Selection of Fabric for Knit Jersey Bed sheets
Use of Jersey in the manufacturing of bedsheets is rapidly growing, courtesy to its characteristics. Jersey is softer than woven fabrics and it is highly stretchable. Stretchability makes it the best for bedding. You do not need to worry about wrinkles neither you have to make the bed again and again. This makes it user friendly, looks excellent and the feel soft.
Jersey can be produced with different materials. Cotton, Polyester, Bamboo; and their blends with spandex, in weights ranging 120-300 gsm. To make it easy, we will discuss it in parts.
is considered the best for textile items that have a direct contact with skin. There are several types of yarns that can be used to produce Jersey. From low cost standard cotton to finest combed cotton, from thick yarns to thin yarns. Characteristics remain same for all yarns, however; improve with the quality of yarn, especially the feeling. Low cost yarns have a rough feel which turns into softness and silkiness as the quality increases. Price increases with the quality
2-Bamboo; The Best:
exhibits the same characteristics as cotton, but to a higher extent. It is Softer, silkier, have drapery, more durable than cotton. It is anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic. It produces highest quality bedding. However, it is expensive, but it is worth spending. We Love it.
Polyester is best for look and durability. It doesn’t change shape or lose its color even after hundreds of washes. It produces a silky look; and it is low cost than Cotton and bamboo.
Use of spandex:
It is also called Lycra Or Elastane. Jersey is stretchable however, blending of spandex with basic material increases its stretchability. Spandex is an elastic meant to be used in fabrics with basic yarns. Spandex is used in a range of 3% to 14%. More spandex, more elasticity. It helps retain the shape. Higher spandex ratio sheets can be used for different sizes of mattresses, thanks to its improved elasticity. Spandex is expensive than basic materials i.e. cotton, polyester, bamboo.
Jersey bed sheets are produced from 120 to 300 gsm. Selection of weight purely depends upon price range and the audience you are targeting. Weight translates into consumption of basic material. Higher weight, higher consumption, higher prices. 120-140-160 gsm is used for price conscious audience from base of pyramid. 180-200 gsm is for consumers who are ready to spend some extra bucks for quality. Above 220 is all for those who spend for quality. 220+ gsm sheets produces a feel that is incomparable. You can also make them reversible, as stains aren’t visible on the other side of fabric due to the thickness.
With the experience of 20 years, and a high spending on R&D, we have shortlisted some fabrics that have more value for money, making it easy for a new brand to choose.
1-Low cost 100% Cotton, 140-160 gsm
2-Low cost 97% Cotton 3% Spandex, 160-180 gsm
3-Fine quality 100% Cotton, 140-160 gsm
4-Fine Quality 95% Cotton 5% Spandex, 180-200 gsm
5-Supreme Quality Soft 100% Cotton, 200 gsm
6-Supreme Quality Soft 95% Cotton 5% Spandex, 250 gsm
7-Supreme Quality 100% Bamboo, 200 gsm
8-Fine quality 95% Bamboo 5% Spandex, 200 gsm
9-Supreme Quality 95% Bamboo 5% Spandex, 250-280 gsm
Contact us for pricing difference of these above-mentioned fabrics.