How to choose the right bed linen for your needs

Choosing the right bed linen is crucial when it comes to creating a comfortable and inviting bedroom. These textiles not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of the room but also play a significant role in ensuring a good night’s sleep. 

Romatex is a leading textile manufacturer and supplier of bed linen in South Africa. These textiles are manufactured to high standards at our facility in Cape Town. We place a strong emphasis on quality and customer service. As such, Romatex is your go-to destination for high-quality bed linen.

Types of bed linen produced at Romatex

Bed linen encompasses a range of items, including fitted sheets, flat sheets, pillowcases, and duvet covers. Each of these items serves a specific purpose and contributes to the overall comfort of your bed.

  • Fitted sheets – These come with elasticised corners that fit snugly over your mattress, ensuring a smooth and wrinkle-free surface to lie on.
  • Flat sheets – These are placed on top of the fitted sheet and provide an extra layer of comfort. They can also be used as a lightweight covering during warmer nights.
  • Pillowcases – These cover and protect your pillows, keeping them clean and extending their lifespan. They come in various sizes and styles to match your bedding.
  • Duvet covers – These encase your duvet, offering both protection and aesthetic value. They come in a wide range of designs and can be easily changed to match your decor.
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The importance of thread count

Thread count refers to the number of threads woven into one square inch of fabric. It is an essential factor to consider when choosing bed linen as it directly affects the quality and comfort of the fabric. Generally, a higher thread count indicates a finer and smoother fabric. 

Romatex manufactures 200 thread count bed linen, which is considered high-quality and provides a luxurious feel. However, it’s important to note that the optimal thread count for comfort may vary depending on personal preference.

Types of cotton used in bed linen

Cotton is the most popular material for bed linen due to its softness, breathability and durability. There are two main types of cotton used in our bed linen: 100% cotton percale, which refers to a type of weave characterised by a tight, one-over-one-under pattern. 100% cotton percale is known for its crispness, comfort and breathability, making it ideal for those who enjoy cool and lightweight bedding.

The second type of cotton is a blend. Our easy care polycotton blends combine cotton and polyester fibres to create bed linen that is easy to care for and less prone to wrinkles. These blends offer a balance between natural comfort and low-maintenance upkeep. The choice between 100% cotton percale and polycotton blends ultimately depends on personal preference and desired level of maintenance.

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Why choose Romatex for your bed linen

For high-quality bed linen in South Africa, look no further than Romatex. As a leading textile manufacturer, we offer a wide range of bed linen options to suit your taste and budget. Romatex uses premium materials and a highly mechanised facility to create bed linen that is durable and ideal for regular use and washing.

With an extensive selection of designs, colours and sizes, Romatex ensures that you can find the perfect bed linen to complement your bedroom decor. We also offer convenient shopping with an online store and a factory store in Cape Town. We are committed to providing exceptional customer service and ensuring that you are satisfied with your purchase. 

Choosing the right bed linen is essential for creating a comfortable and inviting bedroom. Consider the type of bed linen, the importance of thread count and the different types of cotton used when searching for your ideal bedding. For more information about our various products and textiles, please contact us today.


Romatex is a leading manufacturer and supplier of stitchbond and other textiles for the retail and hospitality sectors. Romatex is a Level 2 B-BBEE company that is owned by Deneb Investments Limited, a subsidiary of Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI), which is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). 

Our head office is based in Cape Town but we have branches in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape and the Free State. For more information about our products, please contact Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram for our latest news and industry insights.

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