the real deal on thread count
If you’re selecting linens, you might have heard the term “thread count” come up a few times. But what does it refer to exactly? Is there an ideal thread count for bedding or towels? And does a higher thread count mean better quality?
There is a lot of information out there regarding thread count, and some of it can be confusing! We’re answering some common questions and dispelling popular myths, so you can make the best choice for your home—and your skin
why thread count matters to our health
Our skin is the largest organ in our body, and is also very absorbent. Traditional, non-organic linens often contain “hidden” chemicals that can be harmful to our skin.
Does higher thread count = better quality?
The short answer is not necessarily! A thread count over 500, for example, can be too heavy and unbreathable. It’s a myth that higher thread count means better quality.
Higher may equal thicker, but the composition (single-ply or multi-ply) and quality of the actual thread matters more than the number of threads.
100% GOTS Organic and Fairtrade Certified Cotton
Takasa Organic and Fairtrade Cotton certified bed and bath homewares will take your daily sleeping, showering and bathing to the next level. Takasa homewares are softer, hypoallergenic and more durable over time than conventional cotton.
Made of 100% GOTS organic cotton (ONE-3107) - free of dyes and chemicals and safer for your home and the environment.
Fairtrade Cotton certified (FLO-ID 40793), ensuring sustainable livelihoods for Takasa’s makers at every step of the supply chain.