Stop counting threads, it’s all about feel: the myth of thread count

For many of us, thread count can be a little confusing. Is a high number always good? Does it guarantee sheet strength and softness? Does it guarantee quality?

We asked Yvonne Carbone, Quality Control Manager at our testing laboratory in South Australia, to set things straight.

Generally, a high thread count means a finer weave. But it’s more important to look at the quality of the thread, the quality and size of the yarn fibres and the way a sheet is finished.

There’s a common misconception that a high thread count guarantees quality. It's actually just one part of the formulation. Thread count is merely a measure of sheet weight.

Yvonne Carbone Quality Control Manager, Sheridan

At Sheridan, we start by creating our sheeting using the most premium long staple cottons – which is what sets us apart. Our philosophy is to trust your skin to choose the sheets you’ll love, regardless of thread count.

We carefully consider every weave, finish and thread count to ensure we create a beautiful night’s sleep for everyone’s slumber preference.

Thread count is a key element in the construction of sheeting, however it is not the only component we consider when creating a beautiful night’s sleep.

When it comes to choosing sheeting, the only consideration you need to worry about is feel. At the end of the day, trust your skin to choose the feel you love.

*Sheridan thread count is calculated per 10cm²


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