If you’ve been wondering what the Organic Cotton Sheets by Saatva is all about, I’m here to answer your questions.
I’m going to show you what Saatva sheets feel like, what they’re made of, and which sleepers might love them the most.
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When I first unboxed them, my first impressions were that they were lightly lustrous, silky soft, and I could tell they were going to do a good job of keeping hot sleepers cool. I’m a hot sleeper, so that’s definitely a bonus.
Not to mention, as the name suggests, they are organic, and I’m always interested to see how organic bedding compares to bedding that’s not organic.
I’m sure you’re interested, too.
So, let’s take a closer examination of these sheets.
These sheets are woven from 100 percent long-staple organic cotton into a 300-thread count, and they feature a sateen weave. What all this means is the long-staple cotton is making these sheets feel really soft and really durable.
Something that’s important to know is that the longer the fiber, also known as staple, the more durable and soft the cotton sheets are going to be.
The sateen weave is giving these sheets a light luster and a feel that’s more silky as opposed to crisp. It’s worth noting that percale sheets are going to be more crisp and matte in appearance, and sateen sheets like these are going to be a little more shiny and more silky in feel.
The folks at Saatva tell that these sheets are organic all the way. So not only are these sheets 100 percent certified organic, but the farmers who harvest this cotton, also must be paid a living wage.
If eco-friendly, ethically sourced bedding is a priority for you, you might be particularly compatible with Saatva’s sheets.
Now, each sheet set comes with one top sheet, one fitted sheet capable of accommodating mattresses up to 15 inches deep and two pillow cases, which don’t have envelope closures, so there is this opening on the side. There’s a little bit of pillow spillage. It’s not my preference. I do like those envelope closures.
It’s worth noting that when sateen woven sheets do get put through the wash and dry cycle, they do lose a little bit of that luster. That sateen sheen will diminish a little bit. They’re still lightly lustrous, but not as lustrous as when they first came out of the packaging.
However, they do feel softer after being washed and dried.
Without further ado, let’s find out who is going to be most compatible with these sheets. There’s a lot to love about this sheet set.
First of all, if you’re into more of a silky-smooth feel as opposed to that crisp feel that you get from cotton percale, this might be the sheet set for you.
Between the very durable long staple cotton and the really silky sateen weave, you’re really just getting this very smooth hand-feel that sateen lovers are probably going to particularly enjoy.
Speaking of a sateen weave, sateen woven sheets do have a reputation for laying heavier on the body, being less breathable and therefore less beneficial for hot sleepers.
Luckily, that is not the case with this sheet set.
In fact, this sheet set might be the most light and breathable sateen sheet set I have ever tested. If you prefer sateen, but you also need help keeping cool at night, would definitely give these a try.
Lastly, while these are not the most lustrous sateen sheets I’ve ever tested, they still do offer this subtle sheen. If you’re really not into sheets that are very shiny and something a little more lightly lustrous, these might be right up your alley.
There are some things about this sheet set that you might want to consider before you commit.
First of all, like I said, if you’re into that crisp, cool hand-feel, just remember that these sheets are not at all crisp. They’re very smooth and silky, so if you’re a percale lover, if you love that crisp hotel bed-feel, you might want to look elsewhere.
Another thing is, these sheets are light and breathable and they’re going to do a great job of keeping you cool.
That said, they’re not going to do a great job of keeping you warm. If you’re looking for something more warm and cozy, again, you might want to try these first.
Speaking of trying them first, you do have 45 days to try these sheets, see how they fit into your lifestyle. If you don’t love them, you can send them back for a refund.
That said, the price is not exactly in everyone’s budget, ranging from about $125 to $225. The fact of the matter is, these might be out of some sleepers’ price range.
Alex P. Davis has a BA in Interior Design from The New York School of Interior Design and 10 years of experience expertly designing sophisticated interiors.