Egyptian Cotton vs Linen

We are often asked what are the main differences between Linen sheets and Egyptian Cotton Sheets?

This is a very good question as the difference in price can be quite a lot. We are told that bed linen made from pure Egyptian cotton is the best in the world, so how can pure linen sheets be more expensive?

natural egyptian cotton budsSupply and Demand:

More people buy products made from cotton than they do from Linen so the price is cheaper. As they manufacture and sell more the cost per metre of the finished product comes down.

Linen is very time consuming and labour intensive and cannot be woven on high speed looms like cotton can.

It is not as robust as Egyptian cotton and cannot be stretched or made taut in the same way using large scale high speed weaving looms. Continue reading Egyptian Cotton vs Linen