Assuming Correct Thread Count?

In 2008, as I’m sure you’re aware, there was a very important legal judgement against a large bed and linen outlet with stores in many states of the US. They were claiming thread counts (TC) on their cotton fabrics of over 1,200. It was judged that TCs this high are physically impossible and what they were doing was counting the invididual staples of cotton that make up one thread.

 In spite of this, I fiind many online cotton bed and bath outlets claiming similar TCs. Is it fair to assume that these online stores are simply not trustworthy on any level as a result of this?

By: Christopher Swift

One Response to “Assuming Correct Thread Count?”

  1. Judith says:

    Hi Christopher,

    Making any assumptions without specific evidence is often unwise. Common sense indicates to me that the very high thread counts aren’t possible unless the fiber content is microfiber, not cotton.