Percale vs. Sateen: What’s the Difference?

Percale vs. Sateen: What’s the Difference?

By Parachute
When we set out to create the perfect sleep experience, we knew it would depend on one core factor: fabric.

The chosen textiles would need to possess the power to relax the mind and put the body at ease, to beckon you to bed each night and return you to the world rejuvenated the next morning.

We visited factories all over the world in search of this perfect product and sensation, and when we first set foot in our factory in Italy, we knew we’d found it. This facility is manufactured by true artisans who have been making world class bedding for over 80 years. Their passion for linens is demonstrated in their attention to detail and impeccable craftsmanship.

What is Percale? 

Parachute’s percale and sateen bedding is made using the finest long-staple Egyptian cotton, combed with precision to remove all impurities and dyed naturally in a process that surpasses the highest safety and environmental protection standards.

Our percale weave 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.

Its tightly woven weave—accomplished in a classic one-thread-over-one-under fashion—gives the fabric a simple, matte finish while providing ultra breathability. Cool to the touch, percale fabric is perfect for all seasons and is especially forgiving during the balmy summer months.

Parachute Percale Venice Set
Our signature Percale Venice Bedding Set is an homage to our California hometown – and to an easily made bed. Designed without a Top Sheet (because that’s our favorite way to sleep).
Coyuchi Organic Crinkled Percale Sheets
To create our softest, most relaxed percale yet, we took pure organic cotton and applied proprietary spinning and weaving to create a washed fabric with a lightly crinkled effect all over.
Allswell Organic Garment Wash Percale Duvet Set
Top off your bed with a layer of livable luxury, courtesy of our game-changing duvet cover. 100% organic cotton and a plush garment-washed finish make it a pleasure to snuggle with, and it’ll get even softer with every wash.
Parachute Percale Sheet Set
The start to making your perfect bed.
Allswell Organic Garment Wash Percale Sheet Set
Looking to give your bed an effortlessly stylish upgrade? Look no further.
Allswell Percale Euro Sham
Premium softness; cool-to-the-touch feel. The Percale Duvet Sham provides a light yet luxurious feel achieved through a unique cotton/Tencel fabrication and garment washing process.


What is Sateen?

Sateen, on the other hand, is a more lustrous experience. Its unique weave—four-over-one-under—gives this material the luxurious sheen and drape of satin with the comfort and durability of our world-class cotton.

Silky to the touch, sateen fabric is smooth and fresh against your skin and comfortable any time of the year. All sateen sheets are outfitted with our signature double stitch tipping, a classic look that provides a regal feel.

No matter which fabric you select, you’re sure to be delighted each night as you crawl into your bed. Sweet dreams.

Parachute Sateen Sheet Set
The start to making your perfect bed. Crafted in Portugal from 100% premium, certified long-staple Egyptian cotton – our sateen is soft and durable with a smooth feel that only gets better with time.
Parachute Sateen Venice Set
Our signature bedding set is an homage to our California hometown.
Parachute Sateen Duvet Cover
Our Sateen Duvet Cover will protect your Duvet comforter while keeping you cozy.

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