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Bed Linen Help

 

Colour - Swatch Request

If you're not sure about the colour you are purchasing, we can send you a fabric swatch card to assist you in choosing the right colour. To request one, simply complete the form below and allow up to 4 days for delivery. 

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Differences between Hotel and Retail

Hotel style bed linen, such as duvet covers and pillowcases, do not feature buttons or flaps to hold the duvet or pillow in place and instead are open, to allow easy access for housekeepers when changing the linen, critical when time is an issue.

Hotel style is also a larger size, as these linens are designed to be cleaned at commercial laundries who wash at extremely high temperatures, thus allowing for shrinkage over time.

Retail style bed linen, whilst still using the exact fabrics as the Hotel style, are sized exactly as you would find on the high street, and also include flaps and buttons to hold the pillowcases and duvet covers securely in place.  

 

Types of Pillowcases

Housewife

Housewife pillowcases can be found in almost all domestic homes and are the most popular type of pillowcase. It has an interior flap that snuggly fits the pillow inside and does not feature any type of border.

The following instructions show how to use a Housewife pillowcase:

  • Point A - opening of the pillowcase
  • Point B - envelope flap is tucked inside the pillowcase
  • Point C - top of the pillowcase showing a cut away section
  • Point D - pillow
  • Point E - envelope flap with the pillow tucked into it

 

Bag

Bag style is a favourite amongst the hospitality industry. Depsite looking like a standard Housewife pillowcase, it does not feature any type of flap or buttons at the entrance and is completely open, allowing for easy access when changing the linen. Especially important for housekeepers when time is of the essence.

Th following instructions show how to use a Bag pillowcase:

  • Point A - opening of the pillowcase
  • Point B - hemmed edge
  • Point C - top of the pillowcase showing a cut away section
  • Point D - pillow
  • Point E - ends of the pillowcase tuck in on its self

 

Oxford / Euro Oxford

Oxford pillowcases have a decorative border around the edge. This makes it the most elegant and luxurious pillowcase and is typically featured behind a Housewife Pillowcase. All our Oxford pillowcases are Mock Oxford, which means they do not feature mitred corners, which a traditional Oxford pillowcase features. Our standard Oxford pillowcases do not include an inside flap to hold the pillow in place, instead they have an a completely open entrance. This allows easy access for housekeepers, vital when time is of the essence.

Euro Oxford - are square pillowcases most popular in Europe.

Retail Oxford - feature an inside flap to securely hold the pillow in place.

Th following instructions show how to use a Oxford pillowcase:

  • Point A - opening of the pillowcase
  • Point B - oxford border
  • Point C - top of the pillowcase showing a cut away section
  • Point D - pillow