Egyptian cotton has extra-long fibers (around 40 mm), also known as extra-long staples. The long fibers of Egyptian cotton can be wound into extra-fine strands, which manufacturers weave into cotton fabrics with extra-high thread counts, creating a durable and luxuriously soft material for Egyptian cotton sheet sets.
Egyptian cotton absorbs liquids very well, which is why Egyptian cotton sheets sets often come in such vibrant colors. When Egyptian cotton sheets sets are dyed, they are able to soak in more dye than sheets sets made from other varieties of cotton.
Egyptian cotton bedding often feels a little stiff at first. However, each time you wash your sheets, they will become softer. Considering that Egyptian cotton sheets can last for decades, an Egyptian cotton sheet set will become one of the softest sheet sets you will ever use.