I Switched from Linen Sheets to These Dreamy Cotton Percale Ones and I’m Never Going Back

published Mar 15, 2022
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It wasn’t until recently that I became hip to percale sheets. I had always been a linen gal, but after literal years of wear and tear endured by my favorite Parchute Linen Sheet Set, it was time to switch it up. That’s when I began looking for a sheet set that mimicked the clean, crisp feeling of hotel sheets. For me, ideal bedding is stiff enough to stay taut against my mattress without feeling crunchy, and the texture is smooth but not too silky. Bottom line: Cotton percale seemed to be the fabric for me.

As it turns out, knowing what kind of sheets you like is a lot easier than finding the exact set of sheets you like — at least when you’re as picky as I am about bedding. In the course of my quest, I’ve tried multiple sets: A few were passable at best, others felt far too satiny, and still others wrinkled easily or felt crinkly when I got into bed. It wasn’t until trying out Boll & Branch’s Percale Hemmed Sheet Set that I was excited about bedding again. Finally! These smooth, clean-feeling sheets checked off all my boxes.

Snagging the top spot on AT’s Best Organic Sheets list, the Hemmed Sheet Set is 100 percent organic and Fair Trade Certified. I love that Boll & Branch’s commitment to sustainability doesn’t compromise the exquisite feel or style of these sheets. With an array of sophisticated colors to choose from, any bedscape is bound to look (and feel) heavenly when topped with these Boll & Branch beauties.

Made from 300-thread-count cotton, the set includes a fitted sheet, a top sheet, and two pillow cases. The bottom sheet fits perfectly over my beloved Burrow mattress, and the top sheet is heavy enough to stay put yet light enough to avoid feeling claustrophobic. Slipping into my Boll & Branch-clad bed makes for a breathable sleep, one where I never wake up sweaty or shivering even with the erratic weather changes we have here in Southern California. The sheets even get smoother and look more and more at home on my bed with each wash. They truly feel like they were made just for me. 

Buy: Boll & Branch Percale Hemmed Sheet Set, $238