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How does Egyptian cotton differ from regular cotton?

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What is Egyptian Cotton? The main difference being that both regular cotton and Egyptian cotton come from different plants so their properties are never going to be the same. Egyptian cotton is hand picked so puts less stress on the fibres, leaving them straight and intact. read more

Another important difference between the two cottons is that Egyptian cotton is a lot more porous. This helps it soak up moisture a lot more than regular cotton and therefore helps people sleep better than regular cotton. read more

Egyptian cotton is the same species (gossypium barbadense) as the Pima cotton grown in the U.S. That species helps the plants take advantage of longer growing seasons. That lint tends to be longer, stronger and finer than the upland cottons (gossypium hirsutum) that are common. read more

Egyptian cotton is hand picked so puts less stress on the fibres, leaving them straight and intact. These fibres can be made longer to create very fine yarns which make it possible to make yarns without sacrificing the length, giving stronger and softer cotton, unlike regular cotton which has more splices. read more

Despite Egyptian cotton’s superior quality compared to regular cotton, you can also opt for regular cotton over any other type of fabric material because of the comfort it can give you. Generally, cotton-made materials are lighter to wear and more breathable. read more

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