Have you ever seen the phrase Egyptian sheets advertised instead of 100% Egyptian cotton sheets? This is because business’s offer microfiber sheets as an alternative because they are cheaper yet still claim to have 800, 1500 thread counts. Microfiber is also not organic and Eco friendly like Egyptian cotton and usually contains a mix of polyester, synthetics and poly-amides. These sheets feel like the real thing because the extremely fine fibers are woven over and over again to resemble Egyptian cotton. However they won’t last you as long because the fibers in Egyptian cotton are renowned for their strength and durability.
Egyptian cotton is also part of Egypt’s ancient history and has been gracing royal and wealthy residences for 1000’s of years. It is now very much a part of Egypt’s economy. The sheets and pillowcases are also a favourite with up market hotels and resorts around the world because it looks and feels so good as well as lasting a long time. Have you ever stayed in a decent hotel with microfiber sheets? There is also the issue of allergies as microfiber is not hypoallergenic, so it is not a great choice for kids or those with sensitive skin.
These crops grown on the banks of the River Nile are hand picked just like the farmer’s ancestors did before in ancient times instead of using machines that could subsequently damage the fibers. So ask yourself, isn’t it worth paying that bit extra for top quality material that has not been produced with harmful pesticides and also carries on a wonderful tradition. The high thread counts offered in these microfiber sheets are nowhere near the same quality. At Egyptian Cotton Collection we pride ourselves on only selling the highest quality products straight from the organic cotton mills of Egypt. You don’t have to be rich anymore to have these products, just think of them as an investment as you will enjoy them for a long time.