What Is the Difference Between Supima and Egyptian Cotton?

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If you’ve invested time and energy in sheet shopping, then you probably know that 100 percent cotton bedding offers an unbeatable combination of softness and comfort. However, when you browse the aisles of your local (or online) bedding store, you’ll quickly see that cotton varies dramatically when it comes to both type and quality. Those seeking the very best bedding option available will likely hear the terms Supima cotton and Egyptian cotton. Although both offer a superior sleep experience, there are some key differences. At Pure Parima, we’re passionate about offering our customers the very best in bedding. Read on to learn what is the difference between Supima and Egyptian cotton and discover which one is right for you. 


Get to Know Supima Cotton

Superior is a portmanteau of superior and Pima, so it’s no surprise that Supima cotton tends to be a cut above. One of the best kinds of cotton grown in the U.S., Supima represents less than one percent of the total cotton grown worldwide. Featuring extra-long staple fibers, this cotton is known for its strength, softness, and ability to retain colors. As a result, it’s a great choice for both clothing and bedding.  

Get to Know Egyptian Cotton

Like Supima cotton, Egyptian cotton is beloved for its strength and softness. Made with extra-long staple fibers, Egyptian cotton features a durable, long-lasting weave that maintains its form even after hundreds of trips through the laundry. If you want sheets that resist tearing and pilling, Egyptian cotton tends to be the best option. 

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Additionally, selective shoppers prefer Egyptian cotton because it’s among the softest bedding materials on the market. This is partly due to Egyptian cotton is grown in the fertile, vitamin-rich soil along the Nile River. The quality of the soil, coupled with the mild climate here, ensures that the cotton fibers boast exceptional softness and breathability. Because heat and moisture can pass right through Egyptian cotton bedding, you don’t have to worry about getting too warm while you sleep.  

Choosing Between Supima and Egyptian Cotton

Wondering if Supima or Egyptian cotton sheets are right for you? These two bedding materials have their similarities, but there are some key differences. One of the biggest ways in which these products vary is that they originate in different parts of the world, with Supima cotton coming from America and Egyptian cotton from Africa. Additionally, Egyptian cotton tends to feature finer fibers than other cotton varieties. The result is a yarn that’s both exceptionally strong and silky soft to the touch. 

Shop Giza Egyptian Cotton Sheets at Pure Parima 

When it comes to a comfortable night’s sleep, Egyptian cotton is hard to beat. Deliciously soft and wonderfully smooth, Egyptian cotton feels like silk while offering all the benefits of cooling cotton. Here are two of the Egyptian cotton sheet sets currently available at Pure Parima, along with tips on choosing the right one for you:

Triple Luxe Sateen Sheet Set | Hotel Collection

Those seeking an ultra-soft bedding option will likely find the Triple Luxe Sateen Sheet Set to their liking. Part of the Hotel Collection, this sheet set is both exceptionally silky and delightfully warm. So, it’s a great choice for those residing in colder climates. The Triple Luxe Collection features triple-embroidered stitching and a subtle stripe pattern set against a creamy white base. The stripe colors vary and include Arctic, Black, and Nickel, among others. Each set comes complete with a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, and two matching pillowcases. 

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Ultra Percale Sheet Set | Hotel Collection

If you’re craving a soft sheet set that’s also crisp, the Ultra Percale Sheet Set is the way to go. This Hotel Collection set comes with a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, and two pillowcases and is available in an array of on-trend neutrals, including White, Carbon, Bone, and Slate. Boasting a one-over, one-under weave, this percale set mimics the cool freshness of sheets found in luxury hotels. So, it’s an ideal option for hot sleepers and those living in warm parts of the world. Choose from sizes twin, full, queen, king, and California king. 

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Shop Pure Parima Egyptian Cotton Sheets

If you’re seeking a better night’s sleep this year, it’s hard to beat the beauty and comfort of Egyptian cotton. Exceptionally soft and delightfully luxurious, 100 percent Egyptian cotton sheets keep sleepers cool and cozy no matter how high the temperature rises in the room. As a bonus, Egyptian cotton is known for its durability, so you can be sure your purchase will last for years. Shop our selection today and start discovering the difference quality bedding can make. 

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