1. The British prefer linen. Americans prefer poplin and percale. In Europe, sateen and calico are common.
2. The most expensive bed linen in the world was made in Great Britain by the famous firm Charlotte Thomas Bespoke. The set is decorated with 22-carat gold, and it is based on wool, which has no analogues. Egyptian cotton was used for the sheets, and the bedspread is made of gorgeous Indian silk.
3. The duvet cover "envelope" appeared relatively recently - about half a century ago.
4. The sheet on the elastic band was invented by the Americans.
5. The world's largest set of bed linens was made in Russia by the company "Cotton Paradise" on the occasion of "Textile Worker's Day". The set consists of a sheet, a duvet cover and a pillowcase. The whole set used 3 732 509 meters of fabric. More than three thousand people can be accommodated under the duvet cover of such a set. The slogan of this campaign is "More love! More family! More joy and comfort in homes!"
6. In the USSR, bed linens for newborns could be obtained only on certificates from the registry office in stores for newlyweds. Only a few people had heard of calico and sateen sets, because only chintz, and rarely linen individual elements of bed linen sets were available for sale: pillowcases, sheets.
7. In the olden days, bed linen was carefully kept and passed on by inheritance.