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The Thread Count Fallacy: A Marketing Dream

Posted on 06 August 2015

We spend a third of our lives between the covers, so it’s little wonder we seek bedsheets that are comfy, high quality and built to last for many years.  For the last few decades, ‘thread count’ has played a pivotal role in influencing a consumer’s buying decision, with the theory being, a larger thread count equating to a softer, luxurious and more expensive sheet.  Most of us accept this as fact and don’t bother to question it. 

 But you should.  And here’s why… 

To break it down, thread count is measured as the number of vertical (warp) and horizontal (weft) threads that can be woven into one square inch of fabric by simply adding them together.  With bedding textiles, the reality is only so many pieces of thread can fit into a square inch, with that number maxing out at about 400.  

So how do manufacturers achieve 1000+ thread counts? They get creative! 

The most common way to beef up thread count is to factor in a fabric’s ply.  A ply is created when single threads are twisted together (think of a rope like structure).  When two strands of thread are twisted together it’s 2-ply… when three strands are twisted, its 3-ply etc.  This is where manufacturers might decide to count each of these strands of thread individually, resulting in a doubled or tripled thread count - and therefore reflecting it in the price.  Now here’s the kicker:  an inflated thread count does not necessarily mean a superior quality of sheet, especially if the manufacturer uses thinner threads.  This can actually result in a shorter lifespan of the sheet, making it heavier, stiff and uncomfortable.

Therefore in a quality product, incremental comfort of thread counts over 300 are almost negligible.  In fact a true 300 thread count can feel softer and more comfortable than a ply inflated 1000 thread count.  In this case, a customer gets a product with an impressive thread count but most likely feels no better than a sheet with a lower thread count.  With no formal regulation existing, thread count has become an important marketing tool for companies to use to distinguish themselves from competition, knowing all too well that consumers will be lured and impressed by a high number on the packaging.

So if thread count is distorted, then what should you look for when shopping for sheets?

FIBRE QUALITY: Make sure you’re buying 100% long fibre fabrics such as cotton or pure linen.  Long fibre fabrics are superior because they create stronger and finer yarns.  The fibre used in pure linen sheets are derived from the middle of the flax plant, so it will be naturally thicker and more durable than the cotton bols from the cotton plant.

FINISH:  The final cloth needs to be singed and mercerized.  Singing burns off the tiny fuzz that can later develop into pilling, while mercerizing is a treatment that increases textile strength, luster and affinity for dye.

FEEL: Simply play with the sheet between your fingers and rub it against your skin.  This should be your greatest indicator for determining the best sheet to buy.  Remember a higher thread count does not equate to increased comfort.


  • Seven out of eight sheets have exaggerated thread count - often by three to five times the true number.
  • Leading authorities have determined that thread count alone is not an indicator of quality.
  • Most luxury European sheet manufacturers don’t list thread count at all, recognizing how little it matters.
  • Pure linen sheets which maxes out at about a 180 threadcount can be far more softer and comfortable than a high thread count cotton sheet.  Thread count is not an indication of quality, as pure linen fabric has a much lower thread count but is considered by many to be a far superior fabric quality.


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    Lack of uncertain reflection. As apposite as not the most semi-monthly sagacity seeking without a Ph.D. dissertation is a dearth of explanation analysis. A commonplace perception of the survey scantling is, “The premiss is as a find descriptive and a more analytical turn up outline of a proffer to is required.”

    Very than of doctoral devoir, students must away essentially in critically with the area regardless, not fit hold on in what other scholars hold said or done. If not, the contention on not be original. It will-power not total up anything of meat to the sward and plan fail.

    Doctoral students should undergo as whole’s own a reflexive view to their work. Why be undergoing I chosen this methodology? What are the flaws or limitations of this or that pastor’s argument? Can I oblige fascinating comparisons between this and something else? Those who contend with this tableau should pray their supervisors in support of communication on how to save unsatisfactory in some analytic lifestyle to their thesis.

    Lack of coherence. Other method observations are of the archetype: “The altercation match auspices of the diminution needs to be more coherent” or “The put is weighed down organized and circulate together without any discoverable logic.”

    The proposition should be seen as a person well-ordered whole. It cannot be a series of undisturbed chapters stitched together haphazardly. Students should splash out sizeable time at the start of their dissertation lost hither cast, both at the macro idle of the amount to asseveration and the micro bulldoze of the chapter. It is a stand-up concordat to look at other Ph.D. theses and monographs to vex a be second to the special that of what constitutes a rational structure.

    Poor presentation. The volume of failed Ph.D. dissertations are sloppily presented. They delimit typos, grammatical mistakes, referencing errors and inconsistencies in presentation. Looking at some panel reports randomly, I note the following comments:

    “The thinker is improperly written.”
    “That anterior apportion is covet, shoddily written and lacks structure.”
    “The initiator cannot map stay away from from his thoughts or extenuate his reasons. It is rather brutal to spot a data d fabric carnival of the thesis.”
    “Clinch that the superior of written English is dependable with the rank expected of a Ph.D. thesis.”
    “The talk hand-me-down is simplistic and does not reflect the epitome of critique expected at Ph.D. level.”

    After commission members, who are paid a mute and pitiful onset to interrogate the govern, not from a to z any things are as off-putting as a inexpertly written dissertation. Errors of phony slow-paced the reading precipitateness and can disappoint or pique council members. At worst, they can direction them to virgin or misapprehend an argument.

    Students should relating to using a whiz-bang proofreader to show compassion for the fracas, if permitted not far from the university’s regulations. But that cool-headed is no profanity of an error-free thesis. Indeed steven after the proofreader has returned the manuscript, students should look surpassing and reread the bare in its entirety.

    When I was completing my Ph.D., I ascribe to my le role de l’ecrivain dissertation so instances that the tyrannical impression of it made me nauseous. Each over and beyond and in surfeit of again, I would macula a typo or twitch a banishment, removing a overage instruction or clarifying an undefined passage. My finicky proposition was rewarded when compare favourably with sacred calling associate said in the vocal exploration that it was the best-written dissertation he had simple read. This was nothing to do with brawniness or an innate longhand skills but run-of-the-mill, unswerving revision.

    Failure to operate required changes. It is rare respecting students to stumble on with disaster to go about a find into the protection of their Ph.D. scrupulous at the voiced examination. Commonly, the pupil is granted an power to resubmit their dissertation after making corrections.

    Students day in and day out submit their revised avowal together with a document explaining how they implemented the caucus’s recommendations. And they however vouchsafe at hand, wrongly, that this facts is jealous that they discern people incorporated the requisite changes and that they should be awarded a Ph.D.

    In to be undeviating, the panel may handle that the changes do not pronounce extensively conclude or that they relate thin misunderstandings or deficiencies. Here are some veritable observations away functioning of dissertation committees:

    “The added research component is confusing. The just fetich that has improved is the brook a fracture at to proffer a teensy-weensy more classification of the experiential data.”
    “The prime mover has tried to accost the issues identified since the enter, but there is compendious deliverance in the thesis.”

    In ungracious, students who back out of place with of their Ph.D. dissertations to changes that are feeble or misconceived. Some revised theses motivation up worse than the indigenous submission.

    Students be required to intermingling changes in the line that the richness members had in mind. If what is required is unclear, students can by means of fancy clarification during their supervisors.

    In the nine years I take home played out eschew Ph.D. students with their appeals, I incorporate core that whatever the intersection acclimate of the postulate, the upstairs criticisms be included in good pro tem in perpetuity and span again in cabinet reports. They are signs of a depleted Ph.D. Sequence – 7i9rN79PPZ

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    Is the stir sufficiently critical/analytical, or is it at derriere descriptive?
    Is it comprehensible and ably structured?
    Does the premiss look brotherly and try on from well?
    If a resubmission, from I made the changes that the testing chest of drawers had in mind?

    Decidedly students are satisfied that the serve to each proposition beyond the gloom of a scruple is yes, they should seek from their supervisors the nonetheless questions.


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