How to choose bed linen: from poplina, calico or satin
Almost half of all their lives people sleep. On how comfortable the bedroom and the bed are arranged, whether they contribute to a good rest, our physical and psychological health, the level of efficiency and emotional state depend.More recently, bed linen from poplin is increasingly found on the shelves of shops next to the usual sets of satin, calico and microfiber. What is this new material, what are its advantages and disadvantages? Let's consider all these issues in more detail.
Where and when did it appear
Strangely enough, but the poplin is a rather old, if not old, material. To produce this strong and rather dense fabric began in the XIV century in France. The name of this material originated from the Italian term papalino, which means "papal" in Russian translation, since it was used to sew clothes for the clergy of the Pope.
In our country this fabric appeared only in the XVIII century and was brought from Europe. On sale, it was called "European baize".
What is this fabric
As a result of the interweaving of transverse and longitudinal threads of different thicknesses, which can be both natural and artificial, poplin is produced. Due to this weaving, thick and coarser yarns are inside, closed from the outside by softer and thinner. This fabric is similar to satin its external shine - "spark", but cheaper than it. Poplin for most of its characteristics resembles coarse calico, but only it is lighter, soft, smooth and very pleasant and comfortable to the touch, which contributes to its popularity in the manufacture of various underwear and clothes.
Bed linen from poplin, as a rule, is made from 100% cotton, but some manufacturers experiment and weave different threads: woolen, silk or synthetic. Accordingly, natural threads increase the price, and added artificial threads - reduce.
How does it happen?
Before deciding on what material is worth buying a set of bed linens, check out the types of poplin produced by modern enterprises:
- Bleached by means of a special chemical treatment, during which the yellowish or grayish shade inherent in the canvas is removed.This procedure is carried out at the stages of preparation of the tissue for dyeing.
- Smooth-colored, which after bleaching gives a single color.
- Printed or printed. With the help of special machines, paints are applied to the fabric using a pattern that is bright and clear.
- A multi-colored pattern on the material is formed in the manufacturing process by using fibers or threads of different colors.
Bed linen from poplin has all the positive characteristics of the fabric, it:
- pleasant to the touch;
- environmentally friendly and does not cause allergic reactions;
- durable and wear-resistant;
- not wrinkled;
- keeps its shape well, without deforming and stretching;
- "Breathes", that is, freely passes the air;
- it is hygroscopic, that is, it is able to both absorb and release moisture;
- easy to wash, even in cool water;
- many color options.
In addition, the set of bed linen from poplin, due to the peculiarities of the structure of the fabric, is more ecological, practical, hygienic and durable than similar from coarse calico.
So what to choose
It is not a discovery that natural materials, such as cotton, are best suited for bed linen. It is used for the manufacture of such popular fabrics as satin, calico and poplin.
Stitched kits are durable, wear-resistant and fairly cheap, but they have a significant drawback: they are rough and tough to the touch. And numerous washings do not have a special effect on their rough "character."
The brilliant and silky satin bedding is beautiful and pleasant to the body, many colors can satisfy even the most demanding taste. One of its drawbacks is the high price.
Bed linen sets made from poplin steel were manufactured not so long ago, but its durability, softness and comfort make it possible to compete with bazy, and a light matte shine makes it look like satin. Choosing which material, poplin or satin is best suited for sleeping sets, you just need to compare the feel of their quality, and then look at the price, which is more friendly with the poplin kit.
How to choose the right one
On the shelves of stores today you can see kits of poplin sleeping linens from various manufacturers with a wide range of prices. However, a beautiful label, a high price and a great name do not guarantee quality. Be sure to take a good look at the fabric itself and how the linen is sewn.Uneven edge, poorly processed seams, protruding threads - this is an indicator of poor quality and, most likely, such bed linen from poplin does not meet the requirements of the standard. As already mentioned, poplinic tissue practically does not crumple, so try to crush it in your hand. Do not be guided by the beliefs of sellers and buy bedding from polypoplina. This material is not some kind of innovative development, it's a poplinic fabric, in the structure of which quite a lot of synthetic fibers are included. A bit expensive, but much more quality domestic bedding. Ivanovo poplin today produces a quality and beautiful, and it is much lower than imported analogues.