SO WHAT IS THREAD COUNT?
If you look up “thread count definition,” you’ll find it’s a count of the number of threads per square inch of fabric. So a fabric with a thread count of 250 should have 125 threads woven horizontally and 125 threads woven vertically per square inch.
Sounds pretty straight forward, right? Not so fast.
There are plenty of ways for companies to boost their thread count through creative math, so it’s come to mean very little in terms of quality. In fact, almost all of the really high thread count sheets you’ll find on the market today are boosting their numbers with multi-ply yarns or other tricks.