Egyptian cotton has not gained such a reputation without reason. Egyptian cotton is the world’s finest cotton and the following characteristics are what sets Egyptian cotton apart from other natural fibers:
– The humid conditions and rich soil in Egypt along the Nile River banks create the perfect conditions to grow long cotton fibers (also known as staples).
– The staples of Egyptian cotton can range from 1 1/2 inches to 2 1/4 inches. Their long length is about twice the size of other cotton fibers.
– The length of the fiber makes it possible to spin the finest yarns without sacrificing the strength of the yarn itself.
– The strength of the fiber makes fabrics more durable and resistant to stress.
– Its ability to absorb liquids gives fabrics made of Egyptian cotton deeper, brighter and more resistant colors.
– The yarns are smooth and lustrous and the softness of the woven fabric feels like nothing else in the world.
– Egyptian cotton is hand picked which guarantees the highest levels of purity. In addition, hand picking puts no stress on the fibers – as opposed to mechanical picking – leaving the fibers straight and intact.
– The particular care in terms of the cultivation process, and the hand harvesting, ensures that the cotton is perfectly clean at every stage of the growth cycle. The cotton is gathered by hand at 5 specific stages of its life in order to select only fully ripe seeds. This meticulousness yields a perfect quality yarn: its long and ripe fibres give an exceptionally soft and silky product with truly outstanding quality.
All these factors have resulted in Egyptian cotton being by far the best cotton in the world. Fabrics made of Egyptian Cotton are softer, finer and last longer than any other cotton in the world.