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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.

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