Egyptian cotton sheets are known for their good quality. Egyptian cotton sheets not only last long but are soft. They look better than regular sheets.
It’s All in the Plant
In the 1800s, the ruler introduced Egyptian cotton, made of from the species gossypium barbadense, to Egypt to improve the cotton crop. As the conditions along the Nile River are ideal, Egypt is a natural for growing cotton with longer fibers, called staples. The staple is one of the most distinguishing characteristics of Egyptian cotton.
When it is formed into threads and yarns, the staple is uninterrupted. It is inherently stronger because it doesn’t have to be spliced to other fibers to make it long enough for manufacturing. We can create an extremely fine thread and yarn with longer fibers. Compared with regular cotton, it has a greater sheen and luster.
Conversely, twisting and combining multi-ply threads can produce the right length for standard cotton sheets. This strand has a weaker weave. The surface of each fiber feels rough. The end product has a relatively short lifespan.
Egyptian cotton has a great durability because of the long staples and the single-ply threads. They get softer every year and they can be used for decades. They keep their rich colors for years.
Egyptian cotton sheets have a thicker feel, making them more comfortable and easier to sleep on. They are soft to the touch. They feel better to your skin. They are less rough and produce less lint. When you lay on then, there are less scratchy.
100% Egyptian cotton can absorb dyes more thoroughly than regular cotton because it is porous. The color is deeper and lasts for decades. Egyptian sheets have the richer, more vibrant tones.
100% Egyptian cotton naturally absorbs the moisture because it is very porous, making them easier and more comfortable to sleep on. Compared with standard cotton or polyester sheets, people will get a better night’s sleep on Egyptian cotton sheets.