The Truth about Finishing Cotton
Cotton must be combed well, the weave must be tight but not too tight and even, and it must be supervised by an experienced artisan. The best linen artisans in the world are in Europe, especially in Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Belgium---whose skills have also been proudly passed on from one generation to the next, thus ensuring a high quality product.
To sum: quality of a cotton product is determined by where cotton is grown, how long the staple is, weather conditions, and how it’s finished. Once these standards are met, thread count then becomes a useful tool for determining levels of quality.
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