Thread Counts Explained


The thread count of a fabric is the number of threads woven into a square inch of the fabric. The higher the number, the more luxurious the fabric is considered to be (subject to the quality of the weave). Beyond about 400/500 thread count, fabrics become thicker to get the ever-increasing number of threads per unit of area. One should consider thread count, texture and thickness when choosing the fabric they prefer.

600 Thread Count has the body of 200 and the smoothness of 400 thread count. At higher thread counts, weaves are complex which makes this fabric slightly thicker than 400 thread count. This is a sateen weave as described below.


Sateen weaves (not to be confused with satin which is polyester) are woven to create a silky-smooth surface with a luminous sheen and is known for its lustre and drape.

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