The Real Truth Behind Bed Sheet Thread Count 

 “The higher the thread count, 

the better the sheets” 

1. Thread count is often an inflated number, and doesn’t tell you about the quality of thread fibres.

✅ Focus on quality, not quantity: It’s the quality of the fibres, not the number of threads, that produces the best bed linen.

“Egyptian Cotton sheets are the most luxurious”

2. Loose definitions have led to many variations of lower quality “Egypian Cotton” - which may not even come from 100% cotton in Egypt.

✅ Know the quality that true Egyptian cotton holds - extra long staple, extra fine cotton fibres.

 “The higher the thread count, the better the sheets” 

1. Thread count is often an inflated number, and doesn’t tell you about the quality of thread fibres.

✅ Focus on quality, not quantity: It’s the quality of the fibres, not the number of threads, that produces the best bed linen.

“Egyptian Cotton sheets are the most luxurious”

2. Loose definitions have led to many variations of lower quality “Egypian Cotton” - which may not even come from 100% cotton in Egypt.

✅ Know the quality that true Egyptian cotton holds - extra long staple, extra fine cotton fibres.

Honest 600 Thread Count With Single-Ply Yarns

Rest easy with quality sheets that won’t break the bank.

Cotton Collection

Quality sheets that won’t break the bank.

Honest 600 Thread Count With Single-Ply Yarns

Rest easy with quality sheets that won’t break the bank.

Cotton Collection

Quality sheets that won’t break the bank.

 The truth about thread count 

Over time, manufacturers have increasingly used high thread counts as an indicator of better quality, as a strategy to differentiate their bedding from other brands. 


To boost thread count numbers, multi-ply threads are often used, where multiple short staple and weaker threads are twisted together as one. This can disguise poorer quality yarns, and also result in denser and less durable bedding. 


Instead of focusing on thread count, look out for sheets made using single ply threads, as they make more breathable and lightweight cotton sheets.  

Egyptian Cotton does not determine more superior or luxury bedding

Egyptian Cotton does not determine more superior or luxury bedding

Egyptian cotton originates from a specific plant called Gossypium Barbadense, which is well known for the extra long and fine cotton fibres it produces. These extra long staple fibres have lesser exposed ends when woven into fabric, creating smoother sheets that pill less. 


Today, stretched definitions have led to a lower quality standard of “Egyptian Cotton” labelled sheets, where sub-par and shorter staple cotton variations or Egyptian cotton blends are used. Sheets made from Gossypium Barbadense cotton that are not grown in Egypt also often hold that label. 

Instead of going for Egyptian Cotton, look out for the quality of true Egyptian Cotton - extra long staple fibres which make the most comfortable sheets. This is one of the most important factors when determining the smoothness and durability of your sheets.

Egyptian Cotton does not determine more superior or luxury bedding

Egyptian Cotton does not determine more superior or luxury bedding

Egyptian cotton originates from a specific plant called Gossypium Barbadense, which is well known for the extra long and fine cotton fibres it produces. These extra long staple fibres have lesser exposed ends when woven into fabric, creating smoother sheets that pill less. 


Today, stretched definitions have led to a lower quality standard of “Egyptian Cotton” labelled sheets, where sub-par and shorter staple cotton variations or Egyptian cotton blends are used. Sheets made from Gossypium Barbadense cotton that are not grown in Egypt also often hold that label. 


Instead of going for Egyptian Cotton, look out for the quality of true Egyptian Cotton - extra long staple fibres which make the most comfortable sheets. This is one of the most important factors when determining the smoothness and durability of your sheets.

 Experience the Weavve difference

At Weavve, you don’t have to worry about gimmicks. 

We spent several months trialing every construction of bedding before crafting the perfect balance of premium quality and affordable prices. 


Our 100% Cotton Sheets start with finest extra-long staple cotton threads which are stronger and smoother than regular cotton. Woven using an honest 600 thread count with single-ply yarns in a sateen weave, we created for you luxury soft sheets that will not pill or thin but get softer with each wash. 


All our sheets are also Oeko -Tex Standard 100 certified, ensuring that they are made free of harmful chemicals. 


Lightweight and buttery soft, these are sheets that you’ll be delighted to slip into night after night.   

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