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Cotton models dominate as modal, Tencel bedding sets pick up

Cotton's softness and durability make it the top material for the line. Suppliers bolster the adoption of modal and Tencel because of the fabrics' health and ecological benefits.


  • Cotton leads fabric options: Makers use cotton for its softness, ability to withstand multiple washings, moisture absorbency and anti-static property. Polyester can be blended to yield a glossy appearance and improve shrink resistance. Combining cotton with silk raises breathability and warmth retention.
  • Green' textiles banner high end: Modal, which is derived from reconstituted beech celloluse, is among the top choices. The fabric is highly elastic and has a texture resembling that of silk. It is softer and more durable than cotton. Some suppliers likewise employ Tencel. The textile is moisture-wicking, soft, comfortable and retains heat well.
  • Conventional motifs strong: Flowers, leaves, animals and geometrical shapes remain popular as these match different home themes. These are often applied via printing, jacquard weaving, embroidery, or drawn- or patchwork. Reactive-dye printing is gaining ground as the process yields brighter hues with better colorfastness.
  • Typical inclusions: Mainstream sets consist of two pillowcases, a bedsheet and a duvet cover. Comforters, shams, bedskirts and fitted sheets may also be included.

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