I have tried high quality egyptian cotton & it was too harsh/rough, it made me itch. Same with percale and cotton and silk mixes. I even tried IKEA bedding to see if cheap stuff was maybe just softer and less fibrous, but no dice. The problem is that I think pure silk bedding would just be way too high maintenance for me, and at £400 I don't fancy my chances of my cat not ruining it with his little claws. Perhaps I am texturally sensitive, but I neeeeeeed silky, smooth, soft bedding! What should I look for? I'm sick of shelling out £££ just to feel uncomfortable.