The Euro Sham, often referred to as a Square Sham, is a large decorative covering finished with flanges around all four edges and a tuck flap in the back. Two large (65cm x 65cm) Euro Shams are typically placed at the back of the bed behind the shams and sets the backdrop for the bed. Euro Shams are sold individually and are designed to fit with our Euro pillow fillers.
Style Tip: The smaller size (50cm x 50cm) is often placed as an accent piece at the front of the bed.
A decorative pillow covering with flanges around all four edges and tuck flap in the back. Available in standard (used for queen bedding) and king sizes.
Style Tip: Traditionally ornamental in the US, these can also serve as pillowcases, which is commonly done in Europe.
A functional pillow covering with an opening on one side to easily insert and remove pillow and used for sleeping pillows. Frette Pillowcases are available in standard (used for our standard and queen pillow fillers) and king sizes.
Style Tip: Most Pillowcases are sold individually, however, Hotel Classic Collection and Single Ajour Collection pillowcases are sold two per package and are a quick and easy way to refresh your bed linens.
A Decorative Pillow, also referred to as a Cushion, is a square pillow with a button, flap or zip closure and without flanges around the edges. The Decorative Pillow often sits as the centerpiece of the bed.
Style Tip: Adorn the front of your bed with the smaller size (50cm x 50cm) Decorative Pillow for a pop of colour or pattern to your bed or use as an accent piece in any room of your home.
A bed linen ensemble consisting of bottom sheet, top sheet and either two shams or pillowcases. Bottom Sheets come fitted (unless otherwise noted) with elasticized corners for a snug fit around the mattress. Top Sheets are flat sheets that are placed on top of your fitted sheet and beneath your duvet cover and/or light quilt.
Style Tip: Although most Sheet Sets come with shams that match the top and bottom sheet, pillowcases can be added to complete the bed. We recommend our Classic Doppio Ajour Collection pillowcases in white and ivory because they will always pair back to any sheet set.
Enveloping the comforter/filler, the Duvet Cover is an ornamental top of the bed covering, finished with buttons for closure.
Style Tip: Often the focal point of your bed, a Duvet Cover in an all-over jacquard brings colour and interest into the bedroom. Alternatively, if you prefer a more contemporary look, our Hotel Classic Duvet Cover offers timeless appeal perfect for the modern home.
The lightest layer on the bed the Light Quilt is fashioned in embroidered cotton or mixed silk jacquard, providing decorative texture, warmth and comfort. Due to their intricate craftsmanship and lustrous fibres, our Light Quilts are often our most treasured pieces. Available in king (unless otherwise noted) the Light Quilt is a versatile piece that fits both king and queen beds.
Style Tip: Light Quilts add a hint of opulence to the bedding ensemble. In warmer climates, these precious pieces can take the place of heavier duvets.
Layered underneath the duvet cover and also known as a coverlet, the Bedspread, rests over the top sheet and reaches to the floor. The Bedspread is often used as the sleeping blanket if the duvet is turned down for the night.
Style Tip: Choose a contrasting colour that coordinates back to your duvet cover and fold the duvet cover three-quarters of the way down on the bed to showcase the piece and create an enchanting layered effect.
Woven from the finest raw materials available, Frette has produced linens of unparalleled quality that have come to embody luxury, comfort and creativity across the globe; the quality of our cotton is no exception. We employ cotton with long, smooth fibres, making it more uniform, resistant and smoother thread when twisted, making our bedding, bath and homewear durable, easy to care for and soft to the touch. Percale, found in our Hotel Classic Bedding Collection , is a lightweight cotton with a smooth, crisp feel and matte look that is perfect for summer and warmer weather climates. Frette percale has a 200 to 240 thread count. Sateen, found in our Doppio Ajour and Bicolore Collections , is a soft, light and lustrous fabric with a silky smooth feel, luminous sheen and inviting touch. Frette sateen has a thread count of 300 to 500. Poplin, found in our Triplo Bourdon Collection , is a strong cotton fabric in a plain weave that is soft and comfortable with a remarkable sheen and brightness. The structure of poplin gives the fabric the property of not wrinkling quickly and of washing and ironing easily Frette poplin has a thread count of 240.
Found in our Doppio Ajour Linen and Bicolore Linen Collections, is a natural fibre extracted from the flax plant with a fresh feel, a silky shine and high resistance. Due to its structure, linen can absorb water equivalent to up to 20% of its weight without the body feeling any humidity. This makes linen an ideal fabric for close contact with the skin, especially in warmer climates.
Used in our homewear and as a component of many of our luxury light quilts, is soft, strong and absorbent. This natural fibre helps maintain body temperature, making it suitable for insulation in winter and is cooling for the summer months. Ensuring the highest quality, Frette’s silk is exclusively spun and woven on Italian soil.
Found in many of our blankets and throws, has high tensile strength and elasticity offering insulation properties and the ability to retain shape and absorb moisture. Merino Wool comes from the Mediterranean coastal area, the ideal climate for producing the world’s highest quality wool and the only one capable of meeting the standards for Frette’s exacting weaves.
Found in our homewear collection and various blankets and throws, is a precious fibre with extraordinary traits. Obtained exclusively from the fleece of the Hyrcus goat, native to the mountainous regions of Asia, cashmere has an extremely high capacity for thermal insulation in both cold and hot climates. Highly prized because of the limited quantity produced each year, Frette deals exclusively with the finest raw materials, spinning and weaving it into the very best cashmere fabric available today.
Cortina, available in pillow fillers and comforters, is made of Polish white goose down with extremely high filling power, making it the ultimate in luxury. Cortina pillow fillers and comforters are encased in 100% white cotton sateen, 380 TC, filled with 85% pure Polish goose down feathers and finished with a double stitch seam and decorative piping. Pillow fillers are available in light, 1,150 g/m², medium, 1,400 g/m², and firm, 1,650 g/m² . Cortina comforters have a fill power of 750+ and are available in light, 80 g/m², medium, 140 g/m²², and firm, 200 g/m².
Sutera, available as a comforter, is made of 100% cotton, 240TC and 300 g/m² weight, the casing features a dobby stripe pattern. The fillers do not undergo any chemical or thermal treatment; each filler goes through a mechanical process that includes carding (to parallelize the fibres), lapping (to obtain the right padding thickness), and a special technique that forces the fibres to remain in place, using hundreds of needles to vertically cross link the fibres.
Available as a comforter, is made from 100% pure white Mulberry silk long fibres, giving it excellent warmth retention, absorbency and breathability. Naturally long Mulberry silk fibres offer supreme moisture management and breathability factor, due to the closed hollow structure. The Villa comforter is encased in cotton sateen, 300 TC, with a weight 275 g/m².
Massa, available in pillow fillers and comforters, combines the warmth of polyester fiber filling with the comfort of hypoallergenic properties. The cotton ticking material undergoes a sanitizing treatment process. Encased in 100% percale, the Massa pillow fillers and comforters undergo a sanitizing treatment process and are filled with 100% poly-microfibre. The pillow fillers, are available in medium and firm and the comforters have a weight 200 g/m².
Due to the fine quality of our fabrics, household linen must be washed before it is used. Sort your household linen by fibre (cotton, linen, silk, wool) colour (whites, light colours, dark colours) and type of item (sheets, towels, tablecloths). Do not include items made of synthetic fibres. Also, do not include garments with components that could damage fabrics (zippers, hooks, metal, parts). Make sure the items are unfolded when loading the machine. Begin with a pre-soak in cold water and a little detergent. For bed linens, wash in cold water with mild, liquid biodegradable detergent. For bath items, machine wash on medium setting. Please view product specific care instructions on the product information page online and review the information on the product label.
Delicate items with lace and embroidery should be enclosed in a large, thin mesh bag. Pillowcases and duvet covers should be washed inside out to protect the lace. When the wash cycle is completed, remove the laundry immediately and shake it to minimize wrinkles.
Use maximum temperatures only on the hardest-to-clean articles.
Whites 120/140 F, Colours 85/105 F, Delicate Fabrics cold water/85 F cold final rise, pre-soaking.
Use the Frette Elisir Scented Delicates Detergent or a mild liquid biodegradable detergent without added bleach or whiteners. Avoid powdered detergent or detergents containing akalis and make sure the detergent is fully dissolved before the water touches the fabric. The amount of detergent depends on how soiled the laundry is and on the hardness of the water. Use a smaller amount than specified on the package because such instructions usually over-estimate the required amount.
When machine drying, never dry at high temperatures. If your dryer is adjustable, use the medium fan and spin speed. For bed linens it is important to remove from dryer before completely dry, gently fold then iron. For line drying open each item and shake before hanging. Do not place coloured articles in direct sunlight, the sun makes whites seem shinier, but extended exposure may cause yellowing. Do not hang wool and delicate items vertically. Do not dry longer than necessary.
Use a steam iron on a warm/hot setting for cotton; use a hot setting for linen and a water spritzer if needed. For embroidered linens, iron them on the reverse side and while damp for best results. Avoid using spray starch and choose the proper temperature, as indicated by the symbols on the care label: medium/high for cotton and linen, low for silk and wool. To protect the softness and absorbency of towels, do not iron.
Luxury fibres, such as silk, wool and cashmere, are best professionally cleaned. To avoid excessive shrinkage on top-of-the-bed pieces, such as light quilts, bedspreads, and blankets, dry cleaning is recommended. Be sure to use professional dry cleaners who have experience with luxury linens and natural fibres.
Store linens folded flat in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area. Linens stored long-term should avoid being stored in plastic bags and boxes as natural fibres need to breathe. Make sure stored linens are not exposed to direct sunlight which can cause permanent yellowing. For a crisp clean scent store with Frette Elisir Scented Discs.