What is Hollowfibre? Hollowfibre is so called because of the hollow strands of fine polyester from which it is made. The hollow, air-filled centre running through the fibres traps warm air and gives the duvet a bouncy filling.
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Bed Sizes – Ireland/UK ‘Standard’ Bed Sizes. there are a number of ‘standards’ when it comes to bed and mattress sizes, but we have detailed what is generally considered to be the standard for Ireland (the same as the UK). At KerryLinen.ie, we specialise in the most common bed sizes – Single, Double and King Size, although Superking bedding is available on request.
What is pilling and why does it happen? Those irritating little bobbles of fluff that appear after time can make your bedding look a little, erm.. tatty. It happens as the fibres of the material – both natural and man-made fabrics – break down and get tangled together, forming little balls of material.
Bed Sheet Sizes – Standard sizes of beds, fitted sheets and flat sheets, our guide to buying the right size sheets. One thing’s certain, unless you already know, measure your bed to make sure the sheets order will fit. Most beds fall in to the standard sizes below, but there can be many, many other variations and sizes.
‘Pima cotton’ is generally considered a better type of cotton, softer to the touch, more durable and resistant to wrinkling. This is because Pima cotton fibres (each individual cotton strand) are much longer. The cotton fibres can be up to twice as long as ‘normal’ cotton, which produces a much stronger material. Pima tends to have a much smoother feel and will not wrinkle anywhere near as much, making it easier to iron. The longer threads make the cotton stronger, greatly increasing its life expectancy.