Impeccable Quality Redefined: A Closer Look at PROSSIONI® Bedding
When it comes to bedding, what defines impeccable and premium quality? We might think of opulent materials and luxurious finishes á la Egyptian cotton or bedspreads with high thread counts, or maybe even cotton loomed by Himalayan monks. However, while these materials and descriptors can certainly indicate superior quality, they do not necessarily define what impeccable quality bedding actually is.
The truth is, the concept of quality bedding is more complex and intricate than we might initially assume. It involves a combination of numerous elements that come together to create an exceptional and comfortable sleeping experience.
Materials that Matter: GOTS-Certified Organic Fairtrade Cotton
One of the key elements of top-quality bedding is the choice of materials and their sourcing. At PROSSIONI®, GOTS-certified organic Fairtrade cotton is our golden standard.
In laymans terms, organic cotton is grown without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or genetically modified organisms, making it environmentally friendly, while a Fairtrade certification ensures that farmers are paid fairly and supported in improving their practices.
A product that has GOTS certification, which sets standards for textile production, means that it’s been created with approved chemicals, upstanding workers' rights, and environmental conservation taken into account.
All of these factors result in extremely soft and durable bedding that's also socially responsible.
Below 40, Above 60: A closer look at yarn count
The quality of bedding heavily relies on the yarn used in its production. Yarn thickness, material type, and spinning technique are all contributing factors that determine the overall feel and durability of your bedding.
Yarn thickness is typically classified into four categories based on the length of a thread at 1 lb weight: 20S, 40S, 60S, and 80S. For top-grade bedding quality, you would opt for 60S or higher, with 80S being the ultimate in luxury.
In our design process, we consider the size and thickness of the yarn used in your bedding to be just as crucial as the thread count for achieving a superior feel and longevity. To create premium bedding products that meet our high standards, we exclusively use yarn with a size of 60S or higher.
Yarn or Thread Count: What really matters?
Thread count can indicate quality to some extent, since good yarn is necessary for high thread counts. However, don't be fooled by thread counts of 800 or more, which typically result in overly thick and unventilated fabrics. Some manufacturers use multiple yarns to deceive customers, but according to our laboratory tests and studies, we found that anything over 400 thread counts results in a fabric that lacks breathability.
To achieve a breathable, lightweight fabric with a smooth and silky feel, using a balanced weave with fewer thread counts is crucial. To achieve this in our products, we employed single-ply yarn, resulting in bedding that possesses a perfectly balanced weave.
Choosing the Weave: Percale vs. Sateen
The type of weave used in your bedding is yet another crucial factor in its overall quality. Two popular options are percale and sateen, each with their unique features. Percale can be the ideal option for you if you prefer a fabric that is lightweight and breathable, particularly if you favor a cool and crisp fabric.
On the other hand, sateen is a fabric that provides a smooth and opulent surface. The decision between the two ultimately comes down to personal preferences.
PROSSIONI® Pieces: Thoughtful design meets exceptional quality
In the world of bedding, achieving impeccable quality is more than just using luxurious materials or a high thread count. It's a meticulous process that involves a combination of factors, including the choice of materials, yarn thickness, thread count, and weave type.
At PROSSIONI®, we take great care in considering all of these elements and thoughtfully selecting each one to create a design that prioritizes comfort and sustainability. We firmly believe that these factors not only result in a better sleeping experience but also contribute towards building a better world for all.