Discover how to keep cool throughout balmy Summer nights with our lightweight natural bedding and beautifully breathable bed linen, crafted from temperature-regulating silk, linen, Egyptian cotton and more.
The White Company began over 21 years ago when Chrissie, unable to find well-designed, beautiful quality bed linen, established The White Company to make them. We know that the secret to keeping cool on hot Summer nights lies in breathable, natural materials that feel weightless next to your skin. Simply read on to discover which of our quality fabrics we recommend for a blissful Summer night’s sleep.
Renowned for its cooling benefits, linen is a bestselling fabric choice for Summer sheets. Feeling soft yet slubbier to the touch than cotton, this clever weave has outstanding breathability and encourages extra airflow over your body, so that it doesn’t cling to hot skin. What’s more, linen is highly absorbent, meaning that perspiration will be drawn away very quickly, giving you a more comfortable night’s sleep. Once you’ve discovered the joy and comfort of our pure linen, nothing else is quite the same for Summer.
If you love the sound of this, try our Santorini Bed Linen, now with up to 20% off. Crafted from pure washed linen, it’s luxuriously soft and gives your bed a more relaxed aesthetic than the smartness of cotton percale or elegance of cotton sateen.
2. COTTON PERCALE
All of our pure cotton fabrics are naturally lightweight and breathable, which make them all beautiful choices to sleep under. What makes our cotton percale so special, compared to our Egyptian cotton or cotton sateen fabrics, is its exquisitely cool and crisp handle. Crafted from a plain weave, it is light, breathable and doesn’t cling to hot skin, allowing moisture to be wick-away with ease. It has a smarter aesthetic and smoother touch than linen, making it ideal for more traditional bedrooms.
If you love the sound of this, try our Lille bed linen, now with up to 30% off. Made from luxurious 200-thread-count pure cotton percale and finished with exquisite floral hand embroidery, shadow stitch scrolls and a hemstitch border – it’s both beautiful to look at and sleep beneath.
On particularly hot nights when sleeping under a duvet is too hot, we recommend swapping your duvet for our Easy Iron Egyptian Cotton Percale flat sheet , paired with our pure cotton Eltham Throw, now with up to 60% off.
3. EGYPTIAN COTTON
Due to the naturally long and fine fibres of the Egyptian cotton plant, Egyptian cotton has a supremely high-thread-count which gives it an incredibly smooth, silky-soft handle. Blissfully high-quality and breathable, even on the hottest of nights, you’ll feel perfectly comfortable surrounded in its breathable, cloud-like softness.
If you love the sound of this, try our Mayfair bed linen, now with up to 50% off. Made from 600-thread-count Egyptian cotton sateen, it feels exquisitely smooth, has a cooling drape, elegant sheen and intricate diamond jacquard design. The perfect choice for anyone looking to add a touch of hotel-inspired luxury to any bedroom.
Silk helps regulate body temperature by drawing air away from our skin to keep us cool in Summer. Being a natural material, it is breathable and helps to lift away perspiration while its lightness provides a beautiful drape that floats across the body.
If you love the sound of this, try our Silk Duvet in 450gsm (like 3.5 tog), now with 20% off. Super-soft and lightweight, this wonderful duvet offers luxury for everyone. Edged with button holes and a supply of cufflinks, you can create a thicker tog rating by buttoning two duvets together, offering versatility for each season.