Egyptian cotton sheets have a reputation for being a quality product, but did you know that there are different types and grades of Egyptian cotton? Some are higher end than others the price tag often gives away which ones are the best, but not always.
The best Egyptian cotton sheets are those that are made of extra long staple cotton that has been grown in Egypt. You see, not all cotton grown in Egypt is ELS cotton. In fact, most of it isn't and you shouldn't be paying premium prices for it. It's this lower end cotton from Egypt that you see in stores like Walmart or Target being advertised as a luxury good when it is no different than the cotton grown in the United States.
When shopping for high end cotton sheets, you want to get ELS cotton. The top grade of cotton grown in Egypt is Giza 45, but unfortunately most people can't afford it. You can spend thousands of dollars for a bed set made of this material. Luxury of the Pharaohs has more info about Giza 45.
The best Egyptian cotton sheets for most consumers runs anywhere from $500 to $1000 per set. You'll find these mostly at luxury retailers like Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Ralph Lauren, and even Macy's. …Continue Reading