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Egyptian Cotton: Superior Quality Linen

Often said to be the best type of cotton in the world, Egyptian cotton is a much softer and more durable alternative to other cotton species. The term "Egyptian Cotton" is used to describe the extra-long-staple cotton that is grown in Egypt.

The cotton plant that Egyptian Cotton is made from (Gossypium barbadense) is used to create a superior quality line. Egyptian Cotton is much stronger than regular cotton, thus making it last longer. It also produces much longer, thinner fibres than regular cotton. These longer, thinner fibres make a super smooth yarn which then makes a soft cloth as it is woven.

Egyptian Cotton - How it affects your sleep

Egyptian cotton has natural temperature-adjusting properties which have been proven to help you get a better night’s sleep by reducing the problem of feeling overheated or feeling too cold. It is also more breathable and absorbent than regular cotton, drawing moisture away from your body when you feel too warm to cool you down and provide you with a comfortable night’s rest. During colder months, the fabric traps heat to keep you nice and warm.

What is Thread Count?

Thread count is the number of threads that are in a square inch of material. It is a measure of how tightly a fabric is woven and it's used to show that the product is of higher quality than other competing items. The thread count is also an indicator of how the item will wear over time.

Thread count is calculated by adding the numbers of the vertical (warp) and horizontal (weft) threads in a square inch of fabric. The more threads that are woven together, the higher the thread count. The higher the thread count, the softer and more durable the item is.

Usually higher thread count items tend to wear well and gets softer and more comfortable over time. A higher thread count also means that the item will last longer than an item with a much lower thread count.

How to wash Egyptian Cotton

Before washing the Egyptian cotton item, make sure to check for any obvious stains. Small stains can easily be removed with diluted hydrogen peroxide, but be sure to dab the stain lightly to avoid staining the rest of the fabric. Bigger stains can be cleaned by using one tablespoon of baking soda and one cup of vinegar during the rinse cycle.

Egyptian cotton should be washed with cold water on a gentle wash cycle if being machine-washed. Remember to wash the item separately from your other garments with embellishments and attachments - such as zippers, jagged hooks and buttons that could snag on the fabric and cause it to tear.

Egyptian cotton must be washed with a laundry detergent that is high-quality and has a balanced pH level. It is better to use half the normal amount of laundry detergent you would use with a normal wash, which will help reduce possible damage to the fabric. Make sure that the detergent does not contain any bleach, as it will not only damage the linens, it will also cause the bedding to wear out faster.

Many extra tips are incredibly important in keeping your Egyptian cotton in excellent condition. Here are a few:

  1. Wash at a low temperature.
  2. Avoid fabric softeners.
  3. Dry your linen naturally.
  4. If you would like to iron your sheets, it is best to do it while they are still damp and on a low iron setting.
  5. Machine wash for extra-easy care.

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We have a stunning range of Egyptian Cotton Bed Sets available on our website. Take a look at the range and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.