Just about everyone owns something made from cotton. One of the most common fabrics around, it makes up everything from jeans to t-shirts, towels to sheets and blankets. However, regular cotton isn’t quite the same as its Egyptian cotton cousin. Grown in the Nile River Valley, 100 percent pure Egyptian cotton features extra-long staple fibers that weave together into the finest yarns and fabrics. At once silky soft and delightfully durable, Egyptian cotton holds up for hundreds of washes without every tearing or pilling. Keep reading to learn more about Egyptian cotton and how it’s softer, smoother, and more luxurious than the competition.
Is Egyptian Cotton Softer Than Regular Cotton?
Thread count gets much of the acclaim in the bedding world, but sheet specialists know that fiber quality matters more. One of the reasons Egyptian cotton is softer than regular cotton is that it’s made of closely woven long fibers. This composition leads to a smoother surface that’s likely to hold up for years to come. Additionally, shoppers can choose from two weave styles, percale, and sateen. While both offer an exceptional night’s rest, percale tends to be crisper, while sateen has the feel of fine silk.
Quality is just one consideration when it comes to bedding. Naturally, you want the sheets and pillowcases that touch your body to be exceptionally soft, and that’s where Egyptian cotton wins high marks. In fact, many people who enjoy the feel of silk but want the benefits of cotton opt for this material over other choices on the market. You won’t ever have to worry about these sheets irritating your skin or contributing to allergies. Whether you’re looking for cool, breathable sheets or the softest place to rest your head, it’s hard to beat the comfort of Egyptian cotton.
You invest time and money into your bedding, and the last thing you want is to purchase sheets that fall apart in the wash. One of the advantages of Egyptian cotton is that it’s less likely to pill, rip, or tear over the years. That’s because these plants are grown beside the Nile River, where the ultra-fertile soil produces stronger, more durable cotton fibers. If you want bedding you can clean it as often as needed, Egyptian cotton is a logical choice.
It’s worth noting that Egyptian cotton can go in the washer and dryer with your other linens and clothes. All you have to do is launder your Egyptian cotton sheets and pillowcases with gentle detergent and dry them on low. You can also hang your sheets if you prefer the way bedding smells when dried in the sun.
The Best Sheets for a Great Night's Sleep
Choosing Egyptian cotton over traditional materials is only half the battle. You also need to select a sheet weave and style that fits your needs and lifestyle. If you love the feel of silky soft bedding, it’s hard to go wrong with a sateen weave like the one found in our Triple Luxe Sateen Sheet Set. This sumptuous material is crafted with hand-picked Giza Egyptian cotton fibers and gets an extra burst of luxury thanks to the triple embroidered stitching. At once silky and opaque, this super-soft sateen feels great whether you’re sleeping or simply lounging around with the one you love. As a bonus, the set is manufactured using OEKO-TEX® Certified Non-Harmful Chemicals. It comes complete with a flat sheet, a fitted sheet, and two matching pillowcases and boasts a sleek yet simple stripe pattern in an array of shades. Choose from Teal, Gold, Arctic, and Dune.
Then again, perhaps you prefer your bedding with a crispness reminiscent of a night in a five-star hotel. Those who adore fresh-feeling sheets will surely enjoy our Ultra Percale Sheet Set from the Hotel Collection. The elegant matte finish combines with a beautifully smooth percale for a result that’s pure perfection. Crisp and clean, our Ultra Percale Set features single-needed stitching on both the pillowcases and flat sheet. Thanks to its unparalleled coolness and breathability, it’s an especially fine choice for sleepers who tend to get hot at night. Opt for traditional White or mix things up with Carbon.
Make Pure Parima Your Choice for Egyptian Cotton Sheets
From softness to shine, breathability to lasting comfort, it’s clear that Egyptian cotton sheets offer numerous advantages over the competition. However, customers may not realize that Pure Parima Egyptian cotton bedding is also exceptionally stylish. That means you don’t have to sacrifice taste for the comfort you desire. Wondering what sheet set is right for you? Visit us online to request swatches and a catalog. We look forward to helping you create a more beautiful bedroom.