What is Egyptian Cotton?
Often referred to as the best cotton in the world, Egyptian cotton is coveted for its superior softness and strength and is considered to be some of the finest available. The term Egyptian cotton is used generally to describe the extra-long staple (ELS) cotton produced in Egypt. Since the country has the ultimate climate for the crop, it allows the cotton to thrive and grow much longer than typical cotton, at an average of 1 ¼ to 2-inch staples. These longer staple cotton fibers are classified as an ELS fiber.
Egyptian cotton can be used in its purest form to create high quality percale or sateen bedding that offers exceptional comfort and durability. Notable is the term Pima cotton, which is also used often in the luxury bedding industry. Pima is closely related to Egyptian cotton, and is basically a generic label that is applied to any extra-long staple cotton created in the United States in the 1900’s.
Any bedding sets, high quality sheets, duvet covers, and other luxury bedding pieces made from Egyptian cotton are sure to please and offer you amazing comfort, warmth, and the perfect setting for sleep. Egyptian cotton sheets and duvets are a great investment to ensure you have many cozy nights in your bedroom. To protect your fine sheets and linens and keep them feeling soft and fresh, learning to take care of them is a must.