The real truth about thread count

Crisp, white bed linen with a high thread count denotes superiority and luxury to your guests. But is it that simple? Relating to the density of the threads in one square inch, higher thread count products generally mean smoother, softer linens. But in reality, they can also be the work of deceptive practices for the unwary buyer. People are often deceived into thinking thread count is the most important thing, but yarn quality, finishing process, fabric construction and weave are all important considerations that affect the durability, quality and handle of the linen. Misleading techniques to claim higher thread counts.
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Love Your Linens Part 5: Myth Busting

As our final look at how you can show a little more love to extend the life of your linens, we're separating the fact from fiction by delving into five common linen care myths and busting them wide open! Myth 1: All bed linen can be processed in the same way. Truth: Different constructions require very different handling to achieve the optimum results. Higher thread count bed linens perform better on the ironer when damp, and (just as importantly) the tamping pressure on the press needs to be set at a lower bar pressure. Standard construction allows for water to.
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