|Standard Cot||23" x 47"||60 x 120cm|
|Cot Bed||27" x 55"||70 x 140cm|
|Single||3' x 6'3"||90 x 190cm|
|Double||4'6" x 6'3"||140cm x 190cm|
|King||5' x 6'6"||150cm x 200cm||Superking||6' x 6'6"||180cm x 200cm|
|Emperor||6'6' x 6'6"||200cm x 200cm|
|Cot Bed Duvet Cover||47" x 55"||120 x 150cm|
|Single Duvet Cover||54" x 78"||137 x 200cm|
|Double Duvet Cover||78" x 78"||200 x 200cm|
|King Duvet Cover||90" x 86"||230 x 220cm||Superking Duvet Cover||102" x 86"||260 x 220cm|
|Emperor Duvet Cover||114" x 92"||290 x 235cm|
|Single Flat Sheet||70" x 108"||180 x 275cm|
|Double Flat Sheet||90" x 108"||230 x 275cm|
|King Flat Sheet||108" x 117"||275 x 300cm|
|Superking Flat Sheet||120" x 110"||304 x 280cm|
|Cot Bed||22" x 14"||57 x 35cm|
|Standard||19" x 29"||50 x 75cm|
|Superking||19" x 36"||50 x 90cm|
|Square||26" x 26"||65 x 65cm|
|Baby Pillow||12" x 16"||30 x 40cm|
There is often some confusion over the different styles of pillowcases. To put it simply, a proper Oxford pillowcase has a border all the way around and mitred corners, not to be confused with a "mock" Oxford pillowcase which has no mitred corners. A household pillowcase is plain with no border. All our pillowcases have generous inside flaps for a perfect fit.
Our fitted sheets are manufactured to fit all standard beds, elasticated around each end, with a generous box depth of 14" - 35.5cm
Our valances are manufactured to fit all standard beds and have a drop of 15.5" - 40.5cm
The definition of thread count is simply the number of threads woven into one square inch of fabric. The number is based on the threads woven horizontally (weft) and vertically (warp).
The quality of the cotton used is the most important factor as well as the weaving and finishing process. For bed linen, using a fine quality single strand the maximum threads that can be woven into one square inch is agreed to be 500.
Very high thread counts of 500 and above usually mean that the yarn has been plied. In other words, it is produced by counting twisted, thinner yarns as double. A fabric that has 250 individual four ply yarns in a square inch is counted as 1,000 thread count fabric. However, using thinner, less durable yarn means that you can fit more threads on the loom, but it can significantly decrease the strength and lifespan of your bed linen. Sometimes, extra threads can be woven into the weft to increase the thread count. These added threads are called picks and are added into the overall count which is how some bed linen ends up having thread counts in the thousands. This practice increases the thread count but otherwise serves no practical or useful purpose. Depending on the number of picks used it can make a product feel heavy and uncomfortable.
A 180 thread count fabric woven using a fine quality single yarn can be in fact, far superior to a fabric claiming to have a very high thread count. Percale bed linen is crisp and long-lasting. Sateen has a lustrous satin finish and a softer feel. A jacquard is a type of weave that allows the pattern to be integrated into the fabric whilst retaining its soft and smooth feel.
At Cologne and Cotton, the quality of the fabrics used for our bed linen has always been our highest priority. we continually strive to source the very best quality from around the world. Our bed and bath linens are beautiful, long-lasting, and will give years of pleasure and well-being.