SFERRA fine linens heritage crafts luxury of the everyday, where beauty and comfort are woven into every room of the home. Fine tailoring, impeccable craftsmanship and unparalleled innovation are the mainstay of everything. Only the very finest raw materials make the finest linens. SFERRA is renowned for sourcing the world’s choicest natural fibers and spinning the most gossamer of yarns to weave luxury linens of impeccable quality and comfort.
The company was the first to introduce bed linens woven from Giza 45, coveted as the highest grade of Egyptian cotton. For linen connoisseurs, there is no parallel for Italian-woven fabrics. Put simply: Italians are recognized throughout the world as the absolute masters of the craft. Theirs is a rich history, grounded in more than three centuries of small, family-owned textile mills dotting the Alpine foothills in the North of Italy, where SFERRA linens are still crafted today, continuing a heritage of unsurpassed workmanship and artistry.
For us, the divine is in the details: the forethought that goes into all the fine little particulars in our line means we’ve carefully considered all the functionality inherent and desired in the products we design. These refinements are in the finishing touches of a well-crafted hemstitch. It’s the generous sizing of our bed linens, allowing extra fabric not only for shrinkage, but also, a luxuriant turn-back on flat sheets. It’s in the all-around elastic of our fitted sheets (and, its prodigious depth), so you’ll never find yourself short sheeted. It’s in the corner ties on the inside of duvet covers, designed to thread through the corner loop of our down stuffers to keep duvets firmly in place.
The story of SFERRA is not just a history of fine linen-making, but one of family, of determination, and of the American Dream. The company was founded in 1891 Italy, when Gennaro Sferra first set foot on the cross-Atlantic steamer which would carry him to America. It was a family history of craftsmanship that enabled him to sell the exquisite handmade lace that would become his future. Capturing the fashion of the day, he sold Italian lace, collars, and cuffs to society’s tastemakers as they vacationed at seaside resorts up and down the East Coast. This established Sferra’s reputation for offering only the finest and most exclusive fine linens. Over the next decades, Sferra thrived, thanks to Gennaro’s visionary thinking. He had the foresight, in the early 1930s, to evolve his focus to table linens, and instilled in both his sons, Enrico and Albert, a mastery of textile craftsmanship, technical know-how, and an yearning for creative exploration. The textile aptitude shared by Gennaro’s sons helped redefine standards for the entire linen industry, making the Sferra name synonymous with luxury. Indeed, such was the value of their name that Enrico was granted an introduction to Princess (later, Queen) Elizabeth. With great prescience, Gennaro’s son Albert recognized the ability of long-staple cotton to create a quantifiably softer and smoother percale bed linen, starting a revolution in bedding that would change sleep forever. These linens were the precursors to what is now the Celeste Collection, the most celebrated (and popular) of all SFERRA linens for more than 20 years.
With continued growth and a change in ownership, the company originated ever-more-luxurious advancements, those prized enough to become the in-flight bedding for Pope John Paul II, the elegant table linens of Reagan-era state dinners, and the de rigeur bedding found in celebrity linen closets In 2001, after two years of development and refinement, Sferra introduced the first-ever 1,020-thread-count linens, which were heralded as “turning the linen industry on its head.”
In 2008, the company debuted a world-exclusive Egyptian cotton bedding with its suite of SFERRA Giza 45® Collections. These were woven from a special genus of extra-long-staple cotton, revered as the rarest of all fine cottons known extravagantly as the ‘Queen of Egyptian Cotton’. The percales, sateens, and jacquards woven from this cotton have taken up residence in the company’s pantheon of best sellers, developing a devoted and loyal fan base of fine linen connoisseurs throughout the world.
The company evolved the brand name to the singular and more easily recognizable, SFERRA. And so, from a humble Italian immigrant pursuing the American Dream to the preeminent dreamers of innovation, SFERRA will always live at the forefront of craftsmanship and luxury.
The company evolved the brand name to the singular and more easily recognizable, SFERRA. And so, from a humble Italian immigrant pursuing the American Dream to the preeminent dreamers of innovation, SFERRA will always live at the forefront of craftsmanship and luxury. View Collections >