How Long Do Egyptian Cotton Sheets Last?

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By now, most of us are familiar with the maxim that mattresses should be replaced every seven years. However, you might be less knowledgeable about how long the average bedding set holds up. The truth is that the lifespan of your sheets depends on both the quality of the fabric and how well they’re maintained. To that end, a high-end sheet set may provide years of use while a lower-quality product can suffer pilling and rips after just a few months. At Pure Parima, we’re passionate about supplying families with the bedding they need to get a cozy and restful night’s sleep. Keep reading to learn more about Egyptian cotton sheets and find out how long you can expect your next bedding purchase to last.

Get to Know Egyptian Cotton

When it comes to exceptional bedding, it’s hard to beat the comfort and durability of 100 percent Egyptian cotton. Renowned for its extra-long staple fibers and lush weaves, Egyptian cotton is at once strong and long-lasting. In other words, it won’t pill, tear, or rip the way lesser cottons and blends are prone to doing. Additionally, Egyptian cotton gets points for breathability. Because this fabric allows air to pass through with ease, it’s a great choice for hot sleepers and those with skin allergies that cause them to toss and turn.

Plenty of bedding products bear the Egyptian cotton label. However, the truth is that real Egyptian cotton makes up just 1 percent of the world’s cotton supply. Understanding that many brands mislead buyers about the content of their sheets, Pure Parima ensures that every product we sell features a seal of approval from the Cotton Egypt Association. That means you can feel confident knowing you’re getting the bedding you paid for.

Why Egyptian Cotton Sheets Last Longer

So, why is it that Egyptian cotton maintains its softness and strength better than the competition? To compensate for lower-end cotton, lesser bedding brands often make their sheets with short-staple, multi-ply threads. Doing this artificially inflates thread counts while taking away from the integrity of the bedding. The result is yarn prone to pilling and ripping. 

On the other hand, with Egyptian cotton, long-staple fibers are spun into yarn with fewer breaks. Deliciously soft and highly breathable, Egyptian cotton bedding feels like silk and lasts for years.

Ensure Your Egyptian Cotton Sheets Stand the Test of Time

Of course, buying high-end bedding is just step one. If you want your Egyptian cotton sheets and duvet covers to last, you have to be sure to take proper care of them. While it’s safe to launder your bedding in the washer, you should use the gentle cycle to protect the fabric. For best results, use cold water and turn pillowcases inside out so any buttons or zippers are on the inside. Additionally, it’s wise to launder your clothes separately to avoid zippers or hooks catching on your bedding.

While some people opt to dry their sheets on a line in the backyard, you can feel confident putting Pure Parima bedding in the dryer after washing. To protect the fabric and avoid shrinkage, use a lower temperature setting. You should also avoid overloading the machine to minimize drying times. If you’re not putting the sheets directly back on the bed, store them in a cool, dry place free from dust and pet dander. It’s worth noting that all Pure Parima products come with a fitted bedding bag for easy storage. Follow our care guide to make sure you are properly protecting your linens.

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When to Replace Your Sheets

There are various signs that it may be time to swap out your sheets. One of the most common indicators that your sheets have seen better days is that they’re irritating your skin. We’re talking about tears, rips, holes, and pills, all of which can scratch sensitive skin and make it hard to sleep. Additionally, you should replace bed sheets that don’t fit your mattress properly as well as those that are stained, dingy, or damaged. After all, your bed should be a place you long to retreat to at the end of the day, and you’re unlikely to enjoy your time there if it’s not aesthetically pleasing.

Sleep Easier With Egyptian Cotton Bedding

The Editor’s Pick for Egyptian cotton sheets, Pure Parima products feature 100 percent extra-long staple Giza cotton that was picked by hand in the Nile River Valley. We manufacture all our sheets and pillowcases free from harmful chemicals, so you can feel good about where your family members are laying their heads. As a bonus, our properties are built to last, retaining their buttery soft texture and strength through hundreds of washes. Ready to get a better night’s rest? Shop our sheet sets online and then order today. We look forward to showing you how good you can sleep.

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