There are some important things to consider when choosing new bedding. One of the great choices is Egyptian cotton. Here is the reason why.
Why 100% Cotton?
Cotton attributes is naturally smooth, soft and comfortable, makes it a better choice. Cotton sheets never feel sticky against your skin because it is “breathable”. Cotton sheets wash clean because they release soil easily. Providing year-round comfort, cotton sheets are perfect for any season. comfort in the summer, the fiber provides cool comfort and in the cold weather, they hold a layer of warm air. Among all the principal textile fibres, they have the highest wear resistance. In fact, with repeated washings and use, they become softer. Generally, unlike the fibres in wool, nylon and other man-made fabrics, which tend to irritate the skin, it is now accepted that cotton is kinder to the skin of eczema sufferers or people with sensitive skin.
Why Egyptian Cotton?
In Egypt, a fine, lustrous, long staple cotton grown. Compare to the commonly available cottons, long staple cottons are more expensive since they are synonymous with quality and have a higher thread count.
What is Thread Count?
The number of horizontal and vertical threads in one square inch of fabric is thread count. There is at least 180 threads per square inch high quality sheets and are referred to as Cotton Percale. The softer the “hand” or feel of the sheet means the higher the thread count and the more pill-resistant. The fibre the fabric is made from and the number of threads woven per inch determine the quality and feel of a sheet. the softer and more durable the sheet will be achieved from the higher thread count.