ABC News segment on Thread Count and what they missed in their report!

On Wednesday, June 5th  2013, ABC News aired a segment on Thread Count in sheets on a new show called "The Look Out" - below is the clip...


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Although, some of what they said was accurate, that is lower thread count sheets can actually feel better than higher thread count sheets, they neglected to talk about why that can occur.

The grade of cotton that is used in the constructions of the bed sheets is what makes a bed sheet feel good or rough, not necessarily thread count.

  • To begin with, all cotton is not created equal. 
  • Cotton is sorted and graded based on characteristics such as fiber length & diameter, fiber strength and elasticity, color and other variables.
  • A 300 - thread count sheet made with a good grade of cotton, will feel better to the touch than a 300 - thread count (or higher) sheet made from a poor grade of cotton.

Here is a video that explains in a more detail Thread Count, and why it isn't that important...

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