size or shape bed you wish.

Check out or ranges of Luxury Bed Linen. Please Click Here to View

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Overheating in bed? Try Bamboo Bed Linen

By , June 17, 2010 12:36 pm

Reduce Overheating in Bed

Overheating in bed or “Night Sweats” is a common condition affecting up to 40% of people  from time to time. The causes of night sweats are very varied and for most people are an occasional inconvenience. But for many it is a regular problem which can cause discomfort and interfere with sleep.

Many people get some relief by sleeping in bed linen made from Natural fibres such as Pure Silk.  Silk’s  natural structure is very effective at absorbing moisture and wicking it away from the body keeping you cooler whilst you sleep.

Bamboo the New Fabric

Now there is a new fabric which surpasses even Silk in it’s ability to keep you cool at night. Bamboo has superb properties of moisture absorbence and wicking . 100% Bamboo Bed Linen is the most effective bed linen to help combat night sweats. 

Breathable Fabric

 Breathable with temperature control. Bamboo fibre has millions of tiny micro-gaps and micro-holes that make it excellent at moisture absorption and ventilation. This unparalleled microstructure means that bamboo fibre has natural wicking capabilities . Keeping you cool – comfort sleeping the year round.

From Plant to Super Soft Fabric

It may seem unlikely that the woody plant  that we all know can make a luxurious, soft fabric but it does!
It is produced in a similar way to other natural plant based fabrics. The plant material is pulped releasing the cellulose and the natural antibacterial properties of the Bamboo. The pulp is then refined,  spun into a soft yarn and woven into fabric of luxurious quality.

To learn more about Bamboo Bed Linen Click Here

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Pillow Cases – all the Sizes Available Worldwide

By , June 17, 2010 11:22 am

Searching for Larger or Unusual Sized Pillow Cases

We are always getting contacted by customers who have bought some new Pillows in a larger than normal or  a continental size and then find that they can’t find pillowcases to match.

Pillow Cases in the UK and US

The UK standard Pillow Case is 50 x 75cm or 19″x 29″.Widely used in the UK and the US this is fine on a Standard single or Double Bed but is really too small on a UK King, Euro King or US Queen bed or larger.
The ideal pillow case for the larger bed is a King or Waterbed Pillow Case as it is sometimes known. This is 50 x 91cm or 19″ x 36″.

A new shape pillow which has been designed for support to the head whilst sleeping – The Contour – is yet another size at 41 x 20cm  or 16″ x 23″.

Pillow Cases in Europe

There are four main sized Pillow Cases widely used in Continental Europe. They are  65 x 65cm, 65 x 100cm, 40 x 80cm and 80 x 80cm. The most popular really does vary from Country to country with 80 x 80cm the norm in Germany and 65 x 65cm in France

Pillow Cases Worldwide

Around the world many of the Pillow Cases Sizes mentioned are in common use. Not surprizingly it rather mirrors the old empires as to which pillows and so pillowcases are in common use in each country.

Between the Sheets make Pillow Cases for all Pillow Sizes

In this Globalised world it is surprizingly difficult to find pillow cases for your pillows if they are not common in your country. Happily at Between the Sheets we manufacture and stock all the Pillow Case sizes mentioned and if your pillow case or bolster is an an unusual size  we can make for those too.

We can even supply rounded corner pillow cases for round beds!

You can find all the pillow cases described in this blog by Clicking Here

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Bed Linen in Natural Pure Mulberry Silk

By , June 16, 2010 1:50 pm

Why choose Pure Mulberry Silk for Bed Linen

Silk is a natural protein based fibre containing 18 amino acids, the same building blocks of human skin. The silk protein fibres are strong and resistant to stretching and they have strong peptide bonds which will not break. Silk’s good absorbency makes it comfortable in warm weather. Its low conductivity keeps warm air close to the skin during cold weather. Silk’s elegant, soft luster and beautiful drape makes it perfect for bed linen.

Silk Bed Linen 19 Momme 400 Thread Count

Silk fibres have a triangular cross section with rounded corners. This allows light to hit at many different angles, so silk is a bright fibre and has a natural shine. It has a smooth, soft texture that is not slippery, unlike many synthetic fibres. Our silk is of the very highest quality and weight, woven with a Satin finish for that exquisite gloss finish, silky softness and beautiful drape . Ours is the finest quality 100% Pure Mulberry Silk, 19 momme & 400+ thread count.

Ideal for Skin and Hair

Pure Silk Sheets are excellent for people with sensitive skin and allergy problems. Many people use Pure Silk  Pillow Cases as they are beneficial in preventing the formation of wrinkles and keeps your hairstyle looking its best. Hair and skin slide over silk  unlike cotton based fabrics which catch and pull.

Judging Silk Quality

There are many types of Silk and very many qualities. Our silk is 100% Pure Mulberry Silk. The finest there is. Our Chinese suppliers are expert in producing beautiful silk fabrics in a stunning range of colours. An excellent weight for bed linen is 19 momme.Mommes (mm) is a unit of weight traditionally used to measure the density of silk. Only 400+ thread count is suitable for bed linen. Beware of very cheap Silk Bed Linen. It sould easily be a Silk/Cotton mix or you will even find Man-made fibres being sold as Silk. You can test with a lghted match. Real silk burns and smells a little like burning hair, man-made fabrics will burn and melt!

For more information on Silk Bed Linen Please Click Here

Pure Mulberry Silk Bed Linen

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