What is the thread count? – Cloud 9 Fundraising

What is the thread count?


Because our sheets are made of microfiber, not cotton, there is no actual “thread count.” Instead, microfiber sheets are measured in GSM thickness. Keep in mind the whole idea of “thread count” is often misleading. Having a higher thread count does NOT always necessarily equal higher-quality sheets. That’s because manufacturers know that people are asking about thread count, so they do everything they can to over-inflate their thread count numbers. Many manufacturers twist 2-4 fibers together in their sheets, and then count each fiber as a “thread.” So they might advertise their sheets as having a thread count of 400—when in reality they may have only 100 threads that are quadruple-ply. They’re not exactly lying, but they’re not exactly telling the whole truth either.

Our suggestion? Don’t get fixated on thread counts. It’s an overrated number anyway. Instead, pay attention to the actual material used in your sheets. And when it comes to bed sheet materials, we’ve found that microfiber is the all-around best material for sheets. It’s vastly superior to cotton. Microfiber sheets are fantastic because they are:

  • Lustrous & silky to the touch
  • Wrinkle-resistant and easy to wash
  • Fade-resistant and non-pilling
  • Cool & breathable, even on hot nights
  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Hypoallergenic and moisture-wicking