Percale - Fabriclore

What is Percale Fabric?

  • Percale is a closely woven plain-weave fabric often used for bed covers.
  • The normal kind of weave that is used for bedsheets is clearly different from percale, which has a thread count of roughly 200 or more and is substantially tighter.
  • It is possible to weave it out of a variety of fibers, including cotton, polyester, and different mixtures of the two, and it is produced using carded and combed yarns.
  • Traditional percale sheets have a crisscross design that consists of one thread going over and one thread going beneath. 
  • To speak in terms of weaving terminology, there is one yarn in the warp and one yarn in the weft.
Percale Fabric


  • In the 18th century, the French word moris or mauris referred to the fabric known as percale, which was brought from India.
  • It was a piece of cotton fabric. Following in the footsteps of longcloth and salampore as the third most popular fabric to be shipped from the Coromandel Coast was moris.
  • It had a higher and more refined quality than the others of its kind.
  • Nellore, Arni, Maduranthakam, and Cuddalore were the locations where moris was manufactured. The fabric was also known as painted chintz in Southeast Asian countries.
  • In the 17th and 18th centuries, India served as the primary source of supply for percale, which was later produced in France.
Percale Fabric

What Makes it Stand Out


The fabric is smooth, soft and comfortable to the touch.


It can easily be draped. 


Applications & Usage 

  • Used for beddings - bedsheets & pillow cover 

Care Instructions 

  • Machine washable in cold or warm water on the wash cycle, or dry clean only, using common washing detergents without fabric softeners.
  • Avoid using chlorine bleach since it breaks down fibers.
  • Use a cold water rinse to clean. Use a second rinse cycle if available on your washing machine to remove any remaining soap residue.
  • Our percale sheets may become scratchy if you use too much soap.
  • You may tumble dry your sheets on the permanent press or low temperature setting, unless the label specifies otherwise.
  • We strongly advise against using high temperatures.
  • When the drying cycle is complete, quickly remove your luxury sheets and smooth them out while folding.
  • While moist, you may press using a cotton or linen setting on the iron.

Percale Fabric

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