Web site: cottontaledesigns.com
Crib Bedding brand review: Cotton Tale. Cotton Tale has been one of our favorite bedding lines for a long time and for good reasons: originality and quality. There are no licensed cartoon characters or trendy fabrics like chenille here. Instead, you’ll see beautiful soft pastels, whimsical animal prints and adorable appliqués.
Best of all, Cotton Tale’s prices are affordable—most range from $72 to $150 for a three-piece set including a blanket, sheet and bed skirt. Jumping on a trend, Cotton Tale is also making affordable 8-piece sets too for as little as $134 although they contain bumpers (we do not recommend using bumpers). We’re pleased to see Cotton Tale now make sets available without bumpers. Most of the fabrics are 100% cotton, although some trim may be a blend.
Cotton Tale’s used to call out a sub-line (N. Selby Designs) that kicked up the sophistication a notch with more luxurious looks. They seem to have folded these designs into the main Cotton Tale line now, however. The whole line incorporates richer colors and cute patterns.
Most of the collections are now made in the U.S. (except those with embroidery or heavy appliqués): the fabric is printed in Mississippi and the items are sewn in California.
Our only beef with the company is that their sheets only have elastic at the ends, not all the way around. That’s disappointing. But all in all, we’ll give Cotton Tale a big thumbs up for the innovative designs and beautiful patterns. Rating: A-