Egyptian Cotton Pillowcase, Housewife

24.50 Per pair.

Pair (2) Premium Egyptian Cotton Pillowcases, ‘Housewife’ style.  Soft, luxurious and hard wearing, these pillowcases with matching ‘Oxford’ style, are perfect for your home, guest house or holiday rental.  To fit ‘standard’, 50cm x 75cm pillow.  Sold as a pair. Fast delivery in Ireland, a great price!

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Egyptian Cotton Pillowcase, Housewife Style

SOLD AS PAIRS.  Cotton Pillowcase, classic ‘Housewife’ style.  Super soft, 100% Egyptian cotton, elegant ‘Housewife’ style pillowcases.  Nothing feel as good as luxurious and soft as premium Egyptian Cotton sheets!  These 200 thread count, 100% Egyptian cotton pillowcases are a real touch of elegant luxury.  To fit our ‘standard’ pillow size of 50cm by 75cm, they are part of a range of Egyptian cotton bedding – at very affordable 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 ‘Housewife’ pillowcases?”  Good question!  Read Housewife vs Oxford Pillowcases in the Bedding Blog!

Egyptian Cotton Bedding Ireland

On average, we spend about a third of our lives in bed, so it’s important to make sure our sleeping time is as restful and comfortable as possible.  The range of 100% Egyptian Cotton bedding from gives you a cozy nights’ sleep in real luxury!  And at a very affordable price!  Whether you’re looking for just an Egyptian Cotton pillowcase or a complete matching Egyptian Cotton bedding set, is your first choice for premium quality at very affordable prices!

Egyptian Cotton bedding one of life’s little luxuries!  Our 100% Egyptian Cotton bedding sets – flat sheets, fitted sheets, duvet covers – are available in standard Single, Double and King Sizes.

We stock premium quality, 100% Egyptian Cotton bedding perfect for your home, also for you guest house, B&B or hotel.  We really like simple white cotton bedding.  Crisp, clean and fresh, few things feel quite as Egyptian Cotton bed linen. Treat yourself (or your guests) to a better night’s sleep!

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Why is it Called ‘Housewife’?

A ‘Housewife’ pillowcase is what we might call a ‘normal’ pillowcase.  Housewife pillowcases do not have the border, or ‘frill’, you’ll on ‘Oxford’ pillowcases.  Housewife style tends to be the most popular pillowcases and have a simple, ‘classic’ style.  Our housewife pillowcases fit our standard Ireland/UK size pillows, 50cm by 75cm.

The term ‘housewife’ – used by many, if not all, linen retailers – originated in the 1800s when The Housewives Co-operative in Bolton in Lancashire, designed the style with a flap at one end to easily open and close the case.  This simple design feature arose because previous pillowcases had a plain, open end, from which the pillows often fell out.  To pay tribute to the diligent work and design inspiration of the ladies of the The Housewives Co-operative, they became universally known as ‘Housewife’.

We know there has been some backlash to the use of this term recently, calling it rather dated, even sexist.  We’re aware of that, but use the term as it is a commonly accepted description.  If you feel we’ve made a mistake there, please let us know.

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Which is Better, Cotton or Egyptian Cotton?

Egyptian Cotton is better, by most standards.  Due to its longer fibres, Egyptian Cotton feels considerably softer and is far more hard-wearing.  The naturally longer fibres of Egyptian Cotton feel soft and natural.  The stronger and unbroken threads of Egyptian cotton result in a fabric that is more flexible. This means that 100% Egyptian cotton bed sheets feel super soft and can last even longer than regular cotton.  Also, Egyptian cotton doesn’t pill anywhere near as much as ‘regular’ cotton, even after many washes, as unique qualities of the Egyptian cotton plant mean that it doesn’t produce much lint.

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