Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Are All Threads Labeled Egyptian Cotton Really From Eygpt?

We are often asked if all the threads on the market labeled Egyptian Cotton are really from Egypt. No,they are not.
For the record, our King Tut cotton and MasterPiece cotton are made from authentic Egyptian-grown extra-long staple cotton.

*King Tut
Many years ago, the term Egyptian cotton became a generic term for long staple cotton. Just as we use the word Kleenex for tissues or Xerox for copying, the term Egyptian cotton was used for any long staple cotton grown anywhere in the world.

Egypt is now very strict in trying to protect this term but old habits die hard and I don't know if it will ever stop. A major thread factory in Europe labels their thread as Egyptian cotton even though it is grown in and imported from Romania and countries other than Egypt. They consider it OK to call any long staple cotton "Egyptian cotton" due to the common use of the generic term.

So how can we tell and does it really matter? Unless you have reliable information directly from the source, there really is no way to know the origin. What matters is the integrity of the company and the quality of the final product. Is Egyptian-grown cotton really better? We think so. Egypt has the perfect climate for growing top quality cotton and their quality standards are strict. By combining the absolute best raw material from Egypt and the best processing technology in Japan, we end up with the best possible product.


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