Cool and lightweight
Lots of color options
100% organic and Fair Trade
We purchased Boll & Branch's Hemmed Sheet Set so our writer could test it in her own home. Keep reading for our full product review.
Imagine falling into bed to the softest sheets you’ve ever snuggled up under. When we tried the Boll & Branch Hemmed Sheet Set, that’s how we felt. And since the sheets are certified organic and fair trade, we were able to sleep with a clear conscience, knowing that these eco-friendly sheets were ethically made.
There are a lot of factors to take into account when researching which new sheets to buy, including thread count, weave, price, and more. Our sheet buying guide gives the basic rundown, but we’ll go over all the main points on the Boll & Branch Hemmed Sheet Set. Keep scrolling to read our thoughts on whether or not these sheets are worth the price.
Material: Organic, soft cotton
An important thing to consider when buying new sheets is the material. Is it bamboo, silk, cotton, or something else? And if it’s cotton, is it organic, Egyptian, or long-staple?
These sheets are long-staple, organic cotton sheets. It sounds a little complicated, but “long-staple” just means that the fibers of the threads are longer, making the material more durable and strong. It also adds an element of softness to the fabric, which works wonders with these sheets. We love how soft they are.
Thread Count and Weave: Unique and authentic
The Boll & Branch Hemmed Sheet Set is 300 thread count. That may seem low, especially since the sheets are on the pricier side, but it’s not. While a thread count of 150 is definitely low (and usually means cheap sheets), a high thread count of, say, 1500 is inflated.
Here’s how thread count manipulation works: the manufacturer will take two fibers, twist them together as one thread, but continue to count those fibers as two threads. So you can actually end up with lower-quality sheets if you buy sheets with an inflated thread count.
Ideally, thread count should be in the 400 to 600 range. But for Boll & Branch’s sheets, a thread count of 300 is actually better. They use a sateen weave for their sheets. This type of weave is a variation of the traditional “over and under” weave that most people are familiar with. You have your lengthwise threads (warp threads), and you have your side to side threads (weft threads). But instead of the weft threads going over and under every single warp thread, they go over and under every four warp threads. Because of the way sateen fabric is weaved, a lower thread count is better.
Texture: Super soft
These sheets are impressively soft, and we attribute it to the high-quality cotton and signature weave. While we’ve tried bamboo sheets that we think are softer, the Boll & Branch sheets are some of the softest cotton sheets we’ve ever tried. Generic cotton sheets often pill easily and are scratchy, but these sheets are comfortable and durable. They don’t pill because they’re completely made out of long-staple cotton.
Washing: Super simple
Thankfully, these sheets don’t require special maintenance. The washing instructions are simple—just throw them in the washer and dryer. You can even use a warm iron on them if you want to.
Something we love about the Boll & Branch sheets is that they get softer with every wash. We’ve had a set of their cotton sheets for over a year, and we can confirm that.
We did have issues with them wrinkling, even when they were straight out of the dryer. However, a quick iron will solve that problem. And once we had them stretched out on our bed, the wrinkles weren’t very noticeable.
Design and Performance: Fit snugly and come in lots of colors
We hate it when a fitted sheet springs free from the mattress and curls up on the bed. Thankfully, Boll & Branch created this sheet set with extra-deep, 17-inch pockets. The fitted sheet stayed snug while we slept, and it didn’t threaten to come off at all while we tested them. We also stayed perfectly cool while using these sheets, which makes a huge difference for hot sleepers.
The sheets come in lots of different neutral colors, including White, Ivory, Natural, Dune, Shore, Pewter, Stone, Mineral, and Beige. We tried them out in Pewter, and we’re happy with that shade of gray.
Price: Brace yourself
High-quality sheets typically come with a high price tag, and these sheets are no exception. A twin is $160, and a king is $250 MSRP. Thankfully, there’s a 30-day risk -free trial, so if you don’t like the sheets, you can return them.
Competition: Check out these other luxury brands
Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set: Although the Brooklinen set is still pricey ($139 MSRP for a queen), these sateen, long-staple cotton sheets are almost $100 cheaper than the Boll & Branch sheets. They also have a higher (yet still reasonable) thread count of 480. These sheets do not have as much color variety as the Boll & Branch set, although they have a few pattern options. These sheets are cozy-soft, and they also get softer with every wash. And with a lifetime guarantee, these sheets are a more affordable option for soft, long-lasting cotton sheets.
Parachute Sateen Sheet Set: In a similar price range to the Brooklinen’s sheets, Parachute’s luxury sateen sheets start at $129 for a twin and go up to $169 for a king. The twin and twin XL options are only offered in White, while the rest come in White, Sand, Light Grey, and Slate. Using 100 percent long-staple Egyptian cotton, these sheets are also soft and smooth, without the sheen you typically get with sateen bedding. Parachute doesn’t reveal their sheets’ thread counts on their site, claiming that it doesn’t matter (and we have to agree, since we have tried them). Still, even without knowing the thread count, we can tell you that these sheets are high-quality and won’t disappoint.
- Product Name Hemmed Sheet Set
- Product Brand Boll & Branch
- MPN DSETKIS30HWT
- Price $240.00
- Color White, Ivory, Natural, Dune, Shore, Pewter, Stone, Mineral, and Beige
- Material Long-staple organic cotton
- Sizes Twin: 39 x 75 x 15; Twin XL: 39 x 80 x 17; Full: 54 x 75 x 17; Queen: 60 x 80 x 17; King: 76 x 80 x 17; California King: 72 x 84 x 17; Split King: 39 x 80 x 17 (x2)
- Warranty 30-day risk-free trial