Along with the long-staple fibers and sateen weave, Soulria can turn your bed into the most comfortable bed you have ever slept in.
Speaking of staple length, a longer staple performs better than a shorter one as long-staple fibers are also smooth, less hairy and produce stronger yarns.
At Soulria, our cotton sheets are made of long-staple fibers.
Staple length refers to the length of a group of fibers and it is an important property for spinning fiber. As you can imagine this, short-staple fibers are more difficult to spin than the longer ones, resulting in lower quality weave and fiber end breakage.
Single or one-ply yarns are strands composed of fibres held together by small twist. Weuse single yarns for our sheets as they are more soft and light. Single yarns are used to make the greatest variety of fabrics
Multi-ply yarns are composed of two or more yarns twisted together. Two-ply and three-ply yarns are composed of two and three single strands respectively. They are firmer but harder and coarse.
Cotton yarns come in 4 major thicknesses for fabric: 20s, 40s, 60s, and 80s weights. The higher the number of count, the lighter and finer the yarn, At Soulria, our sheets are made of 60s yarn cotton threads.
For 40s weight, they are fine sewing thread while 60s weight are very fine threads to produce high quality of bed sheets. With the finest threads, long-staple fibers and single yarns, we provide the soft and finest sheets.
Our perfect thread count is 300, with 150 vertical threads plus 150 horizontal threads. You may have read articles about inflated thread counts, claiming a higher thread count does not mean a higher quality of bed sheets.
We have gone through length of fibers, yarns and threads, so now you understand there are a lot of properties influencing the quality of sheets. Thread count is only one of the criteria.
Thread count is the number of threads woven into one square inch of fabric. Extra threads can also be woven into the weft threads to increase the thread count. This is why some sheets end up having thread counts in the thousands.
Sateen is a fabric made using a sateen weave structure and made with spun yarns.
Compared to standard plain weaves using a one-yarn-over and one-yarn-under weave, for example, percale weave, sateen is a one-yarn-under and three-yarn-over weave which produces a surface that is smooth to the touch and reduces light scattering to increase shine.
Our sheets use sateen to provide the silky and soft texture.