Parachute Sheets Review
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I received a free set of Parachute sheet. If you’re in the market for a new set of sheets, you may want to take a look at Parachute. Parachute was created to offer premium quality bedding at an accessible price. They don’t have any overhead for showrooms and salespeople so that savings is passed on to the consumer.
This bedding is made with long staple Egyptian cotton which is sort of the gold standard when it comes to cotton. Sheets are dyed in a process that is safe and eco friendly. Their sheets only have Oeko-Tex Certified dyes which means that when you are sleeping in these sheets, you don’t have to wonder if you are sleeping with toxic chemicals and carcinogens.
Their product is designed in the US but actually manufactured in Tuscany Italy by people that have been making high quality bedding for over 6o years. This is truly amazing since many sheets you now find at department stores are manufactures in large factories in China and other countries.
You can buy Parachute sheets through their website. They even accept PayPal. If you live in the L.A. area, you can schedule an appointment to stop by their Venice Beach showroom. That’s currently the only place you can actually test them out in person. But again, eliminating showrooms and salespeople means better value for you. My sheet set which consists of 1 fitted sheet and two pillow cases for a king sized bed costs $149.
Recently Parachute opened a showroom in Venice, California. Below is a picture
Here’s the inside of the store. It definitely has a beach house vibe. Very relaxed and inviting:
Compare this to a similar sheet set a Restoration Hardware which runs $349, on sale!
My sheets arrived in under a week and came in a nice package which made unboxing a fun experience.
I received a fitted percale sheet and 2 pillow cases. You have a choice between percale and sateen. Percale uses an over under weave which gives it a matte finish and enhances breath-ability. It naturally has more texture to it than a sateen sheet. I chose the percale because I have a set of bamboo sheets which are silky smooth and I wanted to try a different type of texture.
If you end up purchasing the percale texture you will notice that they feel a bit scratchy out of the box, but that’s normal. After a wash they start to soften up and it will take about 2-3 more washes for them to soften to their true feel. Since I was charges with conducting a Parachute sheets review, I was worried that I may have to give them bad marks because of the initial feel. Please don’t make the same mistake and make sure you break them in.
I am very pleased with my new Parachute sheets. They feel amazing and you can see the difference in quality down to the stitching. The pillowcases use an envelope method instead of just one opening. This keeps your pillow from constantly sliding out and gives your bed a more finished look.
Considering your head is against a pillow about a third of your life, you might as well invest in a pillow case with quality fabric and safe materials. Their pillowcases are large enough to hold a range of pillow sizes.
Parachute has a 30 day refund window and provides a return packing slip with every shipment. So if you aren’t satisfied for whatever reason, you have about a month before you need to return them. As I said, it will take a a few washed before the sheets have their true feel so I would recommend a couple washes right away before putting them on your bed.
According to their website, Parachute will donate $10 to the non-profit “Nothing But Nets” for every Venice set sold. That’s enough to purchase 1 bed net for a child in sub-Sarahan Africa to fight malaria. So you can feel good about your purchase while feeling good while you sleep!
If you’re in the market for a luxury sheet set but don’t want to pay department store prices, Parachute is a hidden gem. I expect this company to receive more recognition as consumers start realizing that there are other options for quality sheets aside from traditional channels. I look forward to seeing this company grow and continue to reshape the bedding landscape.
One last thing, please note that their sheet sets do not include a top sheet. The reason is that a large number of people don’t use top sheets and the vast majority of Europeans don’t either. The advantage is an bed that’s easier to make. Also, if you have a washable duvet cover, it can be redundant. Just keep that in mind while shopping.
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