Significance of the CEA (Gold Seal) in Egyptian Cotton Products
If you’ve ever shopped for Egyptian cotton sheets, then you’ve probably seen that the options are extensive. Plenty of companies claim to be providing bedding made from 100 percent pure Egyptian cotton. However, the truth is that many of these businesses are actually selling lesser cottons and blends and passing them off as the real thing. As a result, customers are going home with expensive sheets that pill, turn rough, and fall apart in the wash. At Pure Parima, we believe customers deserve to know the truth about what goes into their bedding. That’s why all our products are certified by the Cotton Egypt Association, which performs regular audits and cross-checks retailers’ information. The end result is a guarantee of authenticity and a feeling of comfort in knowing that your family’s bedding is of the highest quality. Keep reading to learn more about the Cotton Egypt Association and discover the benefits of sleeping on pure Egyptian cotton.
Get to Know the Cotton Egypt Association
Around since 2005, the Cotton Egypt Association (CEA) is dedicated to keeping Egyptian cotton pure so customers can rest assured they’re getting what they paid for. To that end, the CEA asks all manufacturers to become accredited and undergo an audit on their mills. Doing this allows the organization to identify the genomic fingerprint of a seller’s cotton and perform DNA tests to ensure the fiber truly originated in the Nile River Valley. Additionally, the Cotton Egypt Association checks that the cotton used in products is hand picked by certified farmers.
At Pure Parima, we’re proud to have been granted the Accredited Gold Seal from the Cotton Egypt Association (CEA). Every product we sell from our sheets to pillowcases and duvet covers bears the coveted CEA stamp of approval, so customers can feel confident they’re getting everything they paid for.
The Egyptian Cotton Difference
So how does 100 percent Egyptian cotton compare to lesser cottons or blends? Unlike most of the cotton sold in the U.S., Egyptian cotton is grown in the fertile Nile River Valley. Considered an oasis in the desert, this part of the world features soil that’s rich in vitamins known to make cotton fibers longer and stronger. As a result, Egyptian cotton is exceptionally durable and long lasting. Along with resisting fraying and pilling, sheets made from this material retain their softness through hundreds of washes.
Additionally, Egyptian cotton wins converts due to its greater absorbency. Unlike cheaper cottons and blends, Egyptian cotton holds colors well. So, manufacturers can dye this material an array of deep, dazzling shades that won’t fade with time. The result is that your bedding looks brand-new for years to come.
Finally, customers appreciate Egyptian cotton due to its increased breathability. If you have a tendency to get hot while you sleep, Egyptian cotton is a great choice. Because air can pass right through, you don’t have to worry about waking up in a pool of sweat when you sleep on these superior sheets.
Percale or Sateen: Which is Right for You?
Once you’ve decided Egyptian cotton is right for you, it’s time to consider how you want your new sheets to feel. Egyptian cotton fans have two different options when it comes to weave: percale and sateen. The cooler, crisper option, percale tends to remind customers of the type of sheet they’d encounter in a five-star hotel. It’s a great choice for hot sleepers and those who appreciate bedding that always feels fresh.
Then again, some people like their sheets to feel like butter against the skin. If you want to enjoy the softness of silk but appreciate the durability and breathability of Egyptian cotton, then a sateen weave is the way to go. At Pure Parima, we offer both percale and sateen bedding options that feature the Cotton Egypt Association seal of approval. Whichever option you choose, you can feel confident knowing you’re sleeping on high-quality sheets that will stand the test of time and never lose their softness and beauty.
Experience Great Sleep with Egyptian Cotton Sheets
Searching for the most luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets on the market? Certified by the Cotton Egypt Association, our Hira Sheet Set features a delightful sateen weave that feels like butter against the skin. Boasting contemporary accent diamond embroidery, this stunning set is available in an array of trending colors, including Linen, Soft Peach, Icy Blue, and our newest shade, Midnight. Prefer a percale set? You can’t go wrong with the Ultra Percale Sheets. Part of our acclaimed Hotel Collection, these deliciously cooling sheets are always fresh and crisp.
Choose from classic White or switch things up with the on-trend Carbon hue. Order today and transform your bedroom into a luxury retreat you’ll long to retreat to at the end of the day. We look forward to becoming your sheet supplier of choice.
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