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Thread Count Is No Longer The Way To Judge Luxury

June 28, 2011 Posted by Paula

If you want to really judge real luxury, then you need to forget about thread count. Just so you understand, thread count the number of threads in a fabric in a square inch. It’s typically used to measure cotton. But it’s not the only measure that matters, nor does it make cotton the best.

There is another measure of luxury called momme weight. It’s used to measure silk and it’s actually a weight and has nothing to do with number of threads. But to understand it better, you can imagine it very much like thread count. The higher the momme weight, the more silk used in the fabric. the more silk the more luxury it will feel.

So if you have luxury silk sheets which are 25 momme weight, those are very heavy. However like with cotton, there are issues with using more threads in a fabric, air flow gets decreased. Air flows helps you stay more comfortable during the night. So keep that in mind next time you are in the market for some luxury bedding.