|Egyptian Cotton Bed Linen|
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Egyptian Cotton Linens – Worth the Price?
You’ve probably heard countless people extol the virtues of cotton sheets. Did you now, though, that there are many kinds of cotton? There are countless variations of cotton, whether those variations have to do with weave, origin of the fabric itself, or matter of growing.
Cotton is fairly diverse, particularly in the world of bed lines. One of the most popular is American upland, which accounts for a large percentage of production. The best type of cotton, though, is Egyptian cotton, native to the Nile River Valley. This cotton is exceptionally soft and is noticeably different than other cotton sheets.
Understandably, Egyptian cotton sheets are more expensive than your everyday cotton sheets. Is it worth it? Probably, especially if you have a discerning taste in fabrics. Egyptian cotton is sewn well and fairly durable, so it will stand up to washing. Sometimes, it can be difficult to tell what kind of cotton something is. The best way to tell is by reading labels. Generally, something that simply says it is 100% cotton is not Egyptian – Egyptian cotton is definitely a selling point, and it would be highly unusual for a seller to leave out this enticing detail on the packaging.
To get the most out of your Egyptian cotton bed linen, as you would with any cotton bed linen, pay attention to thread count. Thread counts that are higher mean the sheets are softer, more durable, and higher quality. High thread counts generally correlate to higher cost. However, these is probably a wise investment, as well-made cotton bed linens last longer and are more comfortable, meaning you get better sleep.
Be sure to shop around before committing to one type of Egyptian cotton bed linen – you want to be able to find something that is a good buy for the quality, as well as something that will last a long time and maintain its character.