EGYPTIAN COTTON VS COTTON
For centuries, Egyptian cotton has been considered the best in the world. Nowadays the name doesn’t tend to refer to where it is grown but instead the type of threads produced, but what makes Egyptian cotton different from the rest of the cottons?
WHAT IS EGYPTIAN COTTON?
The main difference being that both cotton and Egyptian cotton come from different plants so their properties are never going to be the same.
Egyptian cotton is hand picked and less stress is put on the fibers, leaving them straight and intact. Longer fibers can be produced to create very fine yarns making it possible to make yarns without sacrificing the length, producing them stronger and softer, unlike regular cotton which has more splices.
Since pure Egyptian cotton consists of finer threads, they can be woven into each square inch, producing a finer and more consistent finish, resulting in a softer and more flexible fabric. As well as this, since they are not picked by machines the fibers are stronger and more resistant to stress.
IS IT WORTH CHOOSING EGYPTIAN COTTON?
The answers is a 100% YES!!!
Fabrics made of Egyptian Cotton are softer, finer and last longer than any other cotton so are worth putting the slight extra bit of money into. Since finer yarns mean a higher thread count, the weave of the fabric is significantly stronger and lasts a lot longer than regular cotton. It’s always worth noticing the thread count when choosing which to buy; the higher the thread count, the higher the quality so the more durable and soft your bed sheets. For local weather, best advise is to select products of thread count between 950 to 1200 per 10cm sq as it’s high quality yet breather-able for local weather.
As well as this, Egyptian cotton guarantees the highest levels of purity so has the ability to absorb liquids – meaning deeper, brighter and more resistant coloured fabrics to add that extra pop of colour into your room.
It is also said that Egyptian cotton is better for those who struggle to sleep, as the fabric is more absorptive therefore air can pass through – avoiding that stuffy feeling at night.