What is better pima cotton or Egyptian cotton?
Simply stating "egyptian cotton better than pima cotton..." is completely meaningless. "Egyptian cotton" simply refers to a country where cotton is grown and does not refer to any variety or quality considerations. This is the same as saying Australian cotton, Peruvian cotton or US cotton. "Pima cotton" on the other hand refers to a variety of cotton that was developed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the early 1900's. The Pima name is the name of the Pima indians in Arizona and was given to the cotton variety breed in the Sacaton, AZ area. This variety is a Gossypium Barbadense species and is an Extra-Long Staple cotton. Today the Pima name is used to refer to generic Extra-Long Staple cotton varieties or products made from these special cottons.
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Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fibre that grows in a boll, or protective capsule, around the seed of cotton plants of the Genus Gossypium.
you are definitely looking for 1000 thread count Egyptian cottonsheets.. 1000 thread count sheets are a high quality sheet IF they are 100%Egyptian cotton and are single ply. Currently sellers can calltheir sheets Egyptian cotton even if they have only 1% Egyptiancotton... you need to make sure the…y say 100%. Also sellers canstick two 500 thread count sheets together and call that 1000thread count. Also, it depends on what you mean by "best." 1000 thread count 100%Egyptian cotton single ply sheets will be extremely durable andwill last for years, but they will not necessarily be the softestyou can get. The fibers are too close together for them to relax.For SOFT sheets, 300-500 TC is probably better. (MORE)
One hundred pima cotton usually shrinks as much as 20 percent. Itcan shrink as much a 30 percent depending on the weave.
Wool is the dense, warm coat of sheep, also called a fleece. The hair of sheep has many unique properties that make it well suited to textile production. Wool is used in a variety of textiles and can be found woven or knitted. It takes away moisture from skin and keeps dry. Cotton is a soft, white,… downy substance consisting of the hairs or fibers attached to the seeds of plants of the mallow family, used in making fabrics, thread, wadding, etc. Wool keeps warmth better than cotton. (MORE)
The World's Most Exclusive Cotton Quality . Egyptian cotton is considered to be the world's most exclusive cotton quality. The reason for this is that the soil of Egypt is perfect for cotton cultivation. The result is a cotton fiber that is longer and thinner than other types of cotton from …other countries where conditions are not as favorable for cotton production. These long thin fiber strands are perfectly suited to create high quality linens, towels, blankets and clothing. Since the threads are so thin, it becomes easier to weave tight (thread count), which in turn leads to products that are softer and more durable. (MORE)
It was thought for ages that cotton was cotton and thread count was king when choosing quality sheets. That is no longer true. Consumer guidelines for buying bedding suggest that cotton from Egypt is superior to other cotton. Is this true and, if so, what is the big difference?. Egyptian cottons ar…e used to create bedding of all types from sheets to pillowcases to comforters. The long staple or long fiber of Egyptian-grown cotton means that there is more continuous fiber to use when creating threads or yarns. This yarn is smaller in diameter yet stronger than other cottons. Smaller yarn means that more threads per square inch can be use to create stronger fabric which is light in weight yet breathes well.. More threads per inch mean that the thread count on the bedding label will be higher. Many buyers think that choosing high thread count sheets is the only gauge of quality. This is not true, but in the case of cotton grown in Egypt, the higher thread count means the fabric will be incredibly strong and will last for years and years. If cared for properly, Egyptian produced cotton fabric used for creating bedding products can last for decades.. The hand or feel of the sheets created from Egyptian grown cotton is a bit harder than other cottons when the bedding is new. However, with every single laundering, the cotton sheets from Egyptian fibers become softer and softer. Like a fine wine, age improves the Egyptian fiber cotton bedding and, unlike many products, you will prize your Egyptian fiber sheets of cotton more and more as they age and become soft and cuddly.. Cotton grown in the Egyptian fields will also produce less lint and therefore will not pill after repeated washings as some materials may do. At one time, the only way to obtain Egyptian fiber cotton sheets was to shop in high-end expensive stores. This is no longer true and most department stores and online bedding stores carry a selection of Egyptian produced cotton sheets and other bedding items for the buyer seeking this quality product.. King Cotton was once the name for the cotton grown in the Deep South of the United States. This cotton has much shorter fibers or staple than the Egyptian produced cotton. Egyptian fiber is now considered the king of all cottons for its durability and luxurious feel. After all, we spend almost one-third of our lives in our beds and our bedding should be comfortable and durable. Choosing the right sheets made from the king of cotton, Egyptian produced fibers, you will experience a bed that is comfortable and cozy. (MORE)
The cotton is a heavier yarn so I wash each sheet separately (I have king size) and then pop in dryer for about 5 minutes and then drape over my railing to air dry. This minimizes wrinkles a great deal; once sheets are on bed, the wrinkles smooth right out.
Egypt cotton is straight from the plant and woven. the other is washed then died then woven.
well... it depends. Some people has different taste in food, so you can choose whatever you think its better.If you'd ask me which is better, i would probably choose cotton candy, but that's only my desicion. well... it depends. Some people has different taste in food, so you can choose whatever you… think its better.If you'd ask me which is better, i would probably choose cotton candy, but that's only my desicion. (MORE)
Depends what your needs are. Polyester dries faster, so for something such as a swim suit, it would be better than cotton, in that respect. The color in polyester also isn't as likely to bleed in wet conditions. So a multi colored item is less likely to get murky in the wash.
The best answer to which is better: 300 thread count Egyptian Cotton vs 600 thread count cotton--is really a personal preference. There is really no right or wrong answer to this question. Thread Counts are the number of threads, horizontally and vertically, in a square inch of fabric. Usually, t…he more threads per inch, the better "quality" the fabric would be. However, I believe that thread count is a personal preference. Egyptian cotton vs cotton. Ostensibly, Egyptian Cotton is a better quality of cotton--manufactured using Extra Long Staple fibers (ELS fibers), which would make it a better cotton fiber than "regular" (referred to as Upland cotton), cotton (which isn't necessarily one with ELS fibers). There are other cotton fiber designations which also use ELS cotton fiber--Pima Cotton is one. (MORE)
Unless it's pre-shrunk, clothing that's 100% Pima cotton shrinks. The most shrinkage occurs with warm water washing, and machine drying. The least shrinkage occurs with cold water washing, which is more energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly, and with non-machine drying such as on a clothes l…ine outside or on a hanger in the house. (MORE)
Cotton comes from cotton plants. In the US, the most common species is Gossypium hirsutum .
Cotton candy is the bomb.com!! There is no way someone would like ice cream better.
Pima cotton is softer than Egyptian cotton. By definition, Pima cotton is an Extra Long Staple (ELS) variety of cotton. "Egyptian cotton" describes where the cotton was grown, but not necessarily the variety of cotton. Egyptian cotton may be a Long Staple (LS) or ELS variety, but the vast majorit…y of cotton grown in Egypt is LS. ELS strands of cotton fiber, when spun into thread, and then woven into cloth, have a softer and more luxurious feel. This is due to the fact that the ELS is physically longer; there are fewer end points of the strands sticking up from the cloth. This feels softer. Hence, the long studied, researched, documented superiority of Pima cotton stands. Next time some blowhard bloviates about their Egyptian cotton sheets, you can confidently - and correctly - tell them to stuff it. If you are feeling kind, point them in the direction of your favorite Pima Cotton purveyor of fine soft goods. Please see: http://www.Arizona.edu/stories/build/build-cotton.php and http://www.supima.com for the specifications of Pima cotton, it's history and development. (MORE)
Pima cotton is a type of cotton grown primarily in the United State's Southwest. It is considered to be one of the superior blends of cotton, and is extremely durable and absorbent. Pima cotton is named after the Pima Native Americans who first cultivated the plant in the US, but its origins date …back to its cultivation in Peru.. Pima cotton bears some similarity to many forms of Egyptian cotton, which is frequently used in towels and sheets. In other words, a piece of Egyptian cotton has a much more extensive weave than other types of cotton. Towels made from Egyptian cotton are particularly desirable because they are very soft and help absorb water from the body quickly.. Since Egyptian cotton was so desirable, the US decided to try growing a type of it in the Southwest, which is a somewhat similar climate to Egypt. The resultant cotton was a mix of Egyptian and other types of cotton. Pima cotton is a little shorter than Egyptian cotton but still yields a thread that can be woven multiple times into a piece of fabric to create a dense, soft fabric.. Pima cotton has long threads similar to Egyptian cotton, which made it an ideal type for development in the US. Cultivation of this form of cotton became especially popular in the early 20th century. Length of threads make it a desirable choice for many products since it can be woven into soft dense fabric.. Pima cotton has applications in a wide variety of products. It is used in towels, sheets, and clothing. Pima cotton in clothing is most often used in shirts for both men and women. Companies like Eddie Bauer and Land's End boast numerous products. Woven sweaters made with pima cotton are, as well, quite popular. They are light to wear, yet provide superior warmth.. Men's socks can be made with pima cotton, but will often include some elastic to keep the socks up. Men often prefer these socks above others because of their softness and density. Additionally they tend not to wear out quickly.. One of the advantages of pima cotton is that the thickness of the cloth it weaves creates a very durable fabric. Those who market this cotton claim their products can last up to 50% longer than fabrics made from other forms of cotton. A disadvantage to pima cotton is that greater absorbency means stains are more readily formed. Some retailers who use pima in clothing now coat the cloth with an anti-stain guard.. (MORE)
Pima cotton will shrink as much as other cottons. Many cotton tops are prewashed for softeness, which should pre shrink them. If not preshrunk and 95-100% cotton, typically pants can shrink up to an inch in length.
We searched on "thread count of sheets" and "linens buying guide" and had to rip past dozens of sites trying to sell sheets before we found your answer. Finally, we came to rest upon this definition: thread count is the number of horizontal and vertical threads in one square inch of fabric.. Thre…ad count in sheets can range from 80 to 700, although most stores sell sheets that range from 180 to 320. In general, the higher the thread count, the softer the fabric feels, but that doesn't necessarily mean the sheets will last longer (and sheets with a higher thread count are usually more expensive). One linens department manager says thread counts above 380 are "kind of a farce." Manufacturers twist two threads in a way that lets them double the sheet's thread count.. Recently, many linens manufacturers have touted thread count as the best way to choose a sheet. But others point out that the quality of the fibers and finish are more important to the sheet's comfort and durability. In fact, sheets made of linen, flannel, or jersey (those trendy "T-shirt" sheets) have low thread counts due to the type of fabric. A high thread count would eliminate part of the appeal of these sheets.. According to Consumer Reports, cotton and cotton-blend sheets with a thread count of 180 to 200 stand up to wear and tear and provide satisfactory comfort. (MORE)
Actually, we have all gotten too obsessed with thread count. If your thread count is too high the fabric won't breathe and will be very uncomfortable winter and summer. That being said, Egyptian cotton is generally recognized as being superior to any other, due to the length of the cotton fibers. So…, yes, 1000 thread count Egyptian cotton is superior to 600 thread county pima or sateen--as is 600 thread count Egyptian cotton. (MORE)
Pima cotton is, by definition, always an Extra Long Staple cotton. This means that each strand of fiber is longer, which makes for strong, soft, absorbent woven cloths and textiles. Ordinary cotton is a Long Staple cotton; that is, the fibers grow shorter than Pima cotton (ELS) fibers. Please s…ee http://www.supima.com/whats-supima/history/ for a complete answer regarding the history, development and exact characteristics of Pima cotton. Also see: http://www.arizona.edu/stories/build/build-cotton.php (MORE)
I've been doing alot of research on cotton lately, what types are the best and what you shouldn't buy clothes or bedding made of. And from what I've gathered, Egyptian cotton may possible be the best type something can be made from. That's why it's expensive most times. Go for Egyptian.
Pima cotton is named after the Pima Indians who harvested the cotton in the USA. However, Pima cotton was developed from a cotton native to South America. See the related link below for more Pima cotton information.
It depends what you're looking for in a sheet. Egyptian cottongrows along the Nile river and tend to be longer than their cottoncounterparts which means they tend to be softer and stronger. Mostmanufacturers tend to have them in higher thread counts (800+/-)but a higher thread count doesn't necessar…ily mean better. Microcotton is extra long staple cotton that has a unique weave whichallows sheets to breathe for your ultimate comfort; long-lastingsoftness even after multiple repeated washing. This is why I thinkmicro cotton is better and I prefer it. I have a micro cottonstandard sham by hotel collection. I bought at Macy's and it looksand feels amazingly like silk but it's 100% cotton; it's 700 threadcount and retains warmth well, perfect for a cold night. (MORE)
Depends on intended usage and preferences. polyester dries faster but is less resistant to heat.
I wouldn't say it's 'better', but if it were to be, then it would properly be because of it's fine, smooth touch and highly made quality OS material. :)
Yes, Egyptian cotton can and does shrink. In order to avoid this,make sure you do not watch your Egyptian cotton in hot water. Youalso will want to allow the cotton to air dry and avoid using adrying machine.
Microfiber is woven very tight, nice silk like texture (good for summer) and Egyptain cotton is a bit heavier soft and I perferr it in the winter it tends to keep the heat in, both are really good just get a high thread count above 1000. Keep in mind that microfiber sheets are made of polyester an…d nylon polymers. Microfiber has a synthetic feel to it and the similarity is analogous to polyester versus cotton clothing. The tread-count comparison to cotton is misleading because a higher count in microfiber does not improve softness the way it does with cotton sheets. (MORE)
Combed cotton is a special process that the fiber goes through to make it more lusterous, soft and silky. It does what the name implies - the fiber is "combed" like you would your hair to get any short fibers out to make it silky and smooth. Combed cotton will cost more than regular cotton. Egyptian… cotton is no different than any other type UNLESS it says "Extra Long Staple" cotton. As the name implies this means that the fiber is long and in the world of cotton long fiber equals strong, which means the fabric will hold up longer. If it just says Egyptian cotton this doesn't mean anything expect the cotton was grown in Egypt. That is no different than saying Chinese or Indian cotton. So if you get combed, extra-long staple cotton, that is a very good product. (MORE)
Egyptian cotton is grown in soil along the banks of the Nile river. Because it has unusually long fibers, it can be spun into finer threads. Similar long-staple cotton originally grown on the Pima Indian Reservation in Arizona is known as Pima cotton. It is also very good quality. Jacquard is a… certain type of weave producing quite intricate patterns. The patterns are achieved on a special type of loom that was invented in the late 18th Century by Joseph Marie Jacquard of France. It used punch cards to create the patterns and was thus an early precursor of the computer. (MORE)
I think they do because cotton has a lot of fiber and holds in water.
cotton bags can be used many times over and are reasonably biodegradable. plastic bags tend to be used once only and end up all over the place interfering and even killing wildlife all over the world including the oceans.
The question is impossible to answer without knowing much more information. Here are the things that can be answered: 1) Unfortunately, being labeled Egyptian is no guarantee of quality or origin. 2) Supima labeled products have to be sourced from a licensed chain of Supima licensees ensuring that …the product is made with 100% Extra-Long Staple (ELS) cotton. Supima is all 100% U.S. grown in the west and southwestern U.S. states of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Even if all things are equal, and both products are made with the same single ply yarn, and both are the same type of fabric (ex. percale or sateen, etc.), and they have been created and finished the same way, it would be hard to say which would be better. If the yarn were a better quality and finer yarn the 600 could be better. If the yarn were a coarser count then the 400 could be better. See more about differences in cottons here: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_better_pima_cotton_or_Egyptian_cotton Previous Answer (40000 ov cooten) - 40000 is not relative to the question. (MORE)
It is better to use silk for boys to use in boys underwear like stretch silk briefs I had some when I was a boy they fit better then cotton briefs iam now 37 and looking for them for my nephews but I can't find eney they wher different colors with and without the fly I was between 5 and 10 when I ha…d them can you help me find more of them for me and my nephews my email is firstname.lastname@example.org (MORE)
Both and neither. Pima cotton is a species of cotton whose fibers are longer and smoother than other cotton plants. Mercerized cotton, on the other hand, is a process of treating cotton once it has been picked and spun. The mercerizing process works best on cotton with longer fibers, which makes Pim…a favorable for this treatment. (MORE)
hini books Supima cotton is a brand name which specifies Pima cotton grown only in the U.S. It is ELS cotton (extra long staple) with staples, on average, 1.44" long. Egyptian cotton is a generic term that refers to any cotton grown in Egypt, which grow a variety of cotton: MLS (medium long st…aple), LS, and ELS. The ELS staples are, on average, 2" long. If you compare ELS Egyptian cotton to any cotton, the Egyptian is the best in terms of softness. >>> This statement is categorically wrong. "Egyptian cotton" is any cotton that happens to be grown in the country of Egypt. An ELS cotton grown in Egypt may - or may not - compare well to other ELS cottons grown anywhere else. Suppima, which is a brand name of a particularly well studied, developed, researched variety of ELS has been documented to be a superior ELS variety of cotton. Part of the differentiation, and quality, of Supima is not only the specific variety of cotton, but also the methods with which it is grown and processed. The whole seed, soil, growing, processing, manufacturing processes in Egypt simply do not match the highly developed agriculture processes which are used for Supima. As well, the seed stock of Supima - superior Pima - is categorically a higher quality plant; it makes better cotton fibers. Better fibers, in addition to the superior farming, processing and manufacturing processes ensures that Supima Cotton products are the highest quality cotton bar none. (MORE)
Supima is better... Combed Cotton This is not a type of cotton. Rather, it describes a process of preparation of the cotton prior to spinning in which the shorter fibers are removed and the longer fibers are lined up for spinning. This process follows the carding process and is usually only pe…rformed on better quality cottons. Regular upland cotton's can be combed and the resulting yarn and garment will be better than a regular cotton that has just been carded. The term combed cotton is generally used to identify a product that is a step up from commodity type products that are just made with carded cotton yarns. Supima Cotton Supima is a premium quality cotton and is 100% Extra-Long Staple variety. Because of its length all Supima has to be combed before it is spun. Better quality cotton used will result in a better quality product. (MORE)
Assuming the nylon or cotton is being use as a filler, cotton is definitely better. Nylon consists of long molecules that don't adhere well with the resin. It is also expensive. Cotton, on the other hand is cheap and has a "rougher" molecule. The resulting flox can be used to reinforce structural ar…eas such as flanges, fastener mounts such as screws and rivets. Nonstructural filler can be made with certain polymers or glass micro balloons. This type of filler is much lighter than cotton flox. (MORE)
Cotton absorbs water (sweat) better than polyester, therefore causing an odor (smell of sweat) to be given off when worn (if you sweat, that is).
100% egyptian cotton is pure and soffter.. also alot more expensive. 100% egyptian microfiber cotten isnt completly pure egyption cotten, its generally cheeper, it has other fibers, but small amounts
One can buy Egyptian cotton bedding from the company store, egyptian cotton collections and other retailers. One may also find Egyptian cotton bedding at Amazon and eBay.
The advantages of using Egyptian cotton include a much softer texture. The linen tends to wash much nicer than non-Egyptian cotton. The linen also tends to last longer.
Egyptian Cotton towels can be purchased from many department stores, both online and in the store. They are also available at retailers such as Overstock (a website), Amazon, and Bed Bath & Beyond.
Egyptian Cotton bath towels can be found at many big box retailers or online. Specifically, they are sold at both Sears and Bed Bath and Beyond. Additionally, they can be found on the internet on many sites including Overstock.
Cotton towels are more absorbent then most other towels that are on the market today. For that cotton grasps the moisture/water etc. and will not be completely soaked after one swipe. Where nylon towels are more thinner and can only dry off something so much before it is completely drenched and the… item/person it is trying to dry off would still be wet. (MORE)
There are a lot of places in order for one to purchase queen size Egyptian cotton sheets. However, it is strongly suggested that one should check out from the website Amazon.
More often than not it is, but to be on the safe side make sure itspecifically says so!
You should try online store such as amazon.com, ebay.com orhomescapesonline.com. I have browsed websites and found that hereyou can buy Egyptian Cotton Fitted Sheets easily.
There are a few different companies who manufacture Pima Cotton, however a company called Supima is the promotional organisation of Pima Cotton, and they have licensed their trademark in Pima Cotton to leading knitters, spinners, weavers, brands and retailers.
Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, orprotective capsule, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genusGossypium. The fiber is almost pure cellulose. Under naturalconditions, the cotton bolls will tend to increase the dispersionof the seeds.
Cotton - it's a natural fibre, with air-spaces between the threads.Rayon is a manufactured fibre - much thinner than cotton, and withless breathable spaces between the strands.