Peter Reed sheets and duvet covers are the best you can buy, so much so, we are offering them with a fantastic saving.
Our winter sale is now in full swing and you can get up to 25% OFF selected Peter Reed Luxury Bed Linen.
Their 2 Row, 4 Row and 5 Row bedding ranges all have 25% OFF for a limited time only. This forthcoming week we will be adding the luxury Hemstitch and Chatsworth ranges along with the NEW 540 Count ranges and the top of the range 1000 thread count for those who really do want the best.
So why should you choose luxury bed linen from Peter Reed, they are so much more expensive than other manufacturers? Have a read below for the reason why we think they are worth the investment.
Why Peter Reed?
Peter Reed only uses Egyptian cotton which is sourced directly from the famous Nile Delta region in Egypt, but then again most other manufacturers say this too!
Well like most things there are different grades of cotton just like buying a car, you can get the basic model or the luxury version at a cost premium.
Well the same can be done when you purchase raw cotton on the open trading markets, only the largest and fluffiest buds are used when making superior quality sheets, the rest is then made into cheaper Egyptian cotton sheets.
These cheaper sheets although they are very attractive when it comes to how much they cost but the resulting fabric is inferior in quality and touch.
Long staple fibres make it better when spinning high thread count fabrics, they don’t break as easily when put under extreme pressure and they resist pilling when washed frequently.
Egyptian cotton benefits
Peter Reed selects Egyptian cotton which is ideal for use in bed linen because it ‘breathes’, is free from static which attracts dust and thrives upon frequent washing and use.
Cotton grown in Egypt has always been known to be some of the finest in the world, the long staple fibres can grow between 2 and 2.5 inches in length, these fine yarns produce extremely soft, yet durable sheeting cloth.
Peter Reed luxury percale bed linen is made entirely from specially selected, highest quality combed yarns. Prior to spinning, any shorter cotton fibres are removed during the combing process.
This ensures that the yarns are spun from only the longest fibres present in the cotton harvest, enhancing the softness of the finished product. Combing cotton is very expensive, other manufacturers use a carding or calendaring process to save costs, this leaves many more impurities and short lengths of cotton in the mix, you do certainly get what you pay for.
Peter Reed Quality
Some other expensive options are used when preparing your sheets for weaving, high thread count sheets need to be free from defects as this can show up when inspected under certain light conditions.
All Peter Reed sheets are chlorite bleached in traditional kiers using soft water. This slow process produces a full white bleach, which will not yellow with age as can happen with textiles which are peroxide bleached.
Peter Reed fitted sheets and flat sheets are finished with a dedicated woven selvedge, where possible, rather than being sewn around all four hems.
A woven selvedge is formed when the fabric is in the loom and provides a strong and clean edge to the cloth, which will outlast a sewn hem in laundering.
Classic cord stitching
As part of our winter Sale all Peter Reed Egyptian Cotton Bedlinen that is finished with classic cord stitching will have a 25% Sale discount.
This special row cord is sewn into the fabric using 28 stitches per inch. In the days when all linens were bleached white, differing numbers of rows of cord stitching were applied to help identify the various grades of sheets.
Peter Reed linens continue this tradition today with extra rows of cording for higher thread count cloths. To ensure that all Egyptian cotton duvet covers and standard pillowcases last for many years to come they are finished with a double over-lock and safety stitch for long durability in laundering and bed making.
One of Peter Reeds favourite style of pillowcases is the Oxford style pillowcases, this expensive way of manufacturer has a decorative flange and are sewn with traditional mitered corners throughout.
Their construction requires assembly of three separate pieces of fabric and skillful sewing. The end result is a flange which supports itself at the corners when placed on the bed, unlike the simpler ‘mock’ Oxford construction which can give a ‘rabbit ear’ effect.
Mock oxford pillowcases are very cheap to manufacture and do not give that luxury bed linen look as you would expect from the world’s finest bedding.