High quality manchester & bedding at wholesale prices | Autumn 2020

Percale

Percale, aka. “plain weave” cotton, refers to a weave of cotton in which one vertical thread is woven over one horizontal thread. Tighter than the standard weave used for bed linen, percale must have a thread count of at least 180, commonly over 200.

Sateen

Sateen is a weave of cotton in which four horizontal threads are woven over one vertical thread. The result is a smooth, silky texture with more of a sheen, though it has less space between threads and so breathes less than percale. Unsurprisingly, this generally results in higher thread counts.

Check Fabric

Check is the most popular and common fabric design with never-ending charm. Different types of check as upholstery fabric designs are used to make varied furnishing products. From small to large, all types and colors of checks are available.

Flocking

Flocking is the process of depositing many small fiber particles (called flock) onto a surface. It can also refer to the texture produced by the process, or to any material used primarily for its flocked surface. Flocking of an article can be performed for the purpose of increasing its value in terms of the tactile … Read more

Pillow-top Mattress

Pillow-top mattresses have an additional layer of foam or padding atop the regular mattress. Sometimes they will be double-sided and have this layer on both sides, in which case the user is expected to flip the mattress over regularly for maximum comfort and lifespan of the mattress. The general consensus is that pillow-top mattresses at … Read more

Duvet, Quilt or Doona?

Different names for the same thing   People have given it different names over the ages, but the item itself is almost the same all around the globe – a soft, flat bag filled with some light, warm filling that we use to cover ourselves in bed. Duvet, Doona, Quilt, Continental Quilt, Edredon, Cotton Blanket … Read more

The Truth About Thread Count

Thread count is often considered a simple measure of fabric quality, so that “standard” cotton thread counts are around 150, while good-quality sheets start at 180 and a count of 200 or higher is considered percale, or closely woven. Thread count in sheets can range from 80 to 700+, although most stores sell sheets ranging … Read more

Which Doona is right for me?

When winter is in full swing it’s time to pile on the sheets and blankets and huddle up in bed! As BLO is based in Melbourne we know a little bit about miserable weather and what a difference the right doona can make. But which IS the right Doona? And what’s the difference? Many of … Read more

To Iron or Not to Iron?

For probably as long as we have had bed linen one of the most time-consuming jobs for the home-maker was ironing it all out. The best looking beds are generally freshly made and pressed, and yet many choose not to take on this arduous task due to how labour- and time-intensive it is. Many of … Read more

Do you deliver to X location?

We deliver everywhere, but postage is more expensive for shipping to overseas, approximately proportional to the increase in shipping prices on our end. For example, postage for a Quilt/Doona is: to Australia – $18.50 AUD to New Zealand – $35.00 AUD to Asia Pacific – $90.00 AUD to the USA – $99.00 AUD to all … Read more

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