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Caring for cotton

Whether it’s cotton, cotton percale, organic cotton or yarn dyed cotton; pure cotton fabric is at the heart of our bed linen collections. We carefully source OEKO-TEX certified cotton and GOTS certified organic cotton from our suppliers, to ensure we’re creating the finest natural and sustainable bed linen for our customers.

Our sustainable approach to textiles means that we make our collections in small batches and repurpose fabric offcuts into smaller items to reduce wastage. Following our fabric caring tips will lengthen the life of your items and keep them looking and feeling beautiful. The longer pieces are kept, cherished, handed down, repurposed and saved from landfill, the more sustainable they become.


Care instructions for washing cotton, cotton percale, organic cotton and yarn dyed cotton

Cold machine wash with mild laundry powder or liquid.
Line dry in shade or tumble dry on warm heat.
Warm iron.
Do not soak. Do not use bleach or fabric softeners. Bleach can weaken fabric, and fabric softener contains silicon which creates a waterproof coating on textiles.

Did you know?
All our cotton bedding is slightly oversized to allow for shrinkage during washing, this will ensure your fitted sheets will still fit the bed after laundering.

Top Tip – turn patterned and coloured bedding inside out to prevent fading.
Top Tip – adding 2 teaspoons of baking soda to your wash will keep your whites pristine.


Our cotton bedding

Made from crisp pure cotton percale, our Heirloom collection of sheets and pillowcases offers classic and enduring style. Light, breathable and cool to sleep in, our Heirloom sheeting is perfect for summer beds, hot sleepers and those who love that fresh bed feeling.

Our Purity bedding is made from GOTS certified organic cotton, a breathable, toxin free and soft fabric that is kinder on the planet and your skin. Our Purity bedding collection if duvet cover sets, sheet sets, fitted sheets and pillowcases are a beautiful and sustainable choice for all the beds in your home.

Top Tip – did you know that every Wallace Cotton product has a care label specific to that item? Follow these instructions carefully to ensure your item will be enjoyed for many years to come.


General washing tips

Discover our recommendations for general laundering and information about laundry powders and keeping your whites pristine white.


Our tips for fabric end of life care

When you’ve loved and used your cotton bedding so much that you’ve worn it out, we’ve come up with a few suggestions for recycling or repurposing the fabric, for a sustainable ‘end of life’. From cutting fabric into smaller pieces and use as cleaning cloths and dusters to repurposing for sewing and kids craft projects, discover our tips for extending the life of your cotton bedding.