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About Our Sheets

SHOULD YOU CHOOSE YOUR BED SHEETS BASED ON THREAD COUNT?

Short Answer: No. 

 Long Answer: Thread Count is simply the number of threads per square inch or centimeter. The common understanding is that the more threads in a square inch, the richer the fabric will be. However, what really matters is the quality of the cotton yarn itself. 

 

 

HERE’S A SIMPLE ANATOMY OF OUR SHEETS AND A GUIDE ON WHAT TO LOOK FOR: 

 

 

1.  LONG STAPLE COTTON.

Long staple cotton produces much more superior yarns.

 

 

2. SIGNLE-PLY YARN. 

Poor quality cotton has short and weak fibers and thus cannot produce long and strong threads.  Instead, its short yarns are spun together to form 1 thread. This is called  a Multi-Ply yarn. 

Good quality cotton however, such as Egyptian Long Staple Cotton produces long and strong threads. This is why it results in rich and supple weaves for up to 400 thread count and this is called a Single-Ply yarn. 

Single-Ply Yarn thus is an indicator of high quality cotton. 

 

3. THREAD COUNT.

BEWARE OF FRAUD!

As explained above, the Multiple-Ply method is used by some manufacturers to make up for lower grade short staple cottons.   By spinning two or more of the poor quality short yarns to be able to form 1 thread some brands deceitfully count those multiple yarns in the total thread count!  So a thread made of 2 yarns spun together will be deceitfully counted as 2 threads and thus and bed sheet of 200 Thread Count will be marketed as 400 Thread Count (Multiple-Ply)

So beware of that! Always go for SINGLE-PLY bed sheets.

4. WEAVE. 

The weave of a fabric ultimately affects how it looks and feels.
Both our weaves are 100% Pure Long Staple Egyptian Cotton Single-Ply however, they are distinctively
different in texture.

Cotton Percale

Traditional one-yarn-over and one-yarn-under weave with a matt finish.

Recommended if you're after classic, breathable, crisp, "hotel like" bed sheets. 

Here at Nina Found Home, our Mediterranean Collection is made with the Percale weave.

Starting From 1,250 LE

 

Cotton Sateen

 One-yarn-under and three-yarn-over weave


More parts of the threads are exposed to the surface resulting in a sumptuous silky soft feel with a subtle lustre.

Recommended if you're after a the ultra smooth feel of silk but in a 100% pure cotton sheet. 

Our Neutrals,  Vintage, Minimalist, and White Collections are all made of the Sateen weave.

Starting From 1,700 LE

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