Bedding Fabric

Thread Count

Thread count (or "TC") refers to the number of threads woven together in a square inch of fabric. Higher TC fabrics have finer threads so that more threads can be woven together within the same amount of space. 

Generally, higher TC fabrics are denser and silkier whereas lower TC fabric is lighter and more airy. However, higher TC bedding is not necessarily "better." It may feel softer and more silky, but not everybody loves the silky feel. Lower TC bedding is more crisp and tends to stay cool. From our experience, lots of people love lower TC fabrics for their fresh feel.

Weave: percale vs sateen

The way in which fabric is woven also has a major effect on its feel. Percale and sateen are two different types of weaves. Percale is a basic criss cross weave (like the diagram above) and sateen is made using a satin weave structure, which is a little more complicated. Percale fabric tends to be crisp and cool and sateen has a silkier, softer feel. Each fabric has its unique character and like thread count, weave is also a matter of preference.

Why Egyptian Cotton?

Egyptian cotton is acknowledged to be the finest cotton in the world because of its extra long fibers. The moist atmosphere of the Nile valley, where the cotton plant is grown, creates the ideal condition to raise these long fibres. The long fibre of Egyptian cotton allows it to be woven into thin, strong threads that can be used to weave high thread count sheets that are extra soft and lustrous.