The idea for Parachute began when founder Ariel Kaye experienced nirvana in the form of crazy-soft sheets she slept in while vacationing in Italy. When she couldn't find the quality equivalent in the States at a price she could afford, she decided to launch an online company to sell sheets made with percale and sateen cotton sheets spun in one of Tuscany's world-renowned mills. If you prefer the silkiness of sateen to the cool, crisp character of percale, you won't have to pay a cent more.
Verdict: The second you slip into a bed made with these sheets, you'll be able to feel the difference. After letting my sister crash at my place, I received a text from her the next morning asking where she could buy a set!
Cost: Prices start at $109 for a set (one fitted sheet plus two pillowcases; top sheet sold separately)
Parachute Percale Sheet Set ($109-$149)