By Camilla Swart
Today we are looking at how to decide which thread count to choose when replenishing your bed linen.
Tough decision? Not really, seen in the global picture; but in this context – very tough!
We are addressing this question in order to help you make an informed choice.
First a preamble – all products supplied by Linen Drawer are rigorously tested for quality, longevity and stability.
All Linen Drawer bed linen products are made from natural fibres that are ethically sourced.
Thread count – this is the term that refers to the number of ‘threads’ in a square inch of woven fabric. So, a
200- thread count fabric will have that total number of ‘threads’ in a square inch (2.2cm).
At Linen Drawer we have regular fabric audits to see whether our suppliers are adhering to the threads per
square inch specified. Linen Drawer sources fabric from suppliers’ whose integrity is proven by the quality of
A quick way of testing fabric is to hold it up to the light and observe the weave pattern. If it looks patchy and open,
know that you are dealing with a dodgy fabric. It should be closed, look smoothly woven and not let too much
Now, which thread count to choose, after arming yourself with the above knowledge?
That depends on a particular factor:
Do you prefer crisp bed linen to soft silky bed linen? If the answer is ‘crisp’ then I would recommend a
200 or 300 thread count percale.
These fabrics are cool, smooth and comfortable and will give you many years of wonderful wear. Choose one, or two,
of our lovely colours in the 200-thread count percale or the crisp white wonder of our 300-thread count percale.
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If your answer is ‘soft, silky’ then I would recommend a 400 thread count Egyptian Cotton or a 600- thread
Linen Drawer has a beautiful range of colours in the 400 thread count Egyptian cotton, including purest white, while
the 600-thread count is slightly heavier and the most luxurious fabric.
Characterised by a soft sheen and soft handle these fabrics ensure your sleeping comfort all year round. For more
information and products click on the following links:
I find it difficult to decide – so I have both! Maybe you will too? Hopefully we have answered the tough question, and
if not please consult our trained staff to help you with any details or dilemmas.