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I was recently given a queen size set of Hill Station Home sheets for review. Hill Station Home is the latest online organic cotton sheet company to offer Fair Trade Certified, organic cotton sheets. A queen set currently retails for $149 on their website. Since they are a new company their only offering right now is white, in all sizes but I expect that to grow as the company matures. Right now they have a Kickstarter campaign where they are raising funds to grow their company.
According to the Kickstarter page, Hill Station Home was created for the following reasons:
- We created Hill Station Home to build a better luxury bed sheet. We wanted a sheet that was as soft as the sheets at luxury resorts, but without the weight and heat that many soft sheets come with. We wanted to feel rejuvenated in the morning.
- After exhaustive research, we’ve found the sweet spot for luxury bed sheets: we take 300 thread count, single ply, long staple cotton in a sateen weave to make our sheets light and luxurious. (That’s a fancy way of saying our sheets are incredibly light and luxurious, with a smooth, soft feel, without trapping extra heat.)
- Because we partner directly with our factory, we’re able to offer the same luxury for over $100 less than other luxury brands. You’re not paying for a wholesaler, distributor or retailer that inflate the price every step of the way. We’ve completely cut out the middlemen.
Overview of Hill Station Home Sheets
Below is a video overview of the Hill Station Home sheets. The set in the video is a queen size. Notice that it comes with a nice reusable cotton bag.
You can purchase these sheets direct from their website and they should arrive in about a week after placing your order. When you get them out of the box and the cotton back, they are wrapped in plastic so that they don’t get dirty in transit.
Construction of the Hill Station Home Sheets
There aren’t too many details on the construction of these sheets right now. What I can tell you is that they are 300 thread count. I assume that these are also the same construction as the other organic cotton sheets I have reviewed which means there are no pick insertion in the looms which means less pilling and more breathability.
It also looks like they will be offering duvet covers on their website in the future as this is a reward if you back them on Kickstarter on a higher level.
Hill Station Home Findings
Again, these sheets feel similar to the other organic cotton sheets I have reviewed which means they feel great! Pricewise they are a bit more competitive than others. The only drawback I see is that if you want to return the product it must be unused and in its original packaging. Other companies will accept used returns as long as it is within the trial period.
Below is a closer photo of the sheets I receieved.
Here’s another picture listing their Fair Trade and GOTS (Global Organic Textile) certifications.
My Hill Station Home Recommendation
Organic cotton is a much better choice than conventional cotton. Organic cotton sheets are still in their infancy in terms of awareness, assortment and market penetration but I expect that this niche will grow as people become more aware of the devastating impact that conventional cotton has on the environment and workers health. Hill Station home is now another outlet for supporting Fair Trade and sustainability.