Flannel sheets get a bad wrap. This is generally the fault of a massive amount of cheap flannel sheets and a tiny amount of well-made flannel. If I were to hazard a guess, that’s thanks to a wider understanding that flannel is only to be used in the fall and winter. This is not super accurate.
Flannel is a weave that can be made from a variety of materials but is most often made from cotton (the flannel you’d actually want to use is, at least). It is the heaviest bedding weave on a per-yard basis — hence our collective burying of it after March — but flannel made with high quality, long staple cotton should not be the furnace that the dirt cheap, five-pound set your mom dusts off on particularly cold nights around the holidays is.
The math here is pretty simple: the longer the cotton staple used (staple just means the length of the fiber pulled from the boll), the fewer the number of threads needed to weave the sheet. The smaller number of threads means a lighter sheet, and one with less chance to thread, pill or shrink in the wash.
All these attributes belong to Boll & Branch’s brand new flannel sheet sets — available in solid colors and classic patterns. This is the company whose other sheet sets have been praised by the likes of The New York Times to Business Insider (and the winner of our exhaustive testing of 31 different sets).
Online earlier this week, Boll & Branch’s flannel sheets are on sale now.
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