Thread count is simply the number of horizontal and vertical threads woven in a square inch of fabric. Thread count has long been misrepresented by bedding manufacturers to mislead customers and used widely as a marketing gimmick (ex. 300 count fabric made from 2 ply thread, advertised as 600 thread count). The higher the thread count, the thicker and heavier the fabric. Bedding with a higher thread counts is often made from inferior multi-ply threads, resulting in thick, coarse sheets.
SINGLE PLY vs. MULTI-PLY YARN
A single ply yarn is a single strand made from strong long staple cotton fibers. A multi-ply yarn is made from 2 or more strands of weaker fibers. Fabric woven with single ply yarn results in a light and breathable fabric, which in turn make the finest, durable bedding.
JEFFERSON LANE SHEETS AND BEDDING
At Jefferson Lane, we believe in using only the finest organic cotton to bring you the softest, luxurious bedding for a restful night’s sleep.