What is percale?
Coming from the French word “percale” which was a cotton fabric manufactured in France in the early 17th century. Percale is a closely woven fabric, usually made of cotton from a minimum of 180 thread counts per square inch. The fabric is medium-weight, firm and smooth. It is made from finer both carded and combed yarns. The high thread count gives the fabric a soft, silk-like feel. Continue reading