ALETTA SMIT™ HOMEWARE has assembled an extensive collection of international bedding sizes available online. To be able to provide our customers with any desired bedding size, whether it's chosen from one of our sizing charts or when specific dimensions are provided to us by you, ALL OF OUR PRODUCTS ARE MADE TO ORDER.
International size chart
When you visit our website we ask you to choose your location. This facilitates your visit to our website; dimensions and prices will be displayed according to your domestic preferences. Each customer is able to choose from a list of standard sizes most commonly used in his or her country. These standard sizes are of the finished product. Measurements for all products are depicted as follows:
Width X Length (W X L), or
Width X Length X (pocket) Depth (W X L X D) for fitted sheets
We cut and sew each item to order, therefore it is very important that you provide us with accurate measurements for your duvet or mattress.
All bedding sizes written on labels and packages are approximate. Usually those dimensions are the dimensions of the unfinished product. The dimensions of the finished product, after sewing, are smaller. We advise you to actually measure your mattress and comforter/duvet, then either choose your size from our international chart or click on “custom size”.
Online price calculator for custom sizes
Through our website we provide our customers with a unique way to order customised bedding: Simply fill in the desired measurements for your bedding and the online calculator for custom sizes will directly provide you with a price for your customised bedding. You will not need to contact us to obtain quotations like with most other websites. Please note that we only manufacture bed linen for rectangular and round beds. We do not manufacture bed linen for unusually-shaped beds, for example oval beds.
Shrinkage of the fabric
Cotton is a natural fibre and as such it will suffer a certain amount of shrinkage, typically about 2-5% upon initial washing and drying cycles. When manufacturing products, we allow for such shrinkage and cut the fabric a little larger so that your linen shrinks to the correct size when you first wash it.
Measuring for a Tablecloth:
For example: Your table size is 100 x 200 and the desired drop 30 cm.
Total size tablecloth: Total Width 100+30+30=160 cm
Total Length 200+30+30=260 cm
Insert the desired size of the tablecloth: 160 x 260 (Width x Length).
(When manufacturing the tablecloth, we cut the fabric a little larger (about 2-5%) so that it shrinks to the correct size upon the first washings.)
Measuring for a Fitted Sheet:
When using a mattress pad also add the thickness of the pad to the depth of the mattress, to make sure your fitted sheet will have the right pocket depth.
(When manufacturing the fitted sheet, we cut the fabric a little larger (about 2-5%) so that it will shrink to the correct size upon the first washings)
Measuring for a Duvet Cover:
(When manufacturing the duvet cover, we cut the fabric a little larger (about 2-5%) so that it will shrink to the correct size upon first washings)
We cannot start production on your order until we have all necessary measurements. Feel free to contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions about measuring.