Thread count matters, but highest isn't always best
A high thread count does not actually mean a softer sheet. Thread count is the number of threads—vertical and horizontal—found in a one-inch square of fabric. A super high thread count, then, could be used to describe a canvas tarp due to its density. So make sure you take into account the type of fabric (cotton is best), the construction, and the weave (sateen or percale) of the sheet and you’ll be well on your way to dreamland.
Know Your Cotton
Cotton is a soft fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective capsule, around the seeds of a cotton plant. The plant is native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world including the Americas, Africa, India and Pakistan. Cotton has been spun, woven, and dyed since prehistoric times. A perfect choice for luxurious bedding.
All luxurious cotton is made from long staple cotton. The longer the fiber, the finer the yarn. Extra long staple cotton fibers make a stronger, softer yarn, and in turn, weave into a much stronger and softer fabric.
How many sheets should you have?
Easy as 1, 2, 3. How many sheets do you need? We think the magic number is three. One on the bed. One in the wash. And one ready to go in the linen closet. Couldn't be easier.