Thread count is a term that is often used in connection with the designation of fabric quality. Thread count (TC) indicates the number of threads per inch (2.54 cm) of a woven fabric.
In recent years, thread count has become a very popular quality indicator, especially for bed linen
, but it is misleading as TC/thread count alone is not critical to bed linen
quality. Lack of international standards concerning TC allows fabrics with exactly the same thread count to be labelled very differently – and this can make it difficult to understand a product’s actual quality. At Georg Jensen Damask we have therefore decided to establish the following basic parameters as criteria for quality: Quality of fibre, quality of yarn, dyeing, weaving method, finishing and thread count.
1. Quality of fibre (Egyptian cotton, cotton and linen)
2. Quality of yarn
4. Weaving principle
6. Thread count