New house. New bed. New sheets! As all things and industries are being disrupted, so is the sheets industry. Companies like brooklinen and parachute are making high quality household items simple and reasonably priced. You might scoff at the $320 price tag for a set of sheets, pillow cases, and duvet cover, but you would be surprised at the the range when it comes to luxury textiles.
At first, I too was hesitant to cough up the cash but then it occurred to me that I will sleep on these sheets every day. (With any luck) 8-10 hours per day. 365 days per year. When I considered that and I considered the crappy sheets that I have previously owned and how gross and uncomfortable they start feeling after a few washes, I warmed to the idea.
Here has been my experience with my Parachute Percale Sheets…
First Impressions: Another great thing about disrupted industries is that the packaging gets better! It’s so nice to open up a nicely wrapped package! I automatically feel like I am getting a gift. A gift that I bought for myself.
Comfort: The first time sleeping on the sheets was rough. And I mean that literally. We chose the percale sheets as opposed to the sateen or linen sheets. From their blog that means it “is most easily comparable to the perfect white button-down: crisp, clean and livable. It’s stonewashed for ultimate comfort and will only become softer as it’s laundered.” Before the first wash the sheets were ever so slightly scratchy, but after that they were a dream.
As we live in Houston, the sheets do an amazing job at staying cool to the touch.
Quality & Care: Parachute’s blog post was very helpful in suggesting instructions for care. I wash my sheets every other weekend on a gently cold cycle. Then dry them on low heat. We’ve been using them for about 3 months now and there has been no deterioration of quality and no pilling. In fact, every time they are washed they get better and better!
Esthetic: I chose the color “ash” which I believe now is called “sand”. I have a slight obsession with greige (grey + beige) right now and that is basically what color it is. I love how it looks comfortable but also fine. I guess you could call our bedroom shabby chic?
Overall: I would highly recommend these sheets. Not only are they comfortable and luxurious, but the buying experience was so easy. In the end I think the lesson here is that a good set of sheets is worth investing in. And Parachute has a great product that might not set you back as much as a fancy department store.