Cotton Pillowcase, Oxford Style
Cotton Pillowcase, ‘Oxford’ style. Extra soft, 100% cotton, stylish ‘Oxford’ style pillowcases. Nothing feels as good as brand new, premium quality, soft cotton bedding! Our 180 thread count, 100% cotton, Oxford pillowcases are a real touch of luxury. To fit the ‘standard’ Irish pillow size of 50cm by 75cm, these pillowcases are a stylish part of a range of quality cotton bed linen available from KerryLinen.ie – at very nice prices!
Mix and match ‘Housewife’ and ‘Oxford’ styles on your bed, as part of the set of fitted sheet, flat cotton sheet and super-soft cotton duvet cover. Why are they called ‘Oxford’ pillowcases?” Excellent question! Read our article ‘Housewife vs Oxford Pillowcases’ in the Bedding Blog!
100% Cotton Bedding in Ireland
Generally speaking, we spend about 35% of our lives in bed! That’s a long time, so it’s really important to make sure our sleeping time is as comfortable and restful as it can possibly be. The range of 100% premium cotton sheets, pillowcases and duvet covers from KerryLinen.ie guarantee you a wonderful nights’ sleep at – a very affordable price! Whether you’re looking for just a cotton pillowcase or a matching cotton bedding set, you can be sure you’ll find just the right cotton bedding, right here at KerryLinen.ie!
We stock wonderful cotton bedding, perfect for your home, your guest house, B&B or hotel. We like clean and simple white cotton bedding. Crisp, clean and fresh, few things feel quite like 100% cotton bedding. Treat yourself (or your hotel guests) to a better night’s sleep!
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Why are they Called ‘Oxford’?
‘Oxford’ describes pillowcases with a border, or frill, around the edge, as opposed to ‘Housewife’ style pillowcases, with do not have the frill. While ‘Housewife’ pillowcases tend to be more popular than Oxford, a combination of both styles brings a real touch of luxury to your cotton bedding scheme. Oxford pillowcases add a touch of elegant style. Our Oxford pillowcases are made to fit the standard Ireland/UK pillow size – 50cm by 75cm, which we can also supply. Shop for pillows here.
The name ‘Oxford pillowcase’ didn’t originate from the city Oxford in England, as you might imagine, but instead took its name from the hard-wearing fabric it was originally made with – ‘Oxford cloth’. Oxford cloth was – and is – used to make shirts and, for some reason, became the cloth chosen for the more elegant and durable alternative to the simple housewife pillowcase design.
If you prefer the simplicity of housewife pillowcases, check out our range of polycotton, cotton, Egyptian cotton and satin Stripe options!
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Which is Better, Polycotton or Cotton?
Cotton feels a lot softer than polycotton. The natural fibres of cotton feel much softer and more natural. Polycotton bed sheets, however, will keep you much warmer than cotton, but polycotton lacks the ‘breathability’ of cotton, as cotton offers a greater circulation of air. If the months are warmer, you might want to consider cooler, cotton, Egyptian or Pima cotton fabrics for your bedding. Cotton is also much more absorbent that Polycotton, meaning that any sweat you produce while asleep is likely to be kept underneath the covers as you sleep. Cotton, however, will absorb sweat. To be honest, we can’t decide which is ‘better’, or if there is a ‘better’. If a person sweats much at night, the sheets will need washing either way.
Polycotton is Considerably Less Costly
Generally speaking, cotton bedding – particularly Egyptian and Pima cotton – is more expensive than Polycotton. However, polycotton sheets and pillowcases cost significantly less and, if cared for properly, are far more durable, less likely to wear and tear. Polycotton bedding might be more appropriate for beds with a high turn-over of guests. Read more about Polycotton vs Cotton in the Bedding Blog.