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Absorbency- Absorbency is the ability of a fabric to take in and hold moisture, which is especially important for towels. The more absorbent a towel is, the faster you dry off after a bath or shower. Egyptian, Turkish, pima, Supima® and organic cottons are renowned for their high absorbency, as are bamboo fibers. Maecenas at diam at nunc commodo aliquet. Sed et arcu vitae felis egestas feugiat. Donec condimentum ante ut ipsum vestibulum non molestie libero cursus.

Accent Pillow- An accent pillow is a square, round or cylindrical pillow that accentuates, enhances and ties together colors, patterns, fabrics and themes in a room. Accent pillows are beautiful on anything from beds to sofas to benches.

Appliqué- Appliqué is a time-honored technique in which pieces of fabric are sewn or embroidered onto a foundation fabric to create designs. It is accomplished by hand or machine stitches.

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Baffles- A construction used in a comforter where interior walls or “baffles” are sewn-in to allow the down fill to loft and insulate. The top and bottom piece of fabric are not stitched together, but have baffle walls inbetween. Baffles optimize the comfort of down comforters, featherbeds and pillows. We use only baffle square/box construction in our baffled comforters which provides better loft and distribution of fill than standard open-pattern baffling.

Baffle Box Construction- See Baffles.

Bamboo- Often called the miracle fiber, bamboo is the world’s fastest growing plant and its most sustainable resource, with a long list of unique properties that make it ideal for bedding and towels.
Bamboo, the miracle fiber:

  • Soft as silk without the high cost or care
  • Superior breathability for year-round comfort
  • Extraordinary absorbency - three times more than cotton
  • Wicks away moisture
  • Long wearing
  • Antibacterial. Bamboo contains a naturally occurring anti-microbial agent, kun, that prevents bacteria from cultivating on it.
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Odor-resistant
  • Most sustainable resource on earth - no pesticides. Bamboo grows to a height of 75 feet in less than two months, without the need for harmful pesticides or chemicals. Once harvested, bamboo quickly regrows from the same root system, constantly renewing itself.


  • How does hard bamboo become soft as silk?

    Inside the tough bamboo cane are plant fibers that feel like a cross between silk and cashmere. The bamboo is cut and harvested and the pulp is separated into the fibers. These fibers are spun into threads, which are in turn woven into cloth. Once the bamboo has been woven into cloth it is dyed and made into various items, such as sheets and towels. Bamboo also easily blends with other fabrics such as cotton.
    Bath Rug- Bath rugs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and serve both decorative and practical purposes. From a style standpoint, bath rugs refresh the look of a bathroom without the expense and hassle of wallpapering, retiling or putting a new coat of paint on the wall. Together with coordinating towels, they complete a bath ensemble. From a functional point of view, they provide toe-curling softness and relief from cold, hard floors. After a bath, they help prevent slipping and water damage.

    Bath Sheet- Bath sheets are larger and more luxurious than standard bath towels, providing extra coverage after a bath or shower. They are perfect for those who like a huge towel to wrap up in.

    Batik- Batik is an ancient fabric-dyeing art originating in Indonesia, where wax is applied to areas where dye is resisted. The fabric (typically cotton or silk) is then immersed in dye, leaving the wax-free area drenched in color. The fabric is dried and then heated to remove the wax from the fabric. The process may be repeated several times to create intricate multicolored and blended patterns. The most popular batik patterns are flowers, plants, birds, animals, insects and geometric forms.

    Batting- Batting is the fluffy inner layer of a quilt or comforter which provides loft and warmth. It is typically made of cotton, wool or a synthetic fiber.

    Bed Rest Pillow- A bed rest pillow is a large pillow similar in look to the top section of a recliner, that has a cushioned back and short attached armrests. You can place it on the floor or on a bed so you have something soft to lean against while you are doing activities such as reading, studying or watching TV.

    Bedskirt- Bedskirts are decorative accessories that conceal boxsprings and drop all the way the floor. They fit under the mattress on top of the boxspring, and are used when the top of the bed cover, such as a bedspread or comforter, does not extend to the floor. Most bedskirts are ruffled or tailored. We offer detachable bedskirts so you do not need to remove your mattress to wash them. To determine the drop length needed, measure the height from the floor to the top of your boxspring. We offer both standard 14" and deeper 18" drop bedskirts. Bedskirts are also known as dust ruffles, because they fence in dust bunnies under the bed.

    Bedspread- Bedspreads are decorative bed coverings that fold over the pillows and drape all the way to the floor, concealing the mattress and boxspring. Bedspreads differ from comforters and coverlets in that they are longer and wider, and cover the entire bed. With little or no padding, they also tend to be less thick and fluffy than comforters and can be knitted, crocheted or made of various weaves (chenille, matelassé, etc.) to give them a simple, clean homemade appearance. Bedspreads are typically designed for standard beds, which have a drop of 21” from the top of the bed to the floor and 14” from the top of the boxspring to the floor. If a bed is higher than a standard bed, then a bedskirt can be added to finish the look.

    Blanket- A blanket is large rectangular piece of soft woven fabric that adds an extra layer of warmth and style to your bed. Blankets are sized to drop over the sides and bottom end of the mattress, extending slightly beyond the mattress depth. There are several difference types including wool, cotton, silk, cashmere, thermal, acrylic and warming (electric).

    Blend- A blend refers to a fabric made of two or more different fibers, with the predominate fiber always mentioned first. In blended weaves, two or more types of staple fibers are twisted or spun together. An example is cotton/polyester.

    Body Pillow- A body pillow is a long oversized pillow that gently supports your legs, back, arms and stomach during sleep or rest. It is designed to twist, bend or shape to the contours of your body so you can sleep comfortably in any position.

    Bolster- A bolster is a long cylindrical pillow or cushion typically placed at the head of the bed for head and back support as well as for decoration. Bolsters are also used on a chair or sofa. Also known as a neckroll. Bottom Sheet – See Fitted Sheet.

    Bouclé- Bouclé is a fancy novelty yarn suitable for upholstery that creates a looped or knotted texture. It is typically knit from wool, but can also be made of rayon, cotton, silk, linen and blends.

    Boudoir Pillow- A boudoir pillow is a small rectangular accent pillow, typically 12” x 16”, that brings height, fullness or pattern coordination to a bed. Also known as a breakfast pillow.

    Box Pleat- A box pleat is a tailored fabric fold formed by two creases facing in opposite directions, creating a look of fullness.

    Boxspring- A boxspring is a cloth-covered frame with rows of coiled springs that is placed under a mattress for support. Bedskirts and boxspring covers are ideal for concealing boxsprings when bed coverings do not reach all the way to the floor. Also called the foundation.

    Boxspring Cover- A boxspring cover is an elasticized cover, resembling a fitted sheet, that fully wraps around the boxspring. Typically made of a decorative fabric, it offers a cleaner, more contemporary look than a bedskirt, but it has no drop.

    Breakfast Pillow- See Boudoir Pillow.

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    Calendering- Calendering is a special finishing process which enhances the luster and smoothness of fabrics.

    Cambric- Cambric is a fine, lightweight, closely woven white cotton or linen fabric, noted for its crisp texture and wonderful sheen. It is ideal for intricate lace and needlework.

    Canvas- Canvas is a thick, strong, plainly woven fabric used in upholstery, handbags and a number of other items where durability is essential. It is typically woven of cotton, but can also be made from linen, jute and other fabrics.

    Cashmere- The most precious of all natural fibers, cashmere is the fine, downy-soft fleece of the cashmere goat, which is raised in the harsh high plateaus of Mongolia, Tibet and Kashmir (where the name is derived). Renowned for its weightless warmth, cashmere has a sensuous softness and a luxurious hand unmatched by any other fabric on earth. It comes naturally in white, gray and brown, but is easily dyed.

    Chambray- Chambray ("sham-bray”) is a fine, lightweight cotton or linen fabric in which white yarns are woven across colored yarns (i.e., white and colored warp).

    Channels- Channels are horizontal or vertical rows, created by sewing the top and bottom layers of a comforter together. They keep fill in place.

    Chenille- Prized for its softness and durability, chenille is thick and fuzzy with a pile that resembles a wooly caterpillar (“chenille” is French for caterpillar). Chenille is typically woven from cotton yarns, but can also be made of wool, silk or rayon. For generations, it has been a popular choice for rugs and bedspreads.

    Chevron- See Herringbone.

    Combed Cotton- As the name implies, combed cotton has been "combed" to remove short, uneven fibers and debris, resulting in longer, stronger and more lustrous cotton that is much less likely to pill. Combed cotton is perfect for weaving and is frequently used in premium-quality bedding and towels.

    Comforter- A comforter (also called duvet) is a padded bed covering that drapes over the mattress, reaching the top of the boxspring. The top and bottom are quilted together with a fill such as down or other fibers in between, making the comforter thicker, fluffier and warmer than a bedspread or coverlet. Most often, a comforter is used with a bedskirt to decoratively cover the boxspring and hang to the floor. Our comforters are made of only premium cotton and natural fabrics and are filled with premium down or down alternatives, such as wool, silk, cotton and synthetic fiber fills, for maximum loft and comfort. All our comforters have loops in the four corners and all our comforter covers have ties to secure in place to prevent shifting.

    Comforter Cover- A comforter cover (also called duvet cover) is used to decorate and protect a down comforter. It slips over a comforter like a giant pillowcase and secures with a button, tie or zipper enclosure at one end. All our comforter covers have ties to secure in place to prevent shifting.
    Why comforter covers?

  • Comforter covers protect your down comforter investment. They keep your comforter fresh and clean, eliminating the need to frequently wash it. That means your comforter lasts longer.
  • Comforter covers are easy to wash. They pop into the washer like a basic sheet.
  • Comforter covers change the feel of a room without having to buy a new comforter. They instantly dress up and transform the look of a comforter. Get several and create a different mood for each season.
  • Comforter covers eliminate the need for a top sheet in hotter weather, making it easier to make your bed.


  • What makes The Company Store comforter covers superior?

  • Supersize and oversize. Our supersize comforter covers are cut 4” wider and 10” longer on a Queen size compared to a traditional size, and have a generous 15” drop. This is ideal for deep or pillow-top mattresses. Our oversize comforter covers provide a solution for today's extra deep luxury mattresses. These are 8” longer on Queen and 10” longer on supersize King.
  • Premium cotton and natural fabrics. We use only the highest quality natural fabrics, including long-staple Supima® and Egyptian cottons, which are prized for their softness, luster and durability.
  • High single-ply thread counts. We offer up to 800 ultra-fine threads per square inch, all single-ply unlike many competitors who inflate thread counts with multiple-ply weaves.
  • Rich designs and a rainbow of colors for every mood
  • Stylish button closure
  • Cording- Cording is a narrow decorative cord sewn into fabric seams that provides a coordinating or contrasting edge to pillows and upholstery. Also called piping.

    Cotton- The most famous and widely used of all natural fibers, cotton is valued for its softness, breathability and absorbency. Cotton grows in the seed pod of the cotton plant and is easily spun into yarn. Its fibers range from ½" to 2¼" long. The longest staple fibers, including the Pima, Supima®and Egyptianvarieties, produce the highest quality cotton fabrics and are available in bedding and towels at The Company Store. A longer staple means less cotton fibers are needed in the weave; therefore, there are less ends to fray in the fabric so they are less likely to pill. Longer staples are also generally stronger than other short staple cottons.

    Coverlet- A coverlet is a lightweight bed covering that drapes over the mattress, reaching the top of the boxspring, making it an unpadded version of a comforter and a smaller version of a bedspread. Rather than covering the pillows like a bedspread, a coverlet usually has coordinating shams. Like a comforter, a coverlet is frequently used with a bedskirt to decoratively cover the boxspring and hang to the floor. Unlike a comforter, it has no fill.

    Crewelwork- Heavy decorative embroidery, typically done with wool yarns.

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    Damask- A traditional favorite, damask fabric is defined by its rich jacquard patterns, remarkable luster and reversibility. Damask is most often woven of cotton, silk or linen, and is usually tone-on-tone. “Damask” derives its name from the fine patterned fabric produced in Damascus (Syria) centuries ago.

    Diamond Stitch- Diamond stitching is a variation of square stitching in which diamonds are sewn through both sides of the comforter shell, preventing down or fill from shifting.

    Dobby Weave- A dobby weave is a decorative weave that creates distinctive accent borders of small geometric or floral patterns on towels or an all-over geometric, stripe or check pattern woven in fabric.

    Double-Down Pillow- A double-down pillow is pillow within a pillow in which one goose down chamber is wrapped around another, then covered in 201-thread count cotton twill. The outer layer provides a softness you sink into while the inner baffle provides medium support for back sleepers. It is made with 500 fill power goose down.

    Down- Down is the light, fluffy, insulating undercoat clustered beneath the feathers of geese and ducks which protects them from severe winter temperatures. Softer, lighter, loftier and warmer than any other material, down is ideal for insulating and maintaining an even body temperature in all climates.
    Down - Simply The Best

  • Mother Nature’s warmest, lightest and most efficient insulator - with superior loft and fill power. Each down cluster has thousands of tiny interlocking fibers that radiate from its core, creating air pockets that trap heat. This unique 3-dimensional structure provides maximum insulation and loft, trapping more air for its weight than any synthetic.
  • Unparalled softness and comfort. Unlike exterior feathers which have scratchy quills, down clusters contain only soft, fluffy filaments. And because down is both compressible and resilient, it easily conforms to your body, so you sleep more comfortably.
  • Exceptional breathability and moisture-wicking. Down has the marvelous ability to breathe, keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter, lifting moisture away from the body so you do not experience the clamminess often associated with synthetics.
  • Long-lasting and incredibly resilient. Down holds up better, lasting up to four times longer than synthetic fills. Scrunch it. Flatten it. All it takes is a good shake for it to fluff up and bounce back to form.
  • Machine washable. Unlike regular feathers which repel water and are therefore unwashable, down is fully washable.


  • Comparing down quality:

    All down is not the same. Down from geese is considered to be of a higher quality than that from ducks because geese are larger and, consequently, the down clusters are larger and softer and provide greater insulation. Down from larger geese and those that live in colder climates tend to offer more insulating power and better ability to loft. These features are reflected in a down's Fill Powerwhich measures the volume an ounce of down takes up. The higher the fill power, the better the insulating ability of the down and more warmth with much less weight. So, when comparing down comforters, fill power is a good measure of warmth and quality. The Company Store offers five types of down with varying fill powers (see Fill Powerfor more details). Your choice will depend on the climate, season and your sleeping preference. Our most luxurious down comes from select cold climate geese. 700-800 Fill PowerHungarian White Goose Down provides the warmest level with the lightest weight.
    Down Alternative- Down alternative fill is made of synthetic or natural fibers which mimic the lofting and warmth properties of down, without allergy worries. We offer two types of synthetic fills: Primaloft® microfibers and TCS® Down Free™ clusters, as well as natural fiber fills like wool, cotton & silk.

    Drop- Commonly used in bedskirt measurements, drop refers to the distance from the top of your boxspring to the floor. The standard drop on a bedskirt is 14", but the drop may range up to 21". Puddling occurs when a longer drop (usually over 18") is used which causes the fabric to bunch at floor level.

    Dust Ruffle- See Bedskirt.

    Duvet- See Comforter.

    Duvet Cover- See Comforter Cover.

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    Egyptian Cotton- A classification of cotton that is long-staple and has been highly prized for its silky softness, luster and strength since the days of the pharaohs. Originally grown in Nile Valley, but, now harvested in both Egypt and other locations.
    What makes Egyptian Cotton?

  • Long-staple cotton. Egyptian cotton fibers range from 1½" to 2¼". The extra-long length (about twice the size of typical cotton fibers) make it possible to spin the finest of yarns, resulting in incredible softness and luster without sacrificing strength.
  • Superior durability. The strength of Egyptian Cotton fibers make fabrics more solid and more resistant to stress.
  • Exceptional absorbency. The ability of Egyptian Cotton to readily absorb moisture makes it ideal for towels and gives fabrics deeper, brighter and more long-lasting colors.
  • Legendary softness. Not only is Egyptian cotton famous for its silky-soft hand, it gets softer and softer with each machine washing.
  • Luxurious sheen.
  • Perfect growing conditions. Grown only in Egypt, Egyptian cotton is harvested in the rich soils and favorable climate of the Nile Delta - a key to its long, strong, incredibly soft fibers.
  • Embroidery- Embroidery is the art of decorating fabric with a needle and thread or yarn. The stitching can be done by hand or machine.

    Euro Sham- A Euro sham is a large, square decorative pillow cover, typically 26”x26”, that is flanged (straight or ruffled) around the entire edge. The opening for the pillow is in the back. Euro pillows offer a great backdrop for a bedding ensemble and a good cushion for sitting up in bed.

    Extra-Deep Fitted Sheets- Extra-deep fitted sheets are made to accommodate today’s larger mattresses (up to 20” thick), such as pillowtop mattresses, featherbeds and toppers.

    Eyelet Embroidery- Eyelet embroidery is created by working ornamental stitches around tiny holes on fabric, producing an elegant lacy effect.

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    Fashion Stitch- Fashion stitches range from an open-style ring stitch to an intricate snowflake. The more detailed the pattern, the less the down will shift.

    Featherbed- Originating in Europe, featherbeds are feather-filled, pillow-like coverings that fit on top of the mattress and under the fitted sheet, and provide support for the entire body. The feathers are typically encased with a tightly woven, feather-proof fabric shell.
    Caring for featherbeds:
  • Gently shake new featherbeds and air them out for a few hours to allow the feathers to loft.
  • Rotate and flip them on a regular basis.
  • To fluff them, use a tennis racquet or baseball bat to even out the distribution if shifting occurs.
  • Featherbeds should be spot cleaned only.
  • Feathers- Feathers refer to the actual feathers on geese and ducks - as opposed to the soft, fluffy clusters of down found beneath them. Although flatter and less soft than down, feathers are light, durable and springy, with quills that provide excellent support. This makes feathers an essential support element in featherbeds, and medium and firm pillows.

    Fiber- Fiber is the most basic element in a cloth. It is composed of any thread-like tissue, natural or synthetic, that can be spun, woven, felted, knitted or knotted into a fabric. Cashmere, wool, silk and cotton are examples of natural fibers, while polyester and nylon are types of synthetic fibers.

    Fill- Fill is the material used to stuff bedding pieces, including comforters, pillows and mattress pads. Natural fibers such as down and synthetics such as polyester are examples of fill materials.

    Fill Power- Fill power is the measurement used to explain the quality and insulating value of Down. Specifically, fill power equals the total number of cubic inches of empty space that one ounce of down will fill. For example, one ounce of 800 fill power down fills 800 cubic inches of space. The higher the fill power, the better the down, meaning the down will loft more, trap more air, insulate better and provide greater warmth and comfort. A good quality down will usually have a fill power of at least 500. Below that level, the fill may contain a lot of feathers or small, damaged down clusters.
    The Company Store offers five types of down with varying fill powers. Your choice will depend on the climate, season and your sleeping preference.

  • Good
    Our most affordable down choice. 500-550 Fill Power TCS® Down provides soft, light warmth.
  • Better
    Preferred for its large clusters and high loft, 500-550 Fill Power Goose Down provides superior warmth that's wonderfully lightweight.
  • Best
    A higher-quality goose down with plump and resilient down clusters. 600-650 Fill Power Goose Down provides exceptional loft and warmth.
  • Supreme
    Outstanding white goose down with the largest, most resilient clusters. 600-650 Fill Power Hungarian White Goose Down provides maximum warmth with minimal weight.
  • Ultimate
    Our most luxurious down from select cold climate geese. 700-800 Fill Power Hungarian White Goose Down provides the warmest level with the lightest weight.
  • Firm Density/Side Sleeper Pillow- Firm pillows are specifically made to relax tension on the neck and shoulders while sleeping. These pillows are perfect for those who sleep on their side.

    Fitted Sheet- Fitted sheets (also called bottom sheets) are designed to cover and protect the mattress, and add a color base to your bedding ensemble. Our fitted sheets have elastic all the way around as opposed to only in the corners, to provide a snugger fit and prevent the sheets from slipping off. We also offer Extra-Deep Fitted Sheets for today’s larger mattresses.

    Flange- A flange is a decorative band of straight fabric that runs around a pillow sham, creating a formal, tailored look.

    Flannel- Renowned for its cozy softness and warmth, flannel is a woven cotton or wool fabric with a napped finish on one or both sides. Flannel undergoes a unique brushing process that lifts its fibers, creating a plush texture and tiny pockets that trap air for more insulating warmth. As a result, flannel is especially popular for bedding and apparel during the colder months. Flannel quality is measured in ounces (industry average is 4.1 oz.), as opposed to thread count. The higher the ounces, the better the flannel. The Company Store offers superior 5 oz. and 6-oz. flannel for a softer, warmer, more luxurious feel, and wonderfully smooth drape.

    Flat Sheet- The flat sheet (also called top sheet) lies between the fitted sheet and the bed cover, and can be tucked under the mattress at the sides and bottom. You sleep under the flat sheet, keeping the bed cover (comforter, etc.) clean.

    Fleece- Fleece is a soft, thickly napped knitted or woven fabric that provides exceptional lightweight warmth. The fabric is vigorously brushed, raising the fibers to create a soft fuzzy feel, and building air pockets to provide superior moisture-wicking and insulation. Fleece can be made of wool, cotton or synthetics. Microfleece is a dense, knitted anti-pilling fleece made of synthetic microfibers that are brushed less than a regular fleece, giving it a velvety soft texture and high capacity for warmth without the weight.

    Foundation- See Boxspring.

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    Gingham- Gingham is a casual checked or plaid fabric, plain-woven of cotton or synthetic fibers. Gingham checks use two colors (one is usually white), while gingham plaids use several colors.

    Grams per square meter (GSM)- Grams per square meter is the standard measurement for thickness of towels, abbreviated as grams/square meter at The Company Store. The higher the grams per square meter, the thicker and more absorbent a towel is. But keep in mind that a heavyweight towel will take longer to dry. Grams per square meter is also an important measure of quality, but its meaning is diminished if the fabric is not of high quality. We offer an array of towels from 600 grams per square meter on up, using only premium quality cotton or bamboo. Choose the one perfect for you...
  • Super-thick, super-absorbent
    Heavy weight 650-800 grams per square meter
  • Thick, absorbent, super-soft - the ultimate in luxury
    Medium weight 500-650 grams per square meter
  • Many competitors offer thin, lightweight, scratchy towels that fray and shrivel after a few washes. Don’t settle for less.
  • GSM- See Grams Per Square Meter.

    Gusset- Gussets are outer side walls on pillows, comforters, featherbeds and mattress pads that improve stability, strengthen seams, and provide additional support and loft.

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    Half and Half Pillow- A half and half is the perfect reversible pillow for two different densities. One half is 95/5 blend of feathers and down for firm support: the other half is TCS® down for gentle comfort. 201-thread count cotton twill cover.

    Hand- Hand refers to how a fabric feels to the touch (e.g., soft, silky or crisp) and its ability to drape.

    Hemstitch- A hemstitch is a small decorative stitch that creates an open-weave pattern along the border or hem. Hemstitching is commonly found on sheets and pillowcases, and adds a finished look.

    Herringbone- Herringbone is a regular, repeated zigzag pattern, created by reversing the twill weave. Also called chevron.

    Hypoallergenic- Hypoallergenic is used to describe items (e.g., fabrics and fill) that are designed to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Hypoallergenic fill is very unlikely to cause an allergic reaction and may help reduce the presence of dust mites; it can be either specially treated natural material like down or feathers, or synthetic material like polyester. The Company Store’s® down is meticulously cleaned and undergoes stringent tests to ensure that dust and other particles are eliminated.

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    Jacquard- Jacquard is an elaborate weaving process that raises and lowers yarns using a special jacquard loom (named after its creator Joseph Marie Jacquard). Jacquards come in a variety of patterns such as damasks, florals and geometrics, and are characterized by their remarkable intricacy and rich textural dimension. Natural or synthetic fibers may be used.

    Jersey Knit- Jersey is a plainly knit fabric, typically made of cotton, which feels as soft and stretchy as your favorite T-shirt, and gets even softer with each washing. Naturally breathable and wrinkle-resistant, jersey knit is especially popular for sheets and keeps you comfortable year-round.
    Our jersey knit bedding... like sleeping in your favorite tee, only better!
  • Softer and more substantial than our competitors. Gets even softer and more comfortable with machine washing.
  • Carefully knitted, not woven, for exceptional breathability. Warm in winter, cool in summer
  • Naturally stretchy and wrinkle-resistant. Goes right from the dryer to the bed, provides a wonderfully smooth drape.
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    Knee Wedge- A knee wedge pillow is designed to ease the strain on your back by elevating and supporting your knees.

    Knit- Knits are fabrics made from only one set of yarns, all running in the same direction. Some knits have their yarns running vertically and some horizontally. Knit fabrics are held together by looping the yarns around each other, creating ridges in the resulting fabric. Common knit fabrics are jersey and fleece.

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    Lace- Lace is a delicate openwork fabric, usually cotton or silk, with decorative patterns formed by a network of threads. Timeless and elegant, lace is used as a trimming for bedding and can be made by hand or machine.

    Latex- Latex is a natural or synthetic fiber that is commonly used in premium quality pillows and mattress pads because it creates support and comfort, and is antimicrobial and durable, among other marvelous properties. We use only 100% natural latex, which is harvested from the tropical rubber tree in a way that is similar to tapping a maple tree for syrup.
    What makes natural latex so special?
  • Conforms to contours. Instantly responds to your individual body shape.
  • Antimicrobial. Inhibits dust mites, mold and mildew from thriving.
  • Hypoallergenic.
  • Pressure relieving.
  • Exceptional durability. Latex can last as long as 15 to 20 years.
  • Linen- The world’s oldest textile, linen is woven from the fibers of the flax plant. Linen is stronger and more lustrous than cotton, and has a crisp hand. Like cotton, it is comfortable, breathable and highly absorbent, but wrinkles and shrinks easily unless treated or blended with other fabrics.

    Loft- Loft is the ability of down or an insulating fiber to return to its normal position after being compressed, and is measured by Fill Power. The higher the fill power, the more lofty the down, and the warmer the comforter.

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    Matelassé- Matelassé ("mat-le-say") is a jacquard double-cloth weave that creates a raised pattern, resulting in a quilted, puckered multidimensional look. This unique texture becomes richer with each washing. Matelassé is a centuries-old weaving technique and many of the world’s finest examples come from Portugal, where the art has been perfected. It is typically woven of cotton in a single color, and is popularly used in coverlets and bedspreads.

    Maternity Pillow- A maternity pillow consists of two pillows connected by a smooth center section that adjusts. One pillow supports the abdomen while the other pillow supports the lower back for comfort during every stage of pregnancy.

    Mattress Pad- Mattress pads protect the mattress, keep the fitted sheet in place, and add extra cushioning and support to the bed. They come in a variety of thicknesses and materials.
    Mattress Pad Buying Guide:

  • Thickness. Thicker pads tend to provide more cushion and support.
  • Material. We offer pads in a full range of natural fibers and the latest synthetics, including Cotton, Flannel, Fleece, Wool, Latex, Memory Foam and Primaloft®.
  • Special Properties. We offer pads that are water-repellent, allergen-free and heated.
  • Secure Fit. Our mattress pads fit snugly over your mattress with all around elastic to prevent slipping and sliding.


  • Your Mattress Is An Expensive Investment. Protect It:

    Mattress pads safeguard and extend the life of your mattress while adding an extra layer of comfort and support. If your mattress is tired and old, they can instantly revive it, saving you the cost of a whole new mattress. We offer a wide selection of mattress pads... choose the one right for you.
    Medium Density/Back Sleeper- Our medium density pillows are perfect for back sleepers because they allow the head and neck to rest at the most comfortable angle.

    Memory Foam- A breakthrough in sleep technology, memory foam has high-density, temperature-sensitive viscoelastic memory cells that conform to the contours of your body, reducing pressure points and providing unrivaled customized comfort. Memory foam molds to your shape by becoming softer in warmer areas where your body is making the most contact with the surface and remaining firmer in cooler areas where less body contact is being made. It is commonly used in mattress pads and pillows.

    Mercerization- Mercerizing is a special finishing process for cotton that enhances its luster, strength, drape and ability to retain colors.

    Merino- Originating from purebred Merino sheep, Merino is the finest of all sheep wools and is prized for its long, silky-soft fibers, lightweight warmth and breathability. Merino wool is a popular choice for luxury blankets.

    Microfiber- Microfiber is an ultra-thin synthetic fiber (finer than the most delicate silk) that has a soft, silky sumptuous touch, wonderful drape and exceptional durability. Microfiber feels virtually weightless, breathes like fabrics made from natural fibers and can be woven into dense covers that do not allow dust mites to escape and bother allergy sufferers. Microfiber can be made of acrylic, nylon, polyester or rayon.

    Microfleece- Microfleece is a dense, knitted anti-pilling fleece made of synthetic microfibers (finer than silk) that are brushed less than a regular fleece, giving it a velvety soft texture and high capacity for warmth without the weight.

    Mitered- A mitered corner is a neatly angled hem finish that hides raw seams.

    Momme- Momme measures the weight of silk, much as thread count is a measure of other fabric like cotton. The Momme scale ranges from 8 to 16, with higher Momme designating heavier silk.

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    Nap- Nap is a finishing process which raises the fibers, enhancing the warmth, softness and style of a fabric. Nap runs in one direction, creating a sculpted surface texture and making a fabric look and feel different when touched or viewed from different directions. Flannel, velvet and velour are examples of napped fabrics.

    Neckroll- See Bolster.

    Nylon- The first completely synthetic fiber produced, nylon is noted for its exceptional strength, resiliency, and wrinkle- and shrink-resistance. It is also easy to wash and quick to dry. As a result of these characteristics, nylon is often blended with wool and other natural fibers to improve their performance.

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    Oeko-Tex Standards- Oeko-Tex is an exacting procedure and certification system that tests for over 100 harmful substances, such as formaldehyde, during the manufacture of products. Items with the Oeko-Tex label are guaranteed 100% safe for your family as well as the environment.

    Organic Cotton- Certified by independent third parties, organic cotton is grown under highly controlled conditions without the use of herbicides, pesticides and other artificial chemicals, and is specially harvested to ensure sustainability and minimal environmental impact. Eco-friendly dyes are often used in conjunction with organic cotton to create a truly “green” product. Because organic cotton is completely natural and free of toxins, it is allergy-friendly. It is also softer and more durable than conventional cotton.
    Our organic home collection is healthier for you and healthier for the environment - the ultimate in eco-comfort and eco-style
  • Certified 100% organic cotton. Certified by internationally recognized boards, organic cotton is grown in fields that have not been treated with inorganic pesticides or chemicals for 3 years.
  • Eco-friendly and allergy-friendly - pesticide-free. Organically grown cotton is completely natural and free of pesticides, fertilizers and other hidden toxins. You can breathe easier and not worry about allergies or harming the environment.
  • Environmentally respectful dyes. Our product is minimally processed without harsh chemicals, and all dyeing and finishing meet strict Oeko-Tex standards.
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    Patchwork- A patchwork quilt is a form of needlework that involves sewing small pieces of cloth into patterns, called blocks, that are then sewn together to make a finished quilt top. These blocks are usually based on repeat patterns built up with different colored shapes such as squares or triangles.

    Percale- Commonly used in sheets, percale is a plain weave, where each yarn alternately crosses over and under another, creating a stronger, denser, crisper fabric. Percale resists pilling and gets an even crisper and cooler hand the more you wash it, making it ideal for warmer months. It can be made of cotton or a cotton/polyester blend and has a minimum 180-thread count. Our percale sheets are woven from pure 200-thread count cotton up to 400-thread count cotton, which is combed for extra softness.

    Pick- See Ply.

    Pile- Pile is the raised surface of a fabric, which is produced by upright loops or strands of yarn. Types of pile include looped (uncut), cut, knotted, tufted and woven.

    Pilling- Pilling of a fabric occurs when groups of short or broken fibers on the surface tangle together in a tiny ball called a pill. Pilling results from continuous rubbing of the fabric during normal use or improper laundering. Inferior (short-staple) cotton can also be a major factor. While pilling cannot be fully eliminated, it can be minimized by proper handling during washing. Use a slower agitation and a shorter wash cycle. And, remove the garment from the dryer as soon as it is dry.

    Pillow- A pillow is a fabric case stuffed with natural or synthetic fibers which is used for comfort or decoration. Bed pillows provide support for your head while you sleep, and come in several different sizes, fills and firmness levels. Support pillows such as maternity pillows and knee wedges accommodate special needs. Accent pillows such as boudoir pillows tie together colors, patterns and themes in a room. The Company Store offers a wide selection of high-quality bed, support and accent pillows.

    Pillowcase- A pillowcase is a removable case or covering for a pillow that protects your pillow from body oils and soiling, and typically coordinates with your sheets.

    Pillow Protector- A pillow protector is a plain, durable, removable case (usually zippered) that encloses a pillow, and is used underneath a pillowcase or sham. It guards against dust, dirt and body oils, lengthening the life of your pillow.

    Pillow Sham- See Sham.

    Pima Cotton- Pima cotton is an extra-long staple cotton which rivals Egyptian and Supima® cotton in terms of luxury. It is renowned for its softness, luster, absorbency and durability. Named for the Pima Indians who first helped raise it, Pima is a cross between Egyptian and uplands cotton with fine, silky fibers of 1?" or longer. It grows in select, warm dry climates in the southwestern United States, Australia and Peru which are similar to Egypt’s climate. Supima® Cotton (or superior pima) is a trademark name that guarantees that a product is made of 100% American pima cotton and comprises only the top 3% of all cotton grown in the United States.

    Piping- See Cording.

    Piqué- Piqué ("pikay") is a crisp medium-weight fabric, either knit or woven, with raised dobby designs. It can be made of cotton or synthetic fibers.

    Plain Weave- A plain weave has horizontal and vertical threads woven in a simple, over and under criss-cross pattern, with no variations such as twists or knots. Noted for its strength, it is the most common of all basic weaves.

    Pleat- A pleat is a fold of fabric that is evenly spaced and stitched into place, for the purpose of creating a fuller look and taking in excess fabric. There are many types of pleats including box, knife and rolled.

    Ply- Ply (also called pick) refers to the number of individual yarns used as a strand, and is an important consideration when buying sheets. Single ply fabric is woven from one, individual yarn, resulting in a fine, silky lightweight fabric with a wonderful drape. Two-ply fabric is made from two yarns that are twisted together and then woven..Three- and four-ply weaves may also be used. At the Company Store, we offer only single-ply sheets. They take a little more time to manufacture, but the end result is unsurpassed luxury.

    Keep a close eye on ply
    Don’t be fooled by double, triple and quadruple counting.

    Some competitors inflate thread counts by using multi-ply weaves, making their sheets appear to be of much higher quality than they really are. They may label sheets made of 200 four-ply yarns as having an 800-thread count.

    All sheets from The Company Store are single-ply. That means our 800 thread count sheets are what they say they are - truly soft, silky and luxurious!
    Polyester- Polyester is synthetic fiber which be produced in many forms such as fabric and fill. While polyester fabric is long wearing and easy to care for, it does not breathe or absorb well, and is not as soft as cotton. It is also prone to static and pilling. That is why The Company Store opts for natural fabrics like cotton, wool and cashmere which are far more comfortable and luxurious. Polyester fill or polyfill is a lofty hypoallergenic fiber commonly used to stuff pillows, and line comforters and quilts.

    Polyfill- Polyfill or polyester fill is a lofty hypoallergenic fiber used to stuff pillows, and line comforters and quilts. It is not as warm or soft as down, but premium-quality polyfill with microfibers can be a nice alternative. The fill power of polyfill is measured in ounces. The Company Store® carries 2 types of polyfill - TCS® Down Free clusters and Primaloft® microfibers.

    Primaloft®- Originally developed for the United States Army, Primaloft® is the premier down-alternative microfiber fill for luxury bedding.
    What makes Primaloft® the premier down-alternative?

  • Primaloft® is a patented ultra-fine polyester microfiber, 1/10 the width of a human hair that mimics goose down’s superior lofting qualities.
  • Primaloft® clusters form millions of tiny air pockets that trap heat, wick away moisture and insulate against the cold.
  • Highest warmth-to-weight ratio of any synthetic insulation available.
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Antimicrobial
  • Machine Washable
  • We expertly craft all our Primaloft® items exclusively in our La Crosse, Wisconsin factory here in America.
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    Quilt- Quilts are bed covers in which a layer of fill is placed between 2 fabric layers and then stitched into a specific pattern or design to hold the layers in place. Quilts are often works of art, featuring beautiful, intricate designs. They are usually smaller than a comforter and typically used with a bedskirt and shams. Because of their light weight, quilts make ideal bed coverings in the summer months.
    A new generation of heirlooms

    We’ve added a modern twist to the art of quilting Drenched in today’s vibrant colors, our quilt collection takes on a refreshingly modern feel while maintaining an air of vintage aspiration with careful workmanship and artistry.
    Quilting- Quilting is the process of stitching the three layers of a quilt together. In addition to securing the layers, it adds beauty to the design and traps air within the quilted sections. The process of quilting uses a needle and thread. The quilter's hand or sewing machine passes the needle and thread through all layers and then brings the needle back up. The process is repeated across the entire piece where quilting is wanted. Straight or running stitches are commonly used and these can be purely functional or decorative.

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    Rayon- Rayon is a semi-synthetic fiber made of regenerated cellulose. It is noted for its luster, drape ability and high absorbency, although it ages poorly and tends to pill.

    Reading Wedge- A reading wedge pillow is shaped to provide comfort while you read in bed, offering firm, yet gentle support for back, neck and shoulders.

    Ribbed- Ribs are raised lines or cording woven or knitted into fabric which add texture and strength.

    Ring Spun Cotton- Ring-spun cotton is created by twisting and winding yarns simultaneously and continuously, enhancing the softness, smoothness and durability of the fabric.

    Ruffle- A ruffle is a decorative trimming made by gathering a strip of fabric along one edge or cutting that fabric in a curve so it creates a delicate rippling effect. Ruffles add a touch of elegance and romance to bedding.

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    Sateen- Typically made of cotton, sateen is prized for its soft, silky touch and subtle sheen. It is made using a sateen weave, in which one vertical thread is woven for every four or more horizontal threads. This weaving method leaves more yarn exposed on the face of the fabric than other basic weaves, resulting in a softer, silkier, more lustrous finish.

    Sateen is not satin... it’s much better than satin

    Sateen is typically made of naturally soft, breathable 100% cotton, and is woven in such a way to give it the luxurious look and feel of silk. It is not thin like satin. It is not slippery like satin It is not glossy like satin. It is not static-prone like satin. It is not made of polyester and synthetics like satin.

    It is simply better!
    Satin- Satin is a smooth, shiny fabric that was first made from silk, but is now mostly made with lower-quality synthetics such as polyester, nylon, acetate and rayon. Consequently, The Company Store offers sateen and not satin fabrics.

    Shams- Shams are decorative pillow covers, usually flanged or ruffled, designed to hide bed pillows and coordinate with your comforter or bed covering. Typically, two pillows with regular pillowcases are laid out first and topped with two decorative pillows wearing shams for an elegant appearance. Whereas regular pillowcases have an opening at the end used to slide the pillow inside, a sham features an overlapped opening in the middle that the pillow fits inside. This provides a snug fit and makes it difficult to tell where the opening of the sham is. Shams come in four sizes:

    Standard: 20x26'' (use standard or queen bed pillow) Queen: 20x30'' (use queen bed pillow) King: 20x36'' (use king bed pillow) Euro: 26x26'' (use square Euro or reading pillow) Decorative Shams (various sizes)

    Shearing- Shearing is the process used to cut the raised nap of fabric to a uniform height to enhance appearance and minimize pilling. It may also be used to create stripes and other patterns by varying surface height.

    Sheer- Sheer describes any fine, lightweight, transparent fabric such as voile or batiste. Sheer fabric creates a cool, breezy look.

    Sheets- Bed sheets consist of a Fitted Sheet that covers and protects a mattress and Flat Sheet that lies between the bed cover and fitted sheet. Thread Count, fiber quality, Ply, and type of finish (i.e., Mercerized) are all important considerations when buying sheets.

    Silk- The thinnest and strongest of all natural fibers, silk has been synonymous with luxury since ancient times, with a luster and softness all its own. Silk is also prized for its lightweight warmth, high absorbency and wonderfully smooth drape. It is produced in filament form by the silkworm in the construction of its cocoon. All silk comes from Asia, including China, where it was first discovered. The yarn for silk is so fine that it cannot be measured in thread count, Instead, silk is measured by weight on a scale that is only used for silk, called Momme weight. The Momme scale ranges from 8 to 16.
    The Legendary Luxury Of Silk

    The queen of all fabrics, silk has been synonymous with luxury since ancient times, with a luster and softness all its own. Once reserved for royalty, today the wonders of silk are yours at The Company Store.
  • Lustrous beauty.
  • Luxurious softness.
  • Lightweight warmth.
  • Strongest of all natural fibers. Don’t let its delicate appearance fool you. Silk is so strong that a steel filament of the same diameter as silk will break before a filament of silk.
  • Highly absorbent. Silk can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling damp. It will absorb perspiration while letting your skin breathe.
  • All-climate. Silk’s natural temperature-regulating properties give it the paradoxical ability to cool and warm simultaneously, making it comfortable in winter and summer.
  • Wonderfully smooth drape.
  • Naturally wrinkle-resistant.
  • Hypoallergenic. Because of its natural protein structure, silk is the most hypoallergenic of all fabrics.
  • Square Stitch- Square stitching features squares sewn into the shell of a comforter. Many square-stitched comforters have a sewn-through construction, meaning that the square is sewn through both sides of the shell, holding the down or fill in place within each individual square to ensure even distribution. The larger the squares, the more the down will be able to loft, providing warmer comfort.

    Staple- Staple refers to the length and fineness of a fiber, and is an important characteristic of cotton quality. Longer staple cotton such as Egyptian and Supima® is typically superior to shorter staple cotton.

    Supima® Cotton- Supima® is America’s very best cotton. Only the top 3% of all cotton grown in the United States earns the label of Supima® or superior pima. It grows only in select areas of the Far West and Southwest, where the cotton can benefit from a long growing season in a hot, dry climate. The name "Supima" is a licensed trademark owned by the Supima Association of America, which strictly controls the requirements of Supima®. All Supima® must be 100% American-grown Pima Cotton and have a fiber length of 1?'' or more. Its fineness and long-staple nature make it a superior-grade cotton that rivals Egyptian cotton in luxury. Supima® is prized for its incredible softness, durability, and ability to absorb moisture and retain color. We offer an array of Supima® cotton bedding... choose the ensemble perfect for you.
    Supima® America’s very best cotton

    Only the top 3% of all cotton grown in the United States earns the privileged name of Supima® or superior pima.
  • Supremely soft
  • Supremely long, silky fibers
  • Supremely durable
  • Supremely absorbent
  • Supremely luxurious
  • Support Pillow- A support pillow is an item that is used to provide additional reinforcement for a section of the body. It is commonly used to assist with the pain of sore muscles or after an injury. Maternity and knee wedges are examples of support pillows.

    Synthetic Fiber- Synthetic fibers and synthetic fabrics consist of bulk fibers, yarns, woven cloth or other textile products which are manufactured from polymer-based chemicals rather than natural materials. Polyester and nylon are examples of synthetics.

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    TCS® Down Free™- Made exclusively by The Company Store, TCS® Down Free™ is a blowable 100% polyester fill with pea-size clusters modeled after the 3-dimensional structure of down, for excellent loft and insulation. TCS® Down Free™ is non-allergenic and machine washable.

    Terry- Terry is a woven or knitted fabric, usually cotton, with a loop pile on one or both sides. Terry is valued for its cushiony softness and absorbency, and is commonly used on towels and robes. The longer the loops, the softer and more absorbent it tends to be.

    Thread Count- Thread count is the number of horizontal and vertical threads per square inch of fabric, and is an important factor when buying sheets. Generally, the higher the thread count, the tighter the weave of a sheet, and the smoother, softer and more durable a sheet gets. However, thread count is only part of the story. Ply plays a key part, as does the quality and thickness of the threads themselves. Some competitors inflate thread counts by using multi-ply weaves, making their sheets appear to be better than they really are. They may label sheets made of 200 four-ply yarns as having an 800-thread count. All sheets from The Company Store are single-ply and woven of quality fabrics. That means our 800-thread count sheets are what they say they are - truly soft, silky and luxurious. We offer everything from crisp 200 thread-count combed cotton percale to super-soft 800-thread count Egyptian cotton for the ultimate in luxury. Choose the one perfect for you.
    Don’t be fooled by the fuzzy math of competitors! When we say 800-thread count, you can count on it.

    While many competitors inflate thread counts with multi-ply weaves, we use only quality single-ply fabrics. So an 800-thread count is a truly luxurious 800-thread count, not 200 four-ply yarns that are incorrectly labeled as an 800-thread count.

    Throw- A throw is a small blanket (typically 50" x 60") that is meant for individual use (as opposed to couples). Throws are great for adding extra layers to a bed or for cuddling up on the sofa on a cold day. Tossed on a bed or sofa, they can make a decorative statement, tying together colors and patterns used in bedding, pillows and furnishings.

    Ticking- Ticking is a tightly woven twill or sateen fabric, usually cotton or linen, which is used for mattresses and pillow coverings. It is valued for its exceptional strength and ability to prevent down or feathers from escaping.

    Toile- Originating in France in the 1800s, toile (“twäl”) fabric features an elaborate pastoral pattern, typically in a single color such as blue or red, on a white or off-white background.

    Trapunto- Trapunto is a special quilting technique which produces a pronounced, raised design. It is done by stuffing or filling an area, then quilting it, creating a raised surface that gives shape and dimension to motifs.

    Tufted Mattress- In mattresses, tufting is achieved by threading through layers of fabric and securing the ends of the thread with a knot or button. With a distinctive dimpled look, tufting puts the mattress under tension, providing a firmer sleep surface and preventing fill from dislodging or shifting.

    Tufted Rug- Tufting is a method of rug-making in which clusters of yarn fibers are drawn through a woven background, creating a raised pile. Tufted rugs are valued for their thick, cushiony feel and durability, and can be made of a variety of different fabrics. They can be hand-tufted or machine-tufted, and have a looped or cut pile.

    Turkish Cotton- Grown exclusively in Turkey, Turkish cotton is a premium extra-long staple cotton, which provides a high level of comfort, absorbency and durability, making it ideal for towels and robes. It becomes softer, fluffier, and more absorbent with successive washings.

    Turkish Towels- Legendary for their softness, absorbency and durability, Turkish towels (and robes) have been recognized as the world’s best for centuries. A center for towel-making since ancient times, Turkey became the gold standard for towels in the 15th century, when artisans from the small village of Babadag began adapting their expert rug weaving techniques to towels by adding loops to absorb water much faster. Previously, all towels in the world were flat woven. Today, Turkish towel-makers continue to set the bar for luxury, using superior weaving processes and superior quality cotton.

    Twill- A twill weave is characterized by diagonal ridges, which may vary in angle from a low slope to a very steep slope. Twill is made by passing a horizontal thread (weft) over one or more vertical threads (warp) and then under two or more vertical threads and so on, with a "step" or offset between rows to create the diagonal pattern. Twill is more closely woven, heavier and stronger than weaves of comparable fiber and yarn size, and can be produced in a number of elaborate variations including herringbone, hounds tooth, gabardine and denim. Frequently made of cotton, twill is valued in bedding for its versatility, durability and crisp look.

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    Velour- Luxurious to the touch, velour is a thick, plush napped fabric similar to velvet, only the nap is shorter and typically knitted. It is often made of cotton.

    Velour Towels- Typically made of cotton, velour towels are terry towels in which the loops have been sheared to provide a softer velvety texture and richer designs. Towels often reverse from terry loops to terry velour, giving you the best of absorbency and softness.

    Velvet- Velvet is a luxurious fabric which has been prized for thousands of years for its rich luster and soft smooth hand. Its dense woven cut pile stands up very straight and can be made from a variety of fibers, including silk, rayon, acetate and cotton. Each type of fiber produces a slightly different type of velvet fabric. Silk velvet is the most elegant type, with a soft drape and shimmering surface. Synthetic velvets made from rayon and acetate mimic the shimmer of silk velvet, but are generally heavier and do not drape as well. Cotton velvet, often referred to as velveteen, is the sturdiest and most durable type of velvet. The surface of cotton velvet has more of a soft sheen and less of the shimmer of silk or synthetic velvet.

    Velvet Flannel- Velvet flannel is flannel that is gently napped, then sheared to create a velvety-soft hand which resists pilling even after repeated washings.

    Voile- Voile is a lightweight, plainly woven sheer fabric, usually made of cotton or cotton blends. Voile is often layered or laid over a second fabric. It drapes smoothly and brings a soft, breezy feel to a room.

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    Warp- Warp refers to the vertical yarns in all woven fabrics that run perpendicular to weft yarn.

    Weaving- Weaving is the textile art in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads - one vertical set (warp) and one horizontal set (weft) - are interlaced with each other to form a fabric or cloth. The three basic weaves are Plain, Sateen and Twill, but there are also many elaborate variations.

    Weft- Weft refers to the horizontal yarns in all woven fabrics that run perpendicular to warp yarn.

    Wicking- Wicking refers to the ability of a fabric to move moisture away from the skin to the surface of a fabric where it can evaporate.

    Wool- Wool is a fiber or fabric made from the fleece of sheep or lamb, and can also apply to all animal hair fibers, including those of the Cashmere or Angora goat. Wool from sheep is the most common, and Merino Wool from a specific breed yields the finest and softest sheep wool of all. Since ancient times, wool has been renowned for its luxurious softness, warmth, resiliency and durability, but perhaps its most distinct advantages are breathability and stain-resistance. Wool’s crimped fibers form millions of tiny pockets which trap air and wick away moisture, keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer. Those same fibers are covered by a thin membrane which acts as a stain repellent and prevents water from readily penetrating the surface of the wool fiber. Today wool is also valued because it is all-natural, renewable and environmentally-friendly. All these characteristics make it an ideal choice for blankets, mattress pads and rugs.
    Why wool?

  • Luxuriously soft.
  • Superior warmth and breathability. Wool’s crimped fibers form millions of tiny pockets which trap air and wick away moisture, keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer.
  • Stain-resistant. A thin membrane covers each wool fiber, preventing water from easily penetrating the surface.
  • Durable. Wool ages gracefully, retaining its softness and vibrancy for years.
  • Resilient. Wool bounces back into its fluffy-soft shape quickly after being compressed.
  • All-natural and environmentally-friendly.
  • Naturally deters dust mites.
  • Wrinkle-Free Sheets- Wrinkle-free sheets have a special finish which makes them resistant to wrinkles. That means sheets come crisp and smooth right out of the dryer with no need for ironing. Wrinkle-free sheets are rated on a smoothness scale from 1 (most wrinkles) to 5 (fewest wrinkles) using the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) 124 test for post-wash appearance. Our wrinkle-free sheets have 75% fewer wrinkles than our competitors, with a smoothness rating of 3.5, compared with 2.0 for many other brands. They are guaranteed to stay that way for 50 washings.
    No ironing!
    Our wrinkle-free sheetsare silky-smooth straight from the dryer

    Superior wrinkle-resistance
  • 75% fewer wrinkles than our competitors. Our sheets have a smoothness rating of 3.5*, compared with 2.0 for many other brands. You’ll instantly notice the difference.


  • *using the AATCC 124 test for post-wash appearance: 1 (most wrinkling) to 5 (least wrinkling)

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    Yarn- Yarn is a long, continuous strand of textile fibers created when a cluster of individual fibers are twisted together. Yarn is used to create fabrics, either by knitting or weaving.

    Yarn-Dyed- Yarn dyeing is a process by which yarns are dyed before they are woven or knitted into fabrics, usually to produce stripes, plaids or checks. Yarn-dyed fabrics are typically more vibrant and hold their color better after repeated washings.

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