Lehua Kyllikki. bedding set. June 26th , 2017.
Of all the choices available for dorm bedding you have the range of solid color poly filled comforters, plush/novelty fabric sets and on the luxury side down and down alternative bedding. Most of the fashion printed dorm bed in a bag sets you see in stores around July tend to be polyester filled and of an inferior design. The retailers expect the bedding to be perceived as 'disposable' and they can barely make it past the school year before pilling or shrinking with washings.
Many of the pieces in the Tommy Bahama casual bedding collection are made with Tencel Lyocell. This fabric is made from Eucalyptus trees and harvested using sustainable practices. The fabric is woven in a closed loop spinning process giving the finished product a silky, smooth finish. The cool through the night pillow casing is Tencel Lyocell, which repels moisture and keeps the pillow cool to the touch throughout hot summer nights. The lightweight blanket is made from the same fabric and filled with primaloft, a hypoallergenic down-like product. All of these bedding accessories can be washed and dried at home and continue to get softer with age.
Polyester filled dorm comforters usually use a 'batted' material which is a bonded layer of polyester that is then sewn sandwiched between the decorative fabrics. These comforters can be washed and dried but usually experience ripped seams or pilled fabric before the end of the year. The best recommendation for this bedding is to use it, enjoy it and throw it away at the end of the school year. Because most students live in the dorms for 1.5 years this may or may not be a worthwhile strategy. These type comforters are also not very helpful for keeping college students warm in the dead of winter. Students often pile on a couple articles of bedding to keep warm.
Dorm rooms are notorious for being really hot or really cold - so we advise layering for maximum flexibility. Generally speaking most twin comforters sold for back to school season run skimpy on the width and length. For the most part a 68 x 88 size twin comforter is good enough - and of course a 68 x 92 extra long twin is the perfect maximum length. The choice of down versus down alternative is a personal decision that will be impacted by price and durability. Some college students like to have matching comforters and room d(c)cor - others like a classic crisp white comforter like at home. Regardless it is advised that the comforter can be machine washed (for eventual cleaning - usually at home). Down dorm comforters are a nice choice that allow for a breathable and hypoallergenic bedding solution that will be sure to make roommates jealous.
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