The FIX Fabric Difference
Developing the fabric for the FIX line was no small task. We knew we wanted to create remarkably simple, remarkably comfortable linens that last. Admittedly, we were new to the world of thread counts and fabric sourcing. Understanding what makes one cotton different from another can be complicated and confusing. But we pressed on, focusing on four core elements that remain at the heart of our commitment to producing quality products:
Now, we’re sharing what we’ve learned with you. Read on to see what sets FIX apart in a sea of white sheets.
What is it? Thread count translates to the number of threads woven into one square inch of material. This number is calculated by analyzing the weft (horizontal weave) and warp (vertical weave) of fabric.
Good to know: When it comes to thread count, the 400's seem to be the sweet spot.
When you get beyond the high 400's, some cheating and marketing spin kicks in. Companies spin together low-quality cotton, adding extra threads into weft threads to increase a product's perceived thread count but doing nothing to increase the fabric quality. We've all fallen for the too-good-to-be-true low-cost "high thread count" bedding only to realize that after just a few washes it starts to look pilled and sad.
The bottom line: FIX offers 400TC linens that are soft, comfortable, and look beautiful wash after wash.
What is it? Cotton quality varies widely from region to region. Quality is defined in terms of the length of the staple, which translates to the length of the cotton fiber.
Good to know: The longer the staple, the higher the quality.
The bottom line: FIX sources high-quality long-staple cotton for all of our linens.
What is it? Sateen sheets tend to feature a “three-over-one-under weave," while percale sheets feature a “one-over-one-under” weave.
Good to know: Sateen weave is a softer, smoother weave. Percale weave is a lighter crisper weave. Sateen sheets are also mildew resistant making them a good choice for those who suffer from allergies.
The bottom line: FIX uses sateen for its wrinkle-free properties and luxury finish.
What is it? OEKO-TEX certified fabrics and textiles are guaranteed to be completely free from harmful chemicals and are safe for human use.
Good to know: To attain OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification, fabric must be tested and free from harmful levels of more than 100 substances known to be dangerous to human health.
The bottom line: All FIX products are OEKO-TEX certified and tested for harmful chemicals to safeguard the health of consumers and the planet at every stage of production.
See our blog for more info on OEKO-TEX.