Where to buy bedsheets in Singapore
For the one who likes it sensual:
Kate Low from the homegrown lingerie brand Perk By Kate introduced Yuu in February this year, adding another layer to her burgeoning e-commerce business. With a story similar to Brooklinen, the Perk By Kate team saw that most of the retail price of sheets in department stores are a result of the middle man, as well as rental and brand license fees. Realising that they could produce quality sheets with a leaner cost structure, the team started out producing their own, which are made out of natural long-staple cotton, the same kind that produces Egyptian and Supmia cotton. By using a sateen weave, Yuu retains that level of luxe thanks to the lustrous nature of the weave — a structure that produces a high sheen on the fabric due to lesser breaks and cross-overs. With a thread count of 400, a sensual sleep atop buttery soft sheets awaits. While they only have four colours so far, they'll be introducing two colours in time for Christmas and the new year.
For the one who wants to treat yourself:
Ah, Frette. If you're after La Dolce Vita, Frette is undoubtedly your answer. Since 1860, these Italians have been entrusted to furnish the beds in Claridge's, The Peninsula and the Orient Express, as well as yachts and even aircraft. But even a storied brand could use with an update, which is what they've been up to this year. With a new direction that targets a wider audience by introducing a non-seasonal collection, you can look forward to a new base colour: Milk — not white or ivory, but a more alternative take on a classic. You can still expect traditional shades such as beige and pearl grey, as well as designs that include baroque and herringbone styles... perhaps for a time when you're finally ready to sink into the spoils of your hard-earned dollars.
For the one who likes to play it safe:
DKNY at TANGS
Yes, we know this one-stop shop is neither new nor ground-breaking, but what TANGS has is the ability to satisfy just about anyone. Think: Your brand-conscious bestie, or the girlfriend who thinks she knows fashion just because she reads a bunch of magazines. DKNY's 2018 Microsculpt collection features a micro sculpted fabric that adds depth to any look you're going for. Because they're percale sheets with a traditional one-yarn-over and one-yarn-under weave, their crisp, cooling feel and matte finish is great for Singapore's temperatures, with a durability that's unmatched.
For the conscious tree-hugger who wants a guilt-free sleep:
Started by self-proclaimed 'sleep chief' Priscilla Tan, SOJAO ('go to sleep' in Hindi) is a Singapore start-up that launched its organic cotton bed sheets in January. Tan wants you to hustle hard and sleep easy, especially from knowing that your sheets have come from a good place — specifically, India, where SOJAO's cotton is sourced. The Chetna Organic Program works with various farmers from across states like Maharashtra, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, supporting more than 15,000 farmers to increase the sustainability and profitability of their farming systems. By supporting fair-trade practices, these organic cotton crops are grown without harmful chemicals and as a result, don't poison the water, soil or air. Due to the lack of chemical additives, the sheets are hypoallergenic. They also use low impact dyes. A plus? SOJAO's sheets are GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard)-certified.
SOJAO uses single-ply yarn, spun from long-staple cotton fibres. With a thread count of 300 and a sateen weave, each sheet feels buttery soft. While they're starting small with six colours in the collection, they're planning to add a new colour, Blush, next month. You can also look out for their printed duvet covers — hand-printed by artisans — early next year.