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A plain-weave, medium-weight fabric made of cotton or cotton and polyester.



a fine cotton fabric with a close weave. Percale, an industrial fabric, is produced with an unpolished finish. It is used in the production of parachutes, by the chemical industry, and in the manufacture of textolite (a fabric dipped in a synthetic resin). Certain types of percale are used in making summer dresses and blouses.

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Beaudesert's fabrics are inspired by traditional French designs -Fritillaria costs pounds 59a metre on French percale and pounds 75on silk taffeta.
Percale pillowcase in 200 thread count percale cotton, with a contrasting percale cotton applique border.
Choose, she says, between the crisp smoothness of percale or the silky softness and sheen of sateen or a cotton-rich, easy care cotton/poly percale blend.
It's part of SDH's Italian Delphi collection, a grouping of yarn-dyed jacquard bed ensembles and percale sheeting, sdhonline.
Fabrics can be percale or sateen with thread counts ranging from an exceptionally soft 200 (Violette and Genet) to a gossamer-fine 500 (Etoile).
Yves Delorme of Paris' new Bleuet pattern features delicate flowers on crisp white Egyptian combed cotton percale.
The key feature of the new collection is relaxed luxury - soft designs in linen, satin or percale complemented with stripes and florals.
Hepburn bedlinen in polyester cotton percale patchwork, available in natural, bluebell or lavender, priced from pounds 25 for a double fitted sheet, from McCord Design by Mail.
Digitally printed onto crisp 200 thread count percale cotton.