A comfortable bed will bring you pleasure whenever you see it…and sink into it!
It's estimated that we spend about a third of our lives asleep – that's over 200,000 hours! So, you may want to share your bed, however, you do not want to share your covers.
We spend so much time in bed that it's important to choose sheets that are comfortable and durable. With so many options available – from the type of cotton to an array of colors – it's easy to lose sleep over your decision! Rest assured that at DoubleUps for Beds, your linens are custom made with top-quality 100% Organic cotton fabrics that are known for softness, durability and natural comfort.
The 200, 350, and 600 thread counts (TC) are all single ply, first quality linens. The 200TC is a 50% Polyester 50% Cotton and the 350TC and 600TC are 100% organic cotton fabrics. All are luxury linens with a variety of colors. Products are made in the USA.
Single Ply versus Multi-Ply Yarn:
One must consider the type of cotton used and the "ply" of the sheets. The term "ply" refers to the number of single fibers twisted together before it is woven into a fabric. Single ply sheets are woven using a single thread with long staple cotton fibers for superior levels of quality, durability and softness. These ultra fine yarns of cotton are silkier, softer and more lustrous. Two-ply is a type of fabric made of yarn plied from two threads. This creates heavy-duty and durable sheets with a “heavier” feel.
Thread Count & Construction:
The number of yarns or threads per square inch in a woven fabric. The higher the count is, the finer the fabric. It is simply a measure of how many threads—warp (vertical/lengthwise) and weft (horizontal/crosswise) - are woven into one square inch of fabric. The thread count of “standard” cotton or muslin is around 150. Good quality sheets start at 180-thread count, and a count of 200 or higher is considered quality.
200 Thread Count 50% Polyester / 50% Cotton:
The 50/50 cotton/polyester blend has been created with both types of fibers to take advantage of the best qualities of each. A 50/50 blend is both breathable and tear-resistant. It is less expensive than 100% cotton and offers comparable comfort. The 50/50 blend prevents the fabric from shrinking, as cotton that has not been preshrunk is prone to doing. This is also a non-wrinkling fiber.
350 and 600 Thread Counts 100% Organic Cottons:
100% cotton sheets are by far the most popular and widely used type of sheets. There is a huge variety in the quality of 100% cotton sheets. The highest quality cotton is long staple cotton. Staple refers to the length of the cotton fiber; the longer the fiber the better, because it creates stronger and finer yarns. Among long staple cottons, the longest are Egyptian extra long staple and Pima (sometimes called Supima). Our 350TC Pima cotton is super soft and 100% organic. It is also the top 5% of all cotton produced in the USA. Our 600TC is a long-staple and very fine cotton. 100% Egyptian cotton is acknowledged as the best quality, longest-staple cotton in the world. Historically it originated Egypt. The next best cottons are from the Southwest U.S., such as Supima and Pima, which are just a tiny bit shorter than the Egyptian kind.
For more information, check out the Glossary link.
Hope this helps!