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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Egyptian cotton blankets have become one of the most famous and sought-after textiles in all the world. But why? The secret to the high quality of Egyptian cotton blankets lies in the Egyptian cotton itself. The cotton plant that thrives on the banks of the Nile River is quite special, producing very long, uninterrupted fibers called "staples." These staples make for a more compact weave when the blanket is on the loom. Due to this tightness in the weave, more threads are present in the cloth, leading to a softer, more durable fabric. It is this quality to true Egyptian cotton blankets that makes them among the best textiles in the world, and prized over those woven from the Pima cotton that is cultivated in North America.

Egyptian Cotton Blankets - Perfect for Any Season

Cotton textiles have been popular for thousands of years in human history because they are truly difficult to improve upon. The natural qualities of cotton that make it such a desirable and widespread fabric, are all exemplified in cozy Egyptian cotton blankets. Cotton breaths and wicks away moisture in the hot summer months, while also trapping heat to keep us warm and snug in the winter.

Egyptian Cotton Blankets - Child-Proof, Pet-Proof, Life-Proof

Aside from their unmatched softness and luster, one of the best features of Egyptian cotton blankets is that they are highly forgiving of stains and spills. A trip through the washing machine and dryer on low cycle settings is enough to return the blankets to their original grandeur, without the risk of pilling or shedding. Egyptian cotton blankets are hypo-allergenic and durable. With proper care, Egyptian cotton blankets will reward you with generations worth of steady, enjoyable use.

by: Palmetto Linen