QUALITY & FACTS
The Egyptian is the world´s best and finest cotton. The unique climate conditions in the Nile delta makes the Egyptian cotton superior to any other cotton in strength and softness. The length of the fiber makes the finest yearn without reduction in strength. The length also makes the fabric more resistant and solid while the softness remain. Egyptian cotton´s ability absorb liquids is better than any other cotton, making it superior yarn for towels as well.
The Egyptian cotton is handpicked which guarantees the highest level of purity, no stress on the fibers, leaving them straight and intact compared to the process of mechanical picking. Fabrics made of Egyptian cotton are softer, finer and last longer than any other cotton. Add a world class weaver and you have the best of the best bed linen and towels.
Thread Count (TC)
The thread count is the number of threads in a square inch. The higher thread count the more exclusive, dense and soft the fabric will be. In addition to thread count, the quality of the yarn is crucial for the feel of the product.
430 Thread Count
Optimal thread count for maximum exclusive comfort and durability in regular indoor temperature. Smooth and not too heavy.
A sateen fabric is finer than a percale, and woven in a different way to produce a bed linen that has a higher thread count. As a result the fabric is smoother, softer and more silky like.
OEKO-TEX® Standard 100
The OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is an independent testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of production. Examples for items eligible for certification: Raw and dyed/finished yarns, raw and dyed/finished fabrics and knits, ready-made articles (all types of clothing, domestic and household textiles, bed linen, terry cloth items, textile toys and more).
Laboratory tests and product classes
OEKO-TEX® testing for harmful substances always focus on the actual use of the textile. The more intensive the skin contact of a product, the stricter the human ecological requirements to be met. Accordingly there are four product classes.
• Product class I:
Textile items for babies and toddlers up to 3 years (clothing, toys, bed linen, terry cloth items etc.)
• Product class II: Textiles used close to the skin (underwear, bed linen, T-shirts etc.)
• Product class III: Textiles used away from the skin (jackets, coats etc.)
• Product class IV: Furnishing materials (curtains, table cloths, upholstery materials etc.)
The requirement for certification of textile products according to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is that all components of an item have to comply with the required criteria without exception – that means in addition to the outer material also sewing threads, linings, prints etc. as well as non-textile accessories such as buttons, zip fasteners, rivets etc.