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Is custom bedding worth the money?

August 23, 2022

Is custom bedding worth the money?

Is custom bedding worth the money?

Most people don’t think of their bedding as something that it is worth investing in. However, we can spend up to a third of our lives in our beds, and high-quality, luxury bedding can greatly enhance the time we spend in bed, and can even improve the quality of our sleep. If you are asking yourself if custom bedding is worth the money, you are likely weighing your options and have found yourself interested in luxury bedding, but you may have questions about the costs. Let’s take a look at what is behind that price tag, and what makes custom bedding stand out from regular bedding.

What’s behind the price?

In a department store, you can generally get a full set of bedding – a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, and two pillowcases – for under $100 for any size bed. Luxury or custom bedding, on the other hand, will likely set you back $500 or more for the same number of items. It might seem like a no-brainer when it comes to cost, but custom luxury bedding is higher-priced for very good reasons, primarily:

  • Fabric quality
  • Workmanship
  • Traceable, ethical products

Fabric quality

Luxury bedding is an heirloom quality product, and with proper care will become more comfortable and soft over many years of use. In contrast, inexpensive bedding may become pilly and threadbare in a surprisingly short time; if you find yourself buying new bedding every year or two, it’s the quality of the fabric that is letting you down. Cheaper bedding is made with cheaper materials. For example, inexpensive cotton uses shorter fibres that are spun more coarsely, whereas high quality cottons such as Egyptian or Pima cotton have very long fibres that can be spun into smooth, tight, strong threads. Materials like high-quality cotton and linen actually grow softer with use, without becoming weakened or damaged.

Workmanship

When you are paying for luxury bedding, you are usually supporting skilled craftspeople who are working from generations of knowledge. These craftspeople work in smaller factories and  can make custom orders if you have a specific size, colour or style of bedding in mind. You can see this skill in the quality of the finished products, in delicate even hems and hand-sewn embroidery.

Traceable, ethical products

Many inexpensive bedding manufacturers misrepresent the quality of origins of their materials, and make use of sweatshop labour. Cheap fabrics are often produced from raw materials that are environmentally damaging in their production. Luxury bedding manufacturers usually focus on natural fibres such as linen, cotton and silk, and will be able to tell you the exact path of origin of their fabrics, as well as demonstrate relevant certifications like organic or sustainable designations. Furthermore, the focus on craftmanship ensures that the bedding is produced by skilled workers earning a fair wage.

High-quality bedding represents an investment in your quality of life, and despite its high up-front cost, will have a lifespan many years longer than that of standard commercial beddings. Custom bedding is worth the money!