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Thread Count is the number of stitches, per square inch. The higher
the thread count the softer and more durable the cloth is usually.
The quality of down is measured by its "Fill Power".
Fill Power is the amount of cubic inches that 1 oz. of down will
fill. The higher the fill power, the better the down will loft,
trap air, and insulate.
Throughout the past two centuries, Egyptian cotton has prevailed
and now has a reputation of being the "Highest Quality"
cotton in the world, its softness, strength and superior characteristics,
have positioned products made of Egyptian cotton as the world's
Egyptian cotton sheets reputation is not without reason. Egyptian
cotton is the world's finest cotton! 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
3-Its ability to absorb liquids gives fabrics made of Egyptian
cotton deeper, brighter and more resistant colors
4-Its softness increases with each washing
5- Egyptian cotton is hand picked which guarantees the highest
levels of quality. Hand picking leaves 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.
Percale stands for a weaving process in which a fabric is woven.
In percale the yarns are woven one over one, unlike Sateen where
itís four over one. The one over one (percale) weave creates an
even, stronger, denser & softer fabric. Percale woven fabrics
stand the test of time and feels better the more you wash it.
The more it's washed the softer and more durable it gets.
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