An investment in your health and well-being, knowing how to choose the best sheets for your bed is important. When choosing bed sheets there are three major areas that you should be aware of: Yarn quality, thread count and finishing processes.
When choosing the type of sheet, one must understand about the different types of yarn that are used to create bed linens. Cotton, Silk, Synthetics and Blends are traditionally the fibers used but recently Bamboo has thrown its hat into the ring combining its natural anti-bacterial fibers with other natural fibers to create unique fabrics.
The finest cotton in the world is grown on the banks of the Nile River in Egypt. Egyptian cotton is hand planted, weeded and harvested with the utmost care using techniques passed down for generations. Using only natural fertilizers, Egyptian grown cotton is one of the most natural products grown on the planet.
There are other cottons grown other places in the world. The cottons that make the best fabrics are Extra Long Staple Cottons. The staple is the individual fiber pulled off the cotton ball. Egyptian cotton and Supima cotton have an extra long staple and therefore can be spun into a smoother, stronger, finer yarn, so that it is possible to weave more threads per inch into the fabric, resulting in a higher thread count.
Thread count is the measure of the number of yarns woven into a square inch of fabric. An easy way to remember is the higher the thread count, the softer the fabric. This is generally true; however, it is possible to cram short staple cottons into a square inch to create a high thread count and as a result the fabric will feel rough or coarse. This is the defining difference between Egyptian cotton or Supima cotton and cotton grown elsewhere geographically. Only Extra Long Staple Cotton can give the staple needed to create a yarn that is fine, strong and smooth which is woven into a superior luxurious fabricyou’re your sheet set.
The expertise and experience of the craftsman is key to providing the components to manufacture fine linens. From choosing the quality yarns to selecting the type of the weave, the craftsman is the artist who creates the luxurious feeling fabric that is to become your bed linens. The craftsman pays meticulous attention to the details when weaving and finishing the sheeting to insure the lustrous look and feel. Fabric finishing and sewing gives even the most discerning customer the assurance of quality. The result is a look and feel that will be the perfect sheet to revolutionize your sleep.
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