Would you be surprised to learn that when purchasing sheets a higher thread count does not guarantee you a softer bed sheet? Unfortunately purchasing a set of sheets with a high thread count does not mean the sheets will be softer. Thread Count
The Thread-Count Myth
You’ve heard it before: the higher the thread-count, the better the sheets. But, the truth is far from the sales pitch. In most cases, a higher thread-count means lower quality.
250 vs 750
An honest 250 thread-count sheet has 125 vertical threads and 125 horizontal threads. A 750 thread-count sheet also has 125 vertical threads and 125 horizontal threads. But the manufacturer uses a thread that has 3 plys (ie, it’s made from 3 thinner threads twisted together) and then triples the count.
THEM: Cheap Multi-ply Yarn
More often than not, this 3-ply thread is made with cheaper, weaker cotton that requires the extra plys because it’s less durable. So, in most instances, a higher thread-count is actually an indicator of an inferior product.