Soft & Silky ‘Classic’ Ivory Pillowcase Oxford
We have added to our best-selling 500-thread count satin weave bed linen with a rich Ivory collection. With the duvet covers and pillowcases edged with our signature grosgrain trim in white and with fitted and flat sheets in matching ivory, this is a wonderful warming addition to our Classic bed linen stable. Our pillowcases are available in standard housewife and oxford style (with a 5cm border).
Made in Europe.
Fabric: 100% Egyptian cotton
How to buy bed linen
Confused by thread count? Don’t know your percale from your Egyptian cotton? Our guide to buying bed linen will soon have you picking out the loveliest linens for your bedroom.
The thread count is used to describe the number of threads in a square inch of fabric. The higher the thread count, the finer and smoother the fabric to touch. As a general rule, the higher the thread count, the more superior the quality of your bed linen. Standard cottons will be around 110 thread count, while higher quality starts at 200. Anything above 200 is considered a much more luxurious quality.
Which fabric should I choose?
Egyptian Cotton: This term relates to the fibre used to make the fabric. Egypt is renowned for growing cotton with particularly long fibres that allows them to be spun unto very fine, soft yet durable yarns, making Egyptian cotton into one of the finest.
Cotton Sateen: This relates to the weave used to turn the fibre (Egyptian Cotton) into fabric. Through an overlay of yarns on the surface, a sateen weave creates a fabric that has a lustrous, smooth surface that is irresistibly soft against your skin. This weave can also have a slight sheen.
Cotton Percale: This term also refers to the weave of the cotton fibres. Percale weave has a more matte look as it is a flat weave. When made in a good quality thread count (300 and above, for example) it has the unusual quality of improving with age. Percale is a high quality combed cotton. Combing removes any rougher poor quality fibres and gives bed linen a lovely smooth finish.
Our pillowcases come in the classic Housewife style, which has no border and fits exactly to the edge of the pillow. Our bespoke pillow cases are available in an Oxford style which has an additional border around the edge and mitred corners for a stylish look.
Duvet covers have a traditional French ‘tail’ or ‘bottleneck’ end fold rather than button closure, which gets tucked in at the bottom for ease of bed making and so that you don’t lose your covers at night.
Fitted sheets have elasticised corners to keep your sheet secure through the night. Josephine Home fitted sheets all have a depth of 30cm. If your mattress is deeper, choose a flat sheet and fold in the corners to secure it in place. A flat sheet is also used as a top sheet and is essential if making your bed with blankets. Make sure your flat sheet has the right side facing down so that when you turn it back at the top of the bed, the right side is facing up.
We believe at Josephine Home that the journey of the product, what inspired it and how it is made, are equally important. Starting small with a made-to-measure service, our aim has always been to produce the very best quality in the world for each of our products, in each of their categories. Through this personal and focused approach, we had the opportunity to work closely, on a small scale, with the very best craftsmen in England and Continental Europe.
On the strength of our bespoke work, we realised that if we could do this service well, we could do anything. The experience we have gathered over these early years has meant that we now know the hallmarks of a great product. We believe that bespoke can never be a “quick fix” but instead it should be, and is, a journey.
For Josephine Home, provenance is about the combination of love, care and level of expertise that goes into creating each and every one of our products. All of our craftsmen have many years and often centuries of accumulated expertise at our (and your) service and what sets them apart is the unique combination of skill, passion and pride. We work closely with every workshop to develop products exclusive to Josephine Home.
- 50 x 75cm Standard
- 65 x 65cm Continental Square
- 50 x 90cm King
- 140 x 200cm Single
- 200 x 200cm Double
- 230 x 220cm King
- 260 x 220cm Super King
- 280 x 235cm Emperor
- 90 x 190cm Single
- 140 x 190cm Double
- 150 x 200cm King
- 180 x 200cm Super King
- 200 x 200cm Emperor
- 170 x 280cm Single
- 270 x 300cm King / Double
- 300 x 320cm Super King / Emperor
How should I care for my bed linen?
For generations, laundering, whitening and darning bed linen were vital rituals in the cycle of life associated with fine linen. Today, a few simple rules will ensure you get the best out of your bed linen.
Firstly, wash at the lowest temperature (40-60 degrees) without filling the drum too tightly as water must be able to circulate to ensure a thorough wash. Soft water also makes a huge difference to the feel of your linen, so it is really worth investing in a water softener if you live in a hard water area.
Secondly, always iron sheets while they are still slightly damp for an easy glide and a perfect finish. Finally, store well away from any dust – ideally in a separate linen cupboard, or drawer, perhaps adding an evocative scent to infuse the linen. The result will be long lasting, crisply ironed, freshly scented linen, which will make it a treat to get into bed every night. Given that we spend up to a third of our lives in bed, it just has to be worth it.
How do I care for my towels?
Your Josephine Home towels should ideally be washed on cold before the first use to soften the fibres. Once in use, they should be washed with whites only at 40 degrees to keep them white and fresh for as long as possible. They will however easily withstand a 60 degrees wash which is essential when a deep clean is required.
Tumble dry is essential for a lovely fluffy finish. However, if you are lucky enough to be able to air dry them outside on a line, this will give them the irreplaceable smell of fresh air with the slightly rougher finish of old fashioned towels.
Never use fabric conditioner on towels, bath mats or bathrobes as it will coat the fibres and make them less absorbent.
Josephine Home delivers throughout the UK and internationally.
See below for information on delivery methods, costs and delivery times.
|UK||Standard||£7.95||approx. 3 days|
|Rest of World||Standard||£25||5-10 days|
- - A signature will be required upon delivery. A card will be left to rearrange delivery should no one be home.
- - We aim to dispatch orders placed before 12 noon on the same day.
- - Orders are shipped only between Monday - Friday, not including Bank Holidays.
- - Please be aware that customers are responsible for payment of any local customs duties.
- - Although we use all reasonable means to ensure that your order is delivered within a specified time, we cannot accept any responsibility for late deliveries due to circumstances outside of our control. We will do our best to inform you of any unexpected delay.
We want you to be delighted with your purchase but if you are not, we offer complimentary returns within the UK for any item within 14 days of receipt as long as it is unused and in its original packaging.
PLEASE NOTE: Any orders placed over the Christmas season will benefit from an extended returns period until 15th January 2013.
Please inform us of your intent to return your purchase and the reason why, by contacting us at [email protected] or calling us on +44 (0) 207 751 0100. Please remember to quote your order number.
We will then provide you with details of the returns address and procedure.