Dress the bed in beautiful, easy-care Egyptian cotton with this duvet set from Pinzon. Elegant pleated hems adorn the simple, basic fabric in this set, giving it a more luxurious display in the bedroom. Made from 100-percent Egyptian cotton in a 400-thread-count Sateen weave, the pieces present smooth, lustrous surfaces and pair well with both solid and patterned sheeting and accessories. The fabric is sewn with single-ply yarns, giving it a lighter weight and a flexible drape. Available in a variety of fashionable colors, the set coordinates with matching Pinzon Pleated Hem sheets.
Offered in a choice of sizes, the Full/Queen-size set includes an 88-by-88-inch duvet with a hidden button closure, and two Standard 20-by-26-inch shams with envelope closures. The duvet’s pleated hem is pieced on three sides of the face, forming a “U” shape to set off the top edges of the bed and presenting a smooth drop on the sides. Shams features three-inch pleated flanges on all sides. The set is imported, and each piece should be machine washed in cold and tumble dried on low.
Egyptian Cotton: Egyptian cotton is used to make some of the highest quality linens in the world, including sumptuously soft bath and bed linens. Egyptian cotton is grown to produce a longer staple, or fiber, than generic cotton, and the longer and finer a cotton staple is, the better able it is to be spun into finer count yarns, which in turn can be knitted or woven into soft, fine, and luxurious fabrics. The staple length in Egyptian cotton averages 1-1/8 to 1-1/2 inches, but can reach over 2-1/4 inches, which is twice the size of a generic cotton fiber. Products which highlight construction of Egyptian cotton are usually referring to the extra-long-staple cotton produced largely in the Nile River Valley. The humidity and rich soil around the Nile delta produce especially long cotton fibers, which are fine and vary from a light cream to dark tan color. Egyptian cotton is strong, durable, and if cared for properly, will be long lasting.
Sateen: Sateen fabric has a supremely soft, satin-like finish resulting from a four-over-one thread weave. Standard weaves, like percale, use a one-over, one-under stitch. The four-over weave puts more threads nearer the surface, resulting in a softer, warmer surface. Sateen fabrics are most often made of mercerized cotton, but can be made of other fabrics, including cotton blends, polyester, and rayon. Mercerized threads give sateen fabrics a higher luster. Mercerization, named for process-creator John Mercer, involves treating threads with a cold concentrated sodium hydroxide solution. Mercerization also increases strength, dyeability, and resistance to mildew, as well as reduces lint. Sateens can be produced in light and heavy weights, and are ideal for bedding.
Frequently Bought Together
This item: Pinzon Pleated Hem 400-Thread-Count 100-Percent Egyptian Cotton Sateen Duvet Set, Full/Queen, Sterling$55.99
Pinzon Hotel Stitch 400-Thread-Count 100-Percent Egyptian Cotton Sateen Duvet Cover, Full/Queen, White with Silver Grey Stripes$59.99