The term percale describes the weave of the fabric, not it’s content, so percale can be a blend of 50% cotton and 50% polyester, 100 % cotton, or a blend of other fabrics in any ratio.

A percale weave has a thread count of about 200 or higher, and is noticeably tighter than the standard type of weave used for bed- sheets. It has medium weight, its firm and smooth with no gloss, and warps and washes very well. Percale fabrics are made in both solid colours and printed patterns.

At Sheraton Linen we use the name “Super Percale” to designate fabrics with the thread count of 300 and above, as these represent some of the finest linen available in South Africa.