About Us: The Story Behind Our Famous Egyptian Cotton Bedding
What makes Royal Egyptian Bedding different from other bedding stores? The bottom line is that we produce superior, authentic Egyptian cotton bed sheets and other bed and bath products at an affordable price.
Here is how we are able to do it.
We Source Our Cotton Directly from Egyptian Farmers
The secret to our success is that we cut out the middleman. We know this is a common marketing phrase, but at REB it really is the foundation of our business model.
In spite of whatever labeling a supplier of cotton may use, there is no real guarantee they actually provide pure and authentic Egyptian cotton. This is a problem in the industry, with inferior cotton often being blended in with Egyptian cotton, or replacing it entirely, to cut costs.
We decided to tackle this problem by skipping the cotton suppliers and procuring our cotton directly from the Egyptian farmers who grow it. This decision not only guarantees the authenticity of our cotton, but also gives us full quality control over the production process from beginning to end: Purchasing our cotton from the farmers means we must also take the pain of spinning and weaving the cotton ourselves.
While this requires extra work, it is worth doing because it leads to a superior product. This is what makes our sheets special.
As we mentioned, we procure our cotton directly from Egyptian farmers. This is how we can guarantee that we are purchasing 100 percent authentic Nile Valley cotton. Egyptian cotton’s long, strong fibers make for fabrics with excellent softness and durability and allow for a dense, tight weave that has high thread counts and feels good on the skin.
Sourcing the cotton directly not only gives us more control over quality but also benefits the farmers themselves, as they get a better price for their harvest.
Combing the Cotton
Once we have the cotton, we clean and sterilize the raw cotton. This makes it hypoallergenic by ridding it of dust, harmful bacteria, and other unwanted debris. The cotton is then combed with specialized equipment to make it ready for spinning. This process arranges all the fibers in the same direction and removes short fibers that are more likely to break in the future.
Combed cotton leads to a softer, stronger cotton than regular carded cotton.
The process of transforming the loose cotton fibers into strong threads or yarns is called spinning. We do this by twisting together drawn-out strands of cotton fibers to form yarn. The cotton fibers are blown into a rotating chamber, where they attach themselves to the tail of the already-formed yarn as it is continuously being drawn out of the chamber.
This is the process of interlacing two distinct sets of yarns at right angles to form a fabric. During the weaving process, the technical factors of the fabric such as the thread count and ply are established.
The woven fabric is then further processed to give it a smooth and lustrous finish before it is dyed. Finally, the dyed fabric is washed so that it gets rid of the extra color. This ensures that the end-product does not lose color when the customer washes it: The rich, vivid colors you see when you purchase the fabric will last for a long time.
What Is the Importance of Thread Count?
Thread count is the number of threads per square inch of fabric. A higher thread count means that the strands of yarn are more closely packed together, resulting in a softer, denser, and much stronger fabric.
Generally speaking, a higher thread count means a higher quality.
What Is the Importance of Ply?
“Ply” refers to the number of layers in the fabric. Adding more layers is one way for some manufacturers to conceal the quality shortfalls of inferior cotton. It can also be used to mislead consumers about thread count: Two individual layers of 500 thread count fabric (2-ply) would have a total thread count of 1000, but you are not getting nearly the same quality as a 1-ply fabric with a 1000 thread count.
Generally speaking, look for 1-ply (also called “single-ply”) fabrics. This means you are getting a strong, supple fabric that is as finely woven as the thread count suggests.
Stitching and Packaging
This is the last step of the manufacturing process. Our skilled craftsmen cut and stitch the finished fabric to create the most luxurious bed sheets in America. The final products are then packed into beautiful zipper bags before they are delivered to millions of happy customers. The quality of the product we offer is as good as, and sometimes better, than the quality you will find in world-class hotels and resorts. There simply is no finer cotton in the world.
Explore Our Collection of Luxurious Egyptian Cotton Bedding
At REB you will find our famous Egyptian cotton in the following products:
Comforters and Covers
Discover true bedtime luxury at REB today.