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Flat rate ground shipping is based on the total quantity of all Luxury Bedding items purchased at $5.95 for the first quantity and $1.95 for each additional quantity. These rates apply to any location in the United States excluding Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories. For other locations or for expedited shipping, please contact us to place your order. Shipment is by United Parcel Service or United States Postal Service. 

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Return Policy

If you are not pleased with your purchase for any reason, simply ship it back within 30 days of receipt for a full refund of your purchase price. Shipping fees are not refundable and you must pay for the return shipment. Your purchased item(s) must be received in the original packaging and in resaleable condition. Items cannot be returned that are used, laundered or soiled. Items that are special ordered are also not returnable. Health department regulations do not permit acceptance for refund or credit of open packages of bedding including sheets, duvets, mattress pads, pillow cases, and pillows. After your items are received, inspected, and approved for refund, the approved refund amount will be applied to your PayPal account or credit card used to purchase the returned item(s). Cash On Demand (COD) returns of any kind are not accepted.

Prior to return, you MUST contact us by email (admin@zaneann.com) to request a Return Authorization (RA) number. In your email, please include the packing slip order number, item number, and quantity of each item being returned. By return email, we will issue a RA number as well as the return shipping address. In order to insure proper credit, in your return package, please include a copy of the packing slip and the RA number or a copy of the RA email we send to you.

About the Products

All items are shipped directly to you from the distribution warehouse factory outlet from one of the largest supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, and provider of Egyptian cotton linens, bed sheet sets, duvet covers, down comforters, bed-in-a-bag, comforter sets, and towels in the U.S. A large inventory is always on hand. At any given time, well over 500,000 items are in stock and ready for immediate shipment.

About Thread Count

Thread Count: Simply put, this is the number of threads per square inch, both vertical and horizontal, in a one-inch square of fabric. Hold the sheet up to the light, if you can see through the fabric and make out the actual weave, you’ve got a low thread count. The higher the thread count, the softer and more lustrous the fabric, and the more durable and less prone to shrinkage.

Percale: A smooth, flat, closely woven and combed fabric that comes in 100% cotton or 50/50 cotton/poly blends. Finer than muslin.

Pima or Supima: A high quality cotton whose long fiber staple is somewhat similar to that of Egyptian cotton. The differences are geographical only. Pima is grown in the southwestern part of the U.S. and Egyptian is grown along the Nile River. Supima is made from extra-long staple Pima. The soft hand feel of Pima and Supima make them very desirable in bedding. Expect to find from 200-300 thread count for Pima and Supima.

Egyptian Cotton: This is the cotton queen of the Nile. Grown alongside the river, this quintessential cotton owes its superior durability, luster, and silky hand feel to its extra long fiber staple. Egyptian cotton has a range of primarily  200-1000 thread count.

Sateen: a weave construction that has more yarn surface on the face of the cloth than other basic weaves giving a softer hand and more lustrous look.

About Egyptian Cotton

Throughout the past two centuries, Egyptian cotton has prevailed as one of Egypt's biggest competitive advantages. With an established reputation of being the "best" cotton in the world, its softness, strength and superior characteristics, have positioned products made of Egyptian cotton as the world's finest.

Egyptian cotton sheets have not gained such a reputation without reason. Egyptian cotton "is" the world's finest cotton and the following characteristics are what sets Egyptian cotton apart from other natural fibers:
1. the length of the fiber makes it possible to make the finest of yarns without sacrificing the strength of the yarn;
2. the strength of the fiber makes fabrics more solid and more resistant to stress;
3. its ability to absorb liquids gives fabrics made of Egyptian cotton deeper, brighter and more resistant colors; and
4. its softness increases with each washing.
Egyptian cotton is hand picked which guarantees the highest levels of purity.

In addition, hand picking puts no stress on the fibers - as opposed to mechanical picking - leaving the fibers straight and intact. All these factors have resulted in the Egyptian cotton being by far the best cotton in the world. Fabrics made of Egyptian cotton are softer, finer and last longer than any other cotton in the world. It was thought for ages that cotton was cotton and thread count was king when choosing quality sheets. That is no longer true.

Consumer guidelines for buying bedding suggest that cotton from Egypt is superior to other cotton. Is this true and, if so, what is the big difference? Egyptian cotton is used to create bedding of all types of items from sheets to pillow cases to comforters. The long staple or long fiber of Egyptian grown cotton means that there is more continuous fiber to use when creating thread or yarn. This yarn is smaller in diameter yet stronger than other cottons. Smaller yarn means that more threads per square inch can be use to create stronger fabric which is light in weight yet breathes well. More threads per inch mean that the thread count on the bedding label will be higher.

Many buyers think that choosing high thread count sheets is the only gauge of quality. This is not true, but in the case of cotton grown in Egypt, the higher thread count means the fabric will be incredibly strong and will last for years and years. If cared for properly, Egyptian produced cotton fabric used for creating bedding products can last for decades. The hand or feel of the sheets created from Egyptian grown cotton is a bit harder than other cottons when the bedding is new. However, with every single laundering, the cotton sheets from Egyptian fibers become softer and softer.

Like a fine wine, age improves the Egyptian fiber cotton bedding and, unlike many products, you will prize your Egyptian fiber sheets of cotton more and more as they age and become soft and cuddly. Cotton grown in the Egyptian fields will also produce less lint and therefore will not pill after repeated washings as some materials may do.

At one time, the only way to obtain Egyptian fiber cotton sheets was to shop in high-end expensive stores. This is no longer true and most department stores and online bedding stores carry a selection of Egyptian produced cotton sheets and other bedding items for the buyer seeking this quality product.

King Cotton was once the name for the cotton grown in the Deep South of the United States. This cotton has much shorter fibers or staple than the Egyptian produced cotton. Egyptian fiber is now considered the king of all cottons for its durability and luxurious feel. After all, we spend almost one-third of our lives in our beds and our bedding should be comfortable and durable. Choosing the right sheets made from Egyptian produced fibers will allow you to experience a bed that is comfortable and cozy.

A word of caution regarding bedding labels: if the package says "cotton rich" the actual amount of cotton, whether Egyptian or other cotton, is not stated and can be a very small amount. It is better to select products that state 100% cotton or, if choosing a blend fabric, that clearly state the exact proportion of cotton in the bedding. This will ensure your product composition is one that you will be pleased with.
About Fine Quality Sheets

What Is Thread Count In Sheets?
Thread count is simply the sum of the warp (lengthwise) and weft (widthwise) woven together in one square inch of fabric. In general the higher the number (thread count), the better the fabric. But in our days, thread count has almost nothing to do with the fabric quality and became only a marketing tool.

Around 20 years ago, textiles mills around the world would use one type of quality yarns woven in the same exact process, so whomever achieved higher thread count in those days, did in fact achieved better quality fabric.

In our days, things have changed dramatically. As technology advanced, what was not possible for the older generation of textile manufacturers became available for this generation. For example, lower quality fibers which were not used in making 250 thread count sheets, may now be used even up to 300 thread count. Weaving looms were updated as well and are able to weave fabric in many methods and speeds.

To simplify things, 300 thread count sheets made with quality yarn from quality fiber, woven in an authentic weave can well be of much better quality than a 500 thread count or even higher.

What Is Cotton Quality Or Yarn Quality?
Quality of the fiber used in spinning the yarns can be one of the most important factors in sheet making. Longer fiber such as Egyptian cotton or Pima cotton can produce much better yarns than other cotton which lacks such fiber. Combing is an additional process in which raw cotton is blended and cleaned from short fiber. Fibers of 1.25 to 2 inches in length are of Egyptian cotton while 7/8 of an inch for those of Pima cotton. The longer the fiber means better, stronger and smoother fabric can be constructed.

What Are The Weaving Processes?
The way in which the fabric is woven has very important effect on the finished fabric. The old traditional weave, plain weave or percale weave is one process in which the fabric is woven in one over one. It produces much stronger fabric but also limits the ultimate thread count which can be achieved to 400 thread count.

Sateen weave or satin is the weave in which the fabric is woven in four over one which means four yarns act as if they were one. In this weave most of the yarns would be on the top surface of the fabric, resulting in silky smooth touch. In this weave higher thread count can be achieved, even up to 1000 thread count per square inch.

Just as the previous steps were affected by advanced technology, weaving also was affected. The term insertions started to be used; the more insertions used in weaving a fabric the lesser quality will result. For example a 400 thread count weave with one pick insertion can be a much better weave than a 1000 thread count woven with 10 pick insertions. It means 10 yarns were being inserted into the fabric from the weft (width-wise) as if they were one single yarn, creating a thicker heavier fabric as a result of the yarn build up.

What Is Percale?
In percale the yarns are woven in one over one, unlike sateen where it’s four over one. The one over one percale weave creates a much even, stronger, denser and softer fabric. It can stand the test of time and feels better and better the more you wash it. It’s just like your favorite old shirt, the more it’s laundered the softer and durable it gets.

Superior single pick insertion of 300 thread count percale is better than a 600 thread count using 4 pick insertions. Insertions means when weaving the fabric, you have the vertical yarns being inserted or hemmed by the horizontal yarns. If the horizontal hemming yarns are being done 1 yarn at time, it’s called single pick insertion, if it’s using 4 yarns, it’s called 4 pick insertion. The higher the number of insertions the faster the weave and the less quality of the fabric.

Have you ever wondered why your old 200 or 300 thread count feels better than your new 600 thread count sheets? The reason is simply because new high thread count sheets are being woven with a higher and higher insertion to save money. This is not the same thing as 2 ply sheets. The 2 or 3 ply sheets refer to the yarn being used in weaving and not how it’s being woven.

Finally, this superior weave, woven in the best authentic way is done using the best cotton in the world. Egyptian cotton, it’s not just cotton grown in Egypt, it is a particular type of long-staple cotton originally grown along the Nile. Egyptian cotton has the longest fibers. That is, when you pull the cotton from the cotton plant and remove the seeds and waxes, Egyptian cotton has longer fibers available for spinning into yarn when compared to other cottons. When intertwining strands of yarn to make a larger product, long-staple cotton has fewer connection points and therefore a greater percentage of area resulting in the natural softness of the cotton.
Care of Egyptian Cotton

Egyptian Cotton is surprisingly easy to care for and you’ll be happy to see how your sheets actually become softer and more luxurious over time. As a general guide, wash the linens in cool or lukewarm water that's less than 104 degrees. No need for hot water. Set wash cycle on "gentle." The sheets aren't really dirty. Use the extra rinse cycle if available in order to remove any detergent residue. Use less detergent than usual. In fact, you need only about one half the amount recommended by the detergent label. Avoid using bleach since it breaks down fabric fibers. Hang to dry or tumble dry on low heat and leave in the dryer just until dry. Avoid over drying. You'll just have more wrinkles. Remove sheets from the dryer promptly and fold immediately. Hand press to remove excess wrinkles. If sheets have cooled in the dryer and wrinkles have set, toss in a dampened cloth and dry for 5-10 minutes longer. For a neat-looking bed, lightly iron the pillow cases and top section of your flat sheet. The sheet will be crisp looking when you turn it over the top of the blanket. Not only does a well-dressed bed look luxurious, it makes the entire room appear displayed, more inviting and a deeper, more restful sleep is practically guaranteed.

What are Duvet Covers?

To answer this question, one first has to answer, "What are Down/Duvets?" A Down/Duvet is a bag filled with down, feathers, wool or other natural stuffing to create a warm bed covering that takes the place of quilts and bedspreads. Duvet is the French word for down, as in down from birds. Duvets are rather like comforters, except that they have replaceable, washable covers - much like large pillow cases. Duvet covers are useful because Down/Duvets usually cannot be washed. Water would ruin the stuffing. However, duvet covers can be laundered along with the sheets and pillow cases. This keeps the duvet fresh as well. Duvet covers button, zip or tie at the top to keep the cover secure. A shopper can find duvet covers in nearly any retail or online store that sells bedding. Duvet covers are bought, like other bedding, according to the size of the bed. A duvet fitting a twin or twin extra-long size bed needs a twin size duvet cover. A full or queen size bed needs a  queen size duvet cover, and a king or california king size bed needs king size duvet cover.

Another advantage of duvet covers is that they are changeable. Some are even reversible, with coordinating patterns or colors, so the home owner can change the feel of the room without having to completely redecorate. Duvet covers may be made out of any material comforters are made of such as cotton, rayon, silk blends, microfiber, suede, etc. In some cases,  they can be purchased as part of a color coordinated bedding set that may include sheets, pillow cases, and bed skirt.

The one issue with duvet covers is actually getting the them on the duvet. It can be tricky, especially with king size duvets. The easiest way is to spread the duvet flat on the bed with the cover turned inside out and the bottom seam facing the bottom of the duvet. The person making the bed then puts his or her arms inside the cover, grasps the bottom corners of the cover along with the bottom corners of the duvet then he or she must raise the Down/Duvet off the bed which allows the cover to fall around the Down/Duvet. The person can then shake the cover in place over the Down/Duvet and secure it at the top.

Duvet covers vary in price, depending on materials, manufacturer and where they are purchased. Prices start at about $45 and they go up from there. However, considering that they can be washed and replaced, they are worth the investment. You will find that we have the highest quality duvet cover sets and offer the best pricing on the internet.