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When thread count became all the rage, we were disappointed with some of the gimmicks that were being used to declare absurdly high thread counts. Especially in percale fabrics. Thread count is simply a measurement of how many threads are in one square inch of fabric.  A percale is a plain weave (or 1-over-1 structure) it is very challenging to weave a percale in very high thread counts; you can only pack so many threads into one square inch!

We love percale, so we decided to make the highest thread count percale possible using a very thin 100 singles cotton yarn.  This is why we called it Tru(e). It is indeed a true 400 thread count percale with a light soft crispness that makes for a wonderful sleep.

  • 100% Cotton
  • Garment-washed and dyed using non-toxic dyes
  • Percale Weave
  • 400 Thread count

Tru pillowcases are finished with a minimal 1/4" hem. Darker colors feature a contrasting white top stitch detail. 

Pillowcase vs. Sham

Pillowcases and Shams are both used to protect pillow inserts, but there are a wide variety of constructions. Typically, pillowcases loosely encase the pillow and are open on the side, whereas shams are more fitted and employ some method of closure to keep the pillow in place. 

We recommend using a Queen pillowcase for a Standard pillow insert as we do not offer a Standard pillowcase. The pillowcase will hang a bit longer over the edge of the insert. It can be tucked in to create an envelope closure or taken to a seamstress for a simple alteration. 

inches cm
King 20 x 39 51 x 99
Queen 20 x 33 51 x 84

Wash

Wash should be separated into light & dark colors. Do not overload machine as this will damage long cotton fibers. We recommend a lukewarm wash cycle with a gentle detergent & a cool rinse. 

Bleach may be used on white cotton bed linens only. Avoid using products that contain whitening agents such as chlorine bleach, alpha hydroxy acids and benzoyl peroxide on garment-dyed items. The reactive dyes used for garment-dyeing are not resistant to these whitening agents. 

Learn more about Garment-Dyeing. 

Drying

Tumble dry with low heat. Remove bed linens promptly from the machine to reduce wrinkling. For best results, line dry. 

Ironing

We at MATTEO tend to prefer a lived-in look, as such, you don't find us ironing our sheets too frequently. If you prefer a crisp looking bed, our cotton bed linens should be pressed while slightly damp using the Lightweight Cotton or Medium setting.

 
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