Think about the most amazing sheets you've slept on at a great hotel.
That deep, luxurious sleep makes you want to stay in bed. We set out to design those same sheets - click the tabs below for the choices we made, the reasoning behind those choices and the truth about bedding.
THE TRUTH ABOUT THREAD-COUNT
“Now you see 1,000 thread count sheets but you just can’t get that many threads on a loom,” says Pat Slaven, a textile expert at Consumer Reports.
220 VS 1,000
An honest 220 thread-count sheet has 100 vertical threads and 120 horizontal threads. A 1,000 thread-count sheet also has 125 vertical threads and 125 horizontal threads. But the manufacturer uses a thread that has 4 plys (ie, it’s made from 4 thinner threads twisted together) and then quadruples the count.
THEM: CHEAP MULTI-PLY YARN
More often than not, this 4-ply thread is made with cheaper, weaker cotton that requires the extra plys because it’s less durable. So, in most instances, a higher thread-count is actually an indicator of an inferior product.
A50: FINE SINGLE-PLY YARN
At Authenticity 50, we use the highest quality American-grown cotton. This allows us to spin an extremely fine yet durable single-ply thread. And that thread makes for a much softer, and longer lasting fabric. So you can enjoy our sheets for years to come.
THE 5-STAR HOTEL WEAVE
5-star hotels have known for a long time that the Percale weave sleeps better - and that's why they all choose Percale, rather than Sateen, for their sheets.
- Crisp hand-feel
- The longer you use them, the softer they get
- Highly breathable: provides a ‘cool’ sleep on warm nights and a ‘warm’ sleep on cool nights
- Extremely durable
- Easy to care for
- Expect wrinkles, especially with no formaldehyde-based wrinkle treatments
- Non-shiny appearance
- Smooth hand-feel
- Shiny appearance
- Slightly more wrinkle-resistant
- If you have highly sensitive skin Sateen may work better
- Less durable
- More susceptible to pilling
- Doesn’t breathe as well
- Shine fades with washing / use
AMERICAN GROWN COTTON, THE FOUNDATION OF A GREAT SLEEP
There’s a reason the American-grown cotton is some of the most popular in the world and it shows in the product. It's a clean, simple supply chain that supports local workers and agriculture. And it's cleaner and more efficiently grown than overseas cotton - and btw it uses ZERO container ships to transport across the globe for the lowest carbon footprint!
Great quality and warm
Prefect thickness and well made.
It’s the perfect one person size, not real bulky, and soft.
I bought this throw because it also helped the Maui fire victims. But the blanket is great.
One anecdote illustrates how good it is. My daughter had packed her bags for her return to college, including her down comforter. So she walked out to the living room and looked at all the blankets we have (we have a lot), and picked the A50 one, saying “I like this blanket it’s so soft”
My daughter used to sleep with her weighted blanket, and we have other lightweight down comforters, but the A50 was preferred over all contenders.
I can’t speak yet to it’s longevity, of course.
These heritage blankets are very well made with high quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. There is so much attention to detail and most importantly, the blankets feel great! Love the blankets!