There is a LOT of misconception and confusion about what thread count is “best.” While many consumers believe “the higher the thread count, the better,” this is not necessarily true!
Thread count refers to how many threads are running horizontally (the warp) and vertically (the weft) in one square inch of fabric. To achieve a thread count of higher than 400, super fine threads are twisted together and then woven to create fabric. Over time, with use and laundering, these twisted threads can begin to break apart from each other. The result is thin places in your sheets because the fabric is not woven as tightly as it once was. For this reason, textile experts generally agree that single threads woven together result in better fabrics.
We use single pick, 100% cotton for the all cotton sheets we manufacture for our AB Lifestyles line of RV, Camper, Airstream, and Home sheets. For our Road Ready, Classic, and Inheritance sheet lines we use cotton fabric we weave and finish in India, which is made from Indian grown cotton. All of these sheets and complimentary products are produced in our Antreville, South Carolina workshop.
Our Italian line of cotton sheets, bedspreads, duvets and other accessories are produced from 100% Italian cotton fabric. The cotton used in this fabric is California grown Pima and Supima cotton which is then woven and finished in our Italian partners mills. This Italian sheeting fabric is generally considered the finest sheeting fabric in the world. These products are also produced by our team members at our Antreville, South Carolina location.
We choose our fabrics carefully, to give you the best product we can produce at the most reasonable price. Our cotton fabrics combine affordability, softness and durability, and if properly cared for, should afford you years of good service.
HOW you launder your sheets IS an important factor in how long they will last. We recommend washing them separately from other items – especially towels! Read more about the proper care of your sheets in our article about laundering at www.ablifestyles.net.