Bedding refers to the fabric items placed on a bed to cover it, to keep the occupants warm or cool and to provide decoration.

Other names for bedding include manchester, bedclothes, bed linen and bed wear.

Items of bedding include:

  • Blankets (woollen, cotton, synthetic blends, mohair, etc.)
  • Sheets (cotton, brushed cotton, polyester, etc.)
  • Duvet, doona, feather- or wool-filled quilts
  • Quilts
  • Pillows and pillowcases
  • Mattress protectors

Some forms of bedding are more suited to certain temperatures than others. For example, cotton sheets and cotton blankets are better for warm to hot weather, while duvets and wool blankets are better for cold weather.

Things to think about when making or purchasing bedding[edit | edit source]

Here is a list of things to consider when either making or purchasing bedding items:

  • The thread count of sheets
  • Ecological impact (organic cotton, soy, bamboo, etc.)
  • A healthy mattress (for example, without chemical treatment)

Bedding around the world[edit | edit source]

Caption on image: "Indian merchants at Treadwell Mines" After the Treadwell Mines opened in 1881, women came from nearby villages to sell baskets, beaded clothing, and other wares to the gold miners and tourists.

Is bedding as done traditionally in Japan appropriate?

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