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What are multi-ply sheets and sets including 2-ply and 4-ply? How are they different from single-ply Egyptian cotton sheets?
Confusion has increased in the past several years over a technique used by manufacturers that twists threads together to create a longer fiber or ‘Thread.’ Many manufacturers have been counting the twisted threads individually, rather than only the final created ‘Thread.’ In essence, the practice of multiple-ply threads has resulted in false Thread Count numbers. The best sheets are made of single-ply, also known as 1-Ply, Long-Yarn fibers. Multiple-ply fibers consist of any fiber quantity larger than one, including packages that read 2-Ply, 3-Ply or 4-Ply.


We’ve all heard Thread Count defined as the number of threads per square inch in a piece of fabric. However, this definition doesn’t provide a clear understanding of how Thread Count is used in the manufacturing and weaving of sheets and sets. Threads of a sheet set can be measured in a lab under microscope, to determine exactly how many threads exist in a square inch, and labs can determine the true Thread Count of sheets and bed linens. True, accurate Thread Counts are comprised of the actual number of yarns—if those yarns are made of more than one Thread, then only the final Thread is counted.

At NUF Enterprises International, we only produce single-ply sheet sets—guaranteeing you the finest quality sheet sets available in the market place.