We recently talked about the type of information you need to look out for on the packaging to ensure you’re buying quality. It’s here that you’ll find clues about quality, such as the type of fibres, what sort of weave is used and the thread count. But there are a few more ways you can spot decent quality bedding.
We take a look at a smart clues that will give you the edge when you go shopping to make sure you get what you pay for.
Do a little bedding research
Get to know your choices. With the internet at your fingertips, doing a little research will save you money and time. Find out what options are available to you locally and make sure you understand the key terms such as thread count and weave, as well as the variations in fibres, from totally natural fibres to fibre blends. Also do some reading around what it takes to produce these kinds of fibres. It will all give you the knowledge you need to make good bedding choices.
Local bedding specialists
Look for smaller companies. More often than not, smaller company specialising in bedding will give you better value for your spend as you are not paying for the large overheads associated with big retailers. In fact, high rentals in shopping malls, advertising budgets and even the CEO’s bonus are all worked into the price of the product.
The question you need to ask yourself is: how much of what I am spending is actually on the actual product?
More passion = solid product knowledge
Additionally, smaller speciality suppliers are more often than not far more passionate about their products and therefore more knowledgeable. They will be able to give you better advice and should be able to answer all the questions you might have.
Read Part 1 of What to look for in quality bedding and look out for Part 3 in this series.