Does anyone know what thread counts really mean?

Have you ever walked into a linen store, know what you want, but don’t understand the terminology to ask for it? Don’t stress, we’ve all been there.

It can be challenging and awkward when your answer to the shop manager/assistant is always “I don’t know”. Firstly, you get that (how do you not know look) and then you just want to crawl into a ball because you keep yelling to yourself “school was obviously useless”.

Sanders is a linen boutique that offers all sorts of quality linen. Learning and understanding these terminologies can be a little overwhelming. So, we’d thought that we would put knowledge of our own on how buying and understanding linen, is not as complicated as one might think.

Most customers suspect that by providing a thread count, is simply a marketing conspiracy to make the sheets sound more luxurious than they really are. This is not true. The ideologies of thread count, is a scientific term with strict central standards on how each thread is counted.  The concept is the finer the threads woven together, the softer the fabric.

Where we think customers get confused is that they see the thread count is higher, therefore the quality must be too? Wrong. The quality of cotton sheets depends on several contributing factors, yarn size, fiber quality, thread count and the construction.

To get a sense of the type of fabric you are dealing with, always go by touch. Every person as a different type of sensitive, some like a fabric that’s a little harder when others like them baby bum soft. A 300TC high quality fibers can have a better feel to a thread count of 400.

In the world of cotton, the length of the fiber is an indication of quality. Paying more for a higher thread count is wasting money. However, don’t be too relaxed on just the feel. Ask questions like; what material is it made from? Is it organic? What is the life span? Will it lose its’ colour? Always do a little bit of homework before buying something as luxurious as bedding.

Always remember when buying linen you want to, “wake up with determination, and go to sleep with satisfaction”.Does anyone know what thread counts really mean?
Have you ever walked into a linen store, know what you want, but don’t understand the terminology to ask for it? Don’t stress, we’ve all been there.
It can be challenging and awkward when your answer to the shop manager/assistant is always “I don’t know”. Firstly, you get that (how do you not know look) and then you just want to crawl into a ball because you keep yelling to yourself “school was obviously useless”.
Sanders is a linen boutique that offers all sorts of quality linen. Learning and understanding these terminologies can be a little overwhelming. So, we’d thought that we would put knowledge of our own on how buying and understanding linen, is not as complicated as one might think.
Most customers suspect that by providing a thread count, is simply a marketing conspiracy to make the sheets sound more luxurious than they really are. This is not true. The ideologies of thread count, is a scientific term with strict central standards on how each thread is counted. The concept is the finer the threads woven together, the softer the fabric.
Where we think customers get confused is that they see the thread count is higher, therefore the quality must be too? Wrong. The quality of cotton sheets depends on several contributing factors, yarn size, fiber quality, thread count and the construction.
To get a sense of the type of fabric you are dealing with, always go by touch. Every person as a different type of sensitive, some like a fabric that’s a little harder when others like them baby bum soft. A 300TC high quality fibers can have a better feel to a thread count of 400.
In the world of cotton, the length of the fiber is an indication of quality. Paying more for a higher thread count is wasting money. However, don’t be too relaxed on just the feel. Ask questions like; what material is it made from? Is it organic? What is the life span? Will it lose its’ colour? Always do a little bit of homework before buying something as luxurious as bedding.
Always remember when buying linen you want to, “wake up with determination, and go to sleep with satisfaction”.

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