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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
Count: Simply put, this is the number of threads per
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.
A smooth, flat, closely woven and combed fabric that comes in
100% cotton or 50/50 cotton/poly blends. Finer than muslin.
or Supima: A high quality cotton whose long fiber staple
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.
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.
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
Throughout the past two
Egyptian cotton has
prevailed as one of Egypt's biggest competitive advantages. With an
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.
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
from other natural fibers:
1. the length of the fiber makes it possible to make the finest of
sacrificing the strength of the yarn;
2. the strength of the fiber makes fabrics more solid and more
3. its ability to absorb liquids gives fabrics made of Egyptian cotton
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
have resulted in the Egyptian cotton being by far the best cotton in
Fabrics made of Egyptian cotton are softer, finer and last longer than
other cotton in the world. It was thought for ages that cotton was
thread count was king when choosing quality sheets. That is no longer
Consumer guidelines for buying bedding suggest that cotton from Egypt
superior to other cotton. Is this true and, if so, what is the big
Egyptian cotton is used to create bedding of all types of items from
pillow cases to comforters. The long staple or long fiber of Egyptian
cotton means that there is more continuous fiber to use when creating
yarn. This yarn is smaller in diameter yet stronger than other cottons.
yarn means that more threads per square inch can be use to create
fabric which is light in weight yet breathes well. More threads per
that the thread count on the bedding label will be higher.
Many buyers think that choosing high thread count sheets is the only
quality. This is not true, but in the case of cotton grown in Egypt,
thread count means the fabric will be incredibly strong and will last
and years. If cared for properly, Egyptian produced cotton fabric used
creating bedding products can last for decades. The hand or feel of the
created from Egyptian grown cotton is a bit harder than other cottons
bedding is new. However, with every single laundering, the cotton
Egyptian fibers become softer and softer.
Like a fine wine, age improves the Egyptian fiber cotton bedding and,
many products, you will prize your Egyptian fiber sheets of cotton more
more as they age and become soft and cuddly. Cotton grown in the
fields will also produce less lint and therefore will not pill after
washings as some materials may do.
At one time, the only way to obtain Egyptian fiber cotton sheets was to
high-end expensive stores. This is no longer true and most department
and online bedding stores carry a selection of Egyptian produced cotton
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
United States. This cotton has much shorter fibers or staple than the
produced cotton. Egyptian fiber is now considered the king of all
its durability and luxurious feel. After all, we spend almost one-third
lives in our beds and our bedding should be comfortable and durable.
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
state 100% cotton or, if choosing a blend fabric, that clearly state
proportion of cotton in the bedding. This will ensure your product
is one that you will be pleased with.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is surprisingly easy to care for and you’ll be happy to see how
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
"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
about one half the amount recommended by the detergent label. Avoid
bleach since it breaks down fabric fibers. Hang to dry or tumble dry on
heat and leave in the dryer just until dry. Avoid over drying. You'll
more wrinkles. Remove sheets from the dryer promptly and fold
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
a neat-looking bed, lightly iron the pillow cases and top section of
sheet. The sheet will be crisp looking when you turn it over the top of
blanket. Not only does a well-dressed bed look luxurious, it makes the
room appear displayed, more inviting and a deeper, more restful sleep
are Duvet Covers?
this question, one first has to answer, "What
are Down/Duvets?" A Down/Duvet is a bag filled with down,
wool or other natural stuffing to create a warm bed covering that takes
the place of quilts and bedspreads. Duvet
is the French word
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
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
part of a color coordinated bedding set that may include sheets, pillow
cases, and bed skirt.
The one issue with duvet covers is actually
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
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.