Cotton: The foundation of any sheet set is great cotton and we went with the best available. Supima® Cotton grown in California is known for it’s extra-long staple and was originally called American-Egyptian cotton. The staple is 35% longer than regular cotton resulting in a 45% stronger fiber that is also softer.
We spared no expense - Supima® costs us more than 2x the price of regular cotton that is grown in the USA but we wanted the best.
Supima® accounts for less than 3% of the total cotton grown in the United States. Unlike overseas cotton, the Supima® association checks the provenance of the cotton and supply chain to make sure you are getting exactly what you ordered. The majority of extra-long staple Egyptian cotton never leaves Egypt and they export, primarily, their inferior long-staple cotton.
Spinning: The cotton is transferred from the farm to the spinning mill. The yarn is spun at a high-tech facility in Georgia, a mill that was opened in 1996 and employs 140 people. The parent company was founded in 1812 and has more than 200 years of experience producing the finest yarn available. They specialize in high-quality Supima® yarns and are the leading spinner of Supima® in the USA.
Weaving: The yarn is shipped to a textile mill less than 100 miles away where it is woven into sheeting at one of the most advanced mills in the United States. The mill has been family owned since the 1920’s and employs more than 300 people. 25% of their workforce has been with them for more than 25 years. They are one of the last facilities in the US that can still weave the wide fabric we need for our sheet sets.
Finishing, Cutting & Sewing: The sheeting fabric is finished at a facility that has been in business since the 1920’s. They color, and pre-shrink the fabric to give it the soft hand that we love.
The finished fabric is then cut & sewn at a third generation family owned business founded in the 1940’s that is purposefully setup for wide sheeting-style products. The cut & sew facility employs more than 50 people dedicated to the expert craftsmanship necessary to work with our sheeting fabric. Each sheet and pillowcase is still sewn individually by a skilled seamstress.
How it all adds up: Great sheets are the sum of all their parts and processes. We start with the finest cotton available as the main ingredient. We then work with the most experienced manufacturers we can find, totaling over 300 years of experience in the textile industry.
They bring their expertise, knowledge and manufacturing capability to complete a finished product that is 100% seed to stitch, manufactured in the USA.
Learn more about how are products are made HERE!