Because you rest your head on them at the end of every day, your pillowcases should provide exceptional comfort that enhances a good night's sleep. At Manchester Collection, we understand the importance of a perfectly fitted pillowcase crafted from the highest quality fabrics and meticulously designed. Choose from our premium range of beautifully smooth, 100% cotton, satin, velvet, or silk pillowcases for ultimate relaxation and style.

Our carefully selected fabrics, that are luxuriously comfortable yet durable, include Bellevue Living’s environmentally friendly washed vintage linen for a relaxed, soft and cool feel - perfect for summer or winter, Allura Linen Hotel’s 400 thread count for everyday comfort and durability, to our 1000 thread count, 100% highest quality cotton pillowcases by HoteLuxe for a luxurious look. 

Enjoy a versatile, neutral colour palette selection including classic whites and charcoal with sizes to suit all bedroom needs, including standard, European, u-pillow, queen size, and king size pillowcases. Choose pillowcases with matching duvet sets or accessorise your duvet with mix-and-match designs. Shop online or visit one of our Melbourne, Victoria stores for the highest quality at great value.

How To Choose the Ideal Pillowcase

It is purely up to your preferences which colours you will choose, but you should understand the characteristics of the fabrics, how sizing works, and a crucial attribute of the materials - thread and momme count - before you make your choice. So let’s discuss the thread and momme count first.

Thread and Momme Count

Thread count is a metric used to determine the density of cotton and cotton-based materials - it is the number of threads that are woven into one square inch of the fabric. So, the higher the thread count, the higher the density. This means that materials with a high thread count will be better at retaining warmth and are more durable, plus, they tend to feel softer. 

On the other hand, thread count is not used for silk and silk-based materials but a momme count. Momme is a Japanese term that refers to the weight of silk fabric that is 45 inches x 100 yards in size. Without getting too deep into it, it measures the density and silk and silk-based materials with a higher momme count are more durable and tend to feel more luxurious.

Now that you know what the thread and momme count mean when you are looking at cotton or silk pillowcases, we can talk about the characteristics of specific pillowcase materials.

Satin Pillowcases

Satin pillowcases have a luxurious and smooth texture, which is attributed to their weave pattern and silky finish. These pillowcases are typically made from materials like silk, polyester, or nylon. The glossy surface minimizes friction, reducing hair breakage and minimising facial creases, which makes them a good choice for healthier skin and hair. 

Additionally, satin's cool, breathable nature enhances comfort during sleep by providing a soothing feel against the skin. From an aesthetic perspective, the lustrous sheen adds an elegant touch to bedding and creates an opulent bedroom ambience. Overall, satin pillowcases merge functionality with aesthetic appeal, providing a sumptuous sleeping experience.

Silk Pillowcases

These pillowcases exude opulence with their smooth texture, owing to the finely woven silk fibres. Our silk pillowcases are made from 100% natural mulberry silk, providing a luxurious sheen and a delicate touch on the skin that no other material can offer. Like satin, silk pillowcases are renowned for reducing friction, silk minimizes hair breakage and facial creases, fostering healthier skin and hair. 

Their inherent breathability and temperature-regulating properties create a cool, soothing sensation during sleep. On top of that, they are naturally hypoallergenic, helping you avoid allergies and irritations. When it comes to the aesthetic, nothing matches the elegance of silk.

Velvet Pillowcases

Velvet pillowcases epitomize luxurious comfort with their plush and velvety texture, achieved through the meticulous weaving of soft fibres. They can be crafted from materials like cotton, silk, or synthetic blends, but always offer a rich tactile experience. Velvet's inherent smoothness reduces friction and its appearance exudes sophistication. In essence, velvet pillowcases seamlessly blend lavishness with tactile pleasure, ensuring a decadent sleeping experience.

Cotton Pillowcases

Cotton pillowcases embody timeless comfort with their crisp, breathable fabric and natural fibres. Derived from the cotton plant, these pillowcases offer a soft and smooth texture, enhancing the overall sleep experience. They are known for their absorbent properties and wick away moisture, keeping you cool and comfortable. 

Cotton's versatility makes it easy to care for, as it is machine washable and durable. The understated elegance of cotton pillowcases complements any bedroom decor, providing a classic and inviting aesthetic. Overall, cotton pillowcases boast a blend of comfort, durability, and simplicity, ensuring a cozy and soothing feel against the skin for a restful night's sleep.

Size and Fit

A well-fitted pillowcase holds your pillow securely in place, preventing it from slipping out during the night and disrupting your sleep. It also maintains the pillow's shape and support - if a pillowcase is too large, it can lead to excess fabric bunching up, making it uncomfortable and diminishing the overall functionality of the pillow; on the other hand, a too-small pillowcase can cause the pillow to bulge out awkwardly. 

Simply put, it's essential that you get the right size pillowcase. Pillows and pillowcases typically come in four sizes:

  • Standard - the standard pillow is 48cm x 73cm
  • European - European pillowcases are made to fit the larger European type of pillow and measure 65cm x 65cm
  • Queen-sized - queen-sized pillowcases are 54cm x 80cm
  • King-sized - king-sized pillowcases are made for the largest pillows and are measured at 50cm x 90cm

Order Online or Visit a Store Near You

Now that you know how to select the ideal pillowcases for your bedroom, the only thing left is to find the highest-quality pillowcases. That is what we offer at Manchester Collection. Our range includes all types, from cotton to silk pillowcases, and they come in all sizes and colour pallets. You can order online right now and we will deliver to your address or you can find a store near you if you wish to see and feel materials for yourself. We’ll welcome you anytime