There are several important features to consider when shopping for high quality sheets. We only use long staple cotton. You may not have heard this phrase before, but remember it because it really matters. Our sheets are made from long staple cotton, similar to Egyptian cotton. Long staple cotton is more expensive and takes longer to grow. But the end result is 100% worth it. The result is long fibers, strong enough to be spun into single long thread (see about single ply below). The end result is softer and stronger than short staple cotton sheets.
Short staple cotton: Watch out: If you've seen ads 'luxury' sheets that don't state that they are made from long staple cotton, walk away. If it doesn't state long staple cotton it means the manufacturer doesn't want to tell you they've saved alot of money and bought short staple cotton. You'll find the fabric starts to pill and become rough after a few washings -- and they will not last as long as long staple cotton sheets.
Single-Ply vs 2-and 3-PlyOur sheets are single-ply cotton which makes the fabric richer and more sumptuous. This is the second important thing to look for when you’re buying sheets. Single-ply cotton can only be made from long staple cotton, meaning it can be woven as one single thread. 2-ply and 3-ply cotton means short threads must be twisted together to create the thread, making it weaker, not stronger. Those multiple little threads are the reason 2-ply and 3-ply cotton sheets pill after a few washes.
Our sheets are 400 thread count. The real facts about thread count is that if you use single-ply long cotton, the best sheets can be 300+ in terms of thread count. Honest thread count is important, but it has been misused in recent years. When you see ads for 650, 800 and 1,000 thread count – it’s a fake measurement. Clever manufacturers, in an effort to promote their cheaper short fiber cotton sheets, decided to multiply the actual thread count by the number of plys -- either 2-or 3-ply. So a cheap 100 thread count sheet is multiplied by 3-ply to achieve 300 thread count. This is false advertising; in fact when you see really high counts, such as 800, 1,000 or more, walk away. With 400 thread count single ply long staple cotton – you’re getting the very best quality.
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