Here I’m taking a close look at the garment washed sheet set from Lime & Leaf.
I’m going to show you a little bit about what I like, what I don’t like so much, and for whom I think these sheets might be particularly beneficial.
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These sheets are made from 100 percent Supima, also known as Pima, cotton which has a reputation for being extra soft as it’s woven from fine, long-staple fibers.
I would say these sheets are no exception.
They have a super soft, smooth hand feel.
While they are percale woven sheets, they do have that crispness, that cool crispness that comes from percale woven sheets, but because these are also garment washed, they’re a little less crisp and a little more smooth than some other percale woven sheets.
These sheets have a 250-thread count. I would say they’re pretty lightweight.
I’m definitely getting the sense that they’re going to help keep me cool in the warmer months, which is great because I’m a warm sleeper.
I’ve got the set in white, but Lime & Leaf does offer about four or five other colors of the garment washed sheet sets. Also other styles that are not garment washed.
I’ve got the white. You might be able to tell, because of the finishing and garment washing process, they do have a little bit of a bluish hue to them. That’s something to keep in mind.
What are you getting with this set?
You get the top sheet, the fitted sheet, and two pillow cases.
Now the fitted sheet is able to accommodate mattresses up to 15-inches deep.
The pillowcases are super smooth, just like the rest of the set. Something I love is that the opening is on the side rather than down the middle. It does have extra flap of fabric, which in my opinion, is just always a nice aesthetically-pleasing perk because you don’t see the tags of the pillows sticking out.
Let’s say my first impressions of these sheets is that they are very soft, cool, and cozy.
The people at Lime & Leaf describe it as how their grandmother’s sheets used to feel. So cool from the percale weave, and soft from many years of washing.
That’s a pretty accurate description.
I have two main criteria that need to be met before I’ll even consider adding a sheet set to my own personal collection.
Those two are, number one, most importantly, how the fabric itself feels on my bare skin. Number two, how well the fitted sheets stays tucked and stays put on the mattress.
As far as number one is concerned, I am loving how this fabric feels. It is like the folks at Lime & Leaf say. Really got this cool, inviting, sort of like, “I can’t wait to take a nap” feel.
Rubbing my hands all over it, I can feel how super soft and smooth the garment washing process has made these sheets. I’m loving that.
Also, I’m a combo sleeper. After rolling around, transitioning positions, I would say the fitted sheet did a great job of staying tucked. I see there’s a tiny bit of gapping between the fitted sheet and the mattress, just a little bit.
You might need to play around with how you’re tucking the excess fabric under the mattress in order to get that perfectly tucked, tight fit there. It never became untucked, so that’s important.
Also, I like the look of these.
The garment washing process, like I said, is intended to enhance the comfort and the softness, but it also provides the sort of worn-in look that’s meant to bring something special, something unique to the overall look and feel of these sheets.
This definitely has that.
Like I said, it does have a bluish hue, so it’s not that standard white cotton that you might be used to seeing. It also just has this textured look to it that sets it apart. I’m liking that.
At the same time, the bluish hue of the top sheet is not quite matching with the pillowcases. I’m not loving that. If it was all the same exact bluish hue, I would be into it. I’m not loving the fact that there’s a little bit of disparity there.
Another thing that I’m noticing is that the top sheet is so cool and breathable, which I love because, like I said, I am a hot sleeper.
I almost feel like the fitted sheet is almost a little too thin. I would definitely want to swap these out for something a little more warm and cozy once the cooler months start to roll in.
Overall, I think that white cotton sheets are a bedroom essential. These are a great pick.
There’s a lot that I’m liking about this sheet set, but just to name a few, I’m into the garment washed nature of these sheets.
They bring something special to the sheet game that sets it apart from other white cotton percale sheet sets I’ve seen.
I like the worn-in feel that the garment washing brings. Also has sort of a rustic aesthetic that I personally think is charming.
Speaking of the garment washing, it makes them super soft, cool, and cozy. The people at Lime & Leaf got it right. It does have the, “I’m about to take a nap, in my grandma’s spare bedroom,” feel, which I personally find to be very comforting on a few levels.
Lastly, something that always takes the pressure off for me is Lime & Leaf offers a generous trial period of 30-days, wherein you can test this bedding out, see if it’s the right one for you, and if after a month, you’re still not feeling them, just send it back for a full refund.
As always, there are going to be a few things about these sheets that are not for everybody.
Firstly, as is often the case with percale cotton sheets, they wrinkle a little easily. It doesn’t detract from the comfort or anything, but from an aesthetic standpoint, it’s not ideal.
If I were you, I’d remove them from the dryer as soon as they’re done. They’re super warm and wrinkle-free. That way you can stretch them out over the mattress. That’ll serve to keep the wrinkles at bay a little bit.
Another thing is, as a result of the finishing and garment washing processes, there’s a bit of a bluish hue to these sheets. You might not be able to tell immediately, but if you were to hold, say, a piece of white paper or another piece of white fabric against these sheets, you would see the difference.
There is a little bit of a bluish tint to them. Something worth noting. Different strokes for different folks. If you’re looking for a sheet set that’s pure, true white in color, it’s something to keep in mind.
Lastly, these sheets are incredibly lightweight, cool, and breathable, which is great for summertime or the warmer months, but I might want to take them out of rotation once winter rolls in.
Well, that wraps up this review.
***UPDATE*** the Lime & Leaf company is now closed.
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.