FAQ's


Design Ministry NZ made bed linen and office space

Who is Design Ministry?
Design Ministry was founded by Auckland based graphic designer Samantha Vergis.
Samantha has always had a passion for textiles, in particular Scandinavian inspired monochrome prints and design.


Where are your products made?
The Design Ministry collection is designed, printed and manufactured in New Zealand.
We believe in supporting locally made products that have attention to detail.


Why is your collection specifically monochrome?
Being monochrome gives the freedom to add any colour to suit your home.


Where can I view your products in person?
Please refer to our stockist page here.


What fabric Does Design Ministry use for printing?
We print mainly on 100% cotton and linen.


What is thread count?
Thread count simply refers to how many threads lengthwise and widthwise are woven into one square inch of fabric. With finer threads more can be woven into each square inch which produces a finer, softer and more flexible material. With this in mind, it is important to not assume the definition of luxurious bedding is always a high thread count. Whilst thread count is a consideration, there are other important features to measuring comfort, quality, and value. This includes the type of cotton, the feel of the fabric and the nature of the finishing process.


What is percale sheeting?
Percale is a closely woven, plain weave, spun fabric made from both carded and combed yarns. Percale sheeting is the finest available; the high thread count (above 180) gives the fabric a soft, silk-like feel.


What thread count does Design Ministry use?
We use 100% cotton drill and 100% cotton percale sheeting with a thread count of 180.


How often can we expect new products/designs?
We aim to launch new product every 4-6 months.
The new designs will mix into the original Design Ministry collections so it is possible to build on your range when it suits you.


How are your duvet covers and pillowcases fastened?
Our duvet covers and pillowcases are fastened with a zip close.
Not only does this make the job of changing your duvet cover or pillowcases a whole lot easier, it also looks great.


What size bed linen do you offer?
Please refer to our size guide here.
Single, Super King and California King duvet covers can be made to order.
Please email info@designministry.co.nz


How do I care for my linen?
Cold machine wash on a gentle cycle. Wash items separately. Do not bleach, soak, wring, tumble dry or dry clean. It is important your Design Ministry bedlinen and cushions are dried without delay.
Please be aware than products containing bleach can damage this product.


Do you recommend washing your linen before use?
It is not necessary to wash your linen before use however this is a personal preference.


What if an item is out of stock?
If an item is out of stock be reassured we are doing our best to have the item restocked.
If you would like an item urgently please email info@designministry.co.nz.


Do you offer custom orders?
Please email info@designministry.co.nz with as much detail of your custom request.
We will do our best to fulfill your order if it is possible.


Can I pre order?
Yes. If you are interested in pre ordering a product, please email info@designministry.co.nz with your name and details of the product you would like to pre order.
We will respond as soon as possible.


Do you ship internationally?
Yes we do ship internationally.
Please refer to our shipping page here.
Alternatively you can email info@designministry.co.nz for a shipping quote.


What is your returns policy?
Please refer to our returns page here for more details.


How can I stock Design Ministry products in my store?
We are always on the look out for great new stockists that have the same passion for bed linen and cushions. If this sounds like you, please email info@designministry.co.nz with all appropriate details regarding your store. Design Ministry currently has stockists in New Zealand, Melbourne and Hong Kong. For more details please refer to our stockists page here.


Can you supply sheet sets?
We can supply Bamboo sheet sets with black trim detail which are made to order.
Please email info@designministry.co.nz.


Need more help?
Please do not hesitate to email info@designministry.co.nz if you have any questions, we will be more than happy to assist you.