What Is Giza Cotton?

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Selective sleepers know that Egyptian cotton offers a night’s rest like no other. However, even within the world of Egyptian cotton bedding, not all fabric is created equal. If you truly want to drift off in the lap of luxury, there’s no beating Giza 45 cotton, often regarded as the Queen of the Nile. Keep reading to learn more about this type of extra-long staple cotton and find out how it can contribute to a cooler, more comfortable night’s sleep. 

How Giza 45 Differs From the Pack

Grown in Egypt’s Nile River Valley, Giza 45 is manufactured using the region’s longest-staple cotton fibers. The yarn is graded based on the fiber’s length, diameter, and overall condition, with longer, finer yarns having a superior ranking. Thanks to conditions in the region, Giza 45 achieves an exceptional quality rarely seen in the bedding world. In fact, Giza 45 accounts for less than half a percent of all the Egyptian cotton yarn exported from the region in a given year. 

Giza cotton varieties get their name from the year they were first hybridized. For example, Giza 45 was initially developed in 1945. At once exceptionally soft and impressively strong, Giza 45 is a great choice for a wide range of bedding products, from sheets to pillowcases, duvet covers to coverlets. 

Hand Harvested for Superior Quality

The way Giza cotton is harvested contributes to its strength and softness. This luxurious cotton varietal is grown along the Nile River. Between the fertile soil and wet, mild climate, Giza cotton fibers can grow long and strong. By the time September rolls around, the cotton is ready to be harvested, which is done by hand to protect the quality of the fibers. While time-consuming, hand picking helps keep Giza cotton fibers long and complete. On the other hand, when pickers use a harvesting machine, the blade damages fibers, reducing both length and strength. If you want to enjoy truly luxurious bedding, it all starts with hand-picked Giza Egyptian cotton.

The CEA Seal of Approval

It’s no secret that bedding companies sometimes mislead customers about what goes into their products. In the past, retailers have put the Egyptian cotton label on sheets and pillowcases that actually contain lesser kinds of cotton and blends. If you want to be sure that your bedding is made with pure 100 percent Giza cotton, then it’s important to look for products with the CEA seal of approval.

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The CEA, or Cotton Egypt Association, is an organization that DNA tests cotton products and performs audits on the mills where they’re produced. The goal is to ensure goods are made with 100 percent Egyptian cotton and no substitutes. Only those products that meet the CEA’s rigorous standards, like those of Pure Parima, receive the Accredited Gold Seal from the Cotton Egypt Association (CEA).

Protecting Your Giza Cotton Sheets

Giza cotton offers advantages over other bedding options. If you’ve taken the plunge by investing in new Egyptian cotton sheets and pillowcases, it’s only logical to protect your purchase for the long haul. Here are some tips on storing and laundering your Giza cotton bedding so it stands the test of time:


Avoid overloading your washing machine or using harsh detergents. For best results, wash products in cold water using a mild, liquid, biodegradable detergent. Don’t use fabric softener, which can damage your sheets.


Dryer sheets should also be avoided if you want your Egyptian cotton bedding to stand the test of time. While line drying sheets is best, it’s safe to put your bedding products in the dryer using a delicate, low-heat cycle. 


Protect your sheets by storing them in a cool, dry area. We recommend keeping your sheets in the original Pure Parima fabric pouch that comes free with your purchase.

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The Best Giza Cotton Sheets and Pillowcases

The good news is that you have plenty of options when it comes to choosing the right Giza Egyptian cotton sheets. If you love the feel of silk against your skin but want to enjoy all the benefits of cotton, Pure Parima’s Triple Luxe Sateen Sheets are a natural choice. The softest, most sumptuous sheets in our collection, these sateen stunners boast triple embroidered stitching and opaque fabric with a subtle stripe pattern. Choose from an array of soothing shades, including Arctic, Teal, Gold, Ocean, and Graphite. The sheets come complete with matching pillowcases. 

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While some people love the smoothness of sateen, others prefer the crispness of percale. Those seeking a fresher-feeling sheet like the kind found in five-star hotels will surely appreciate our Ultra Percale Sheet Set. Part of the Hotel Collection, this set is made with cooling matte percale, making it a perfect choice for summer. Our Ultra Percale sheets are available in four shades, White, Carbon, Bone, and Slate, so you’re sure to find an option that works for you and your style of decor. 

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Discover the Benefits of Giza Cotton Bedding

You don’t have to be afraid to invest in Egyptian cotton sheets from Pure Parima. That’s because the bedding brand offers a 100-night risk-free guarantee on its sheet sets and duvet covers. If for any reason you aren’t fully satisfied with your purchases, return them before the 100 days are up and receive a full refund. Shop our Giza cotton products online today and start getting better sleep. We look forward to serving you.

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