1. Long fibers At the Needo, we use only long-staple cotton because it produces the longest, strongest and finest cotton fibers in the world. In the case of cotton - a longer staple is a better staple. Longer cotton fibers can be spun into stronger, finer yarns, and produce extremely smooth and supple weaves. Shorter fibers can poke out of the weave, leading to a coarser, weaker fabric. 2. Single-ply yarn We use only single-ply cotton yarn because it produces thinner and stronger threads, and therefore, lightweight, very soft and extremely durable sheets. Multilayer yarns are a group of weaker fibers that are twisted to create a false consistency. They mainly use lower quality and shorter cottons, resulting in thicker and heavier threads. 3. Finest Thread The fine thread spun from single-ply, long-staple cotton is responsible for the most sumptuous and tasteful sheets. That´s why in Needo is preferred materials. To explain how the type of yarn influences, imagine a potato sack and its texture, and now, think of a fine business suit. The finer the thread, the smoother, softer and lighter the resulting fabric. At the Needo we work with the finest yarns available to make the best cotton bedding. 4. Thread count When we talk about the number of threads (300 percale, 500 sateen) we mean the number of threads woven together in one square inch of fabric (2.54 cm of fabric). As the number of threads increases, the fabric becomes softer, denser and warmer. But look! A higher number of threads does not necessarily mean a higher quality sheet. Many manufacturers often fake thread counts above 500 to fool customers. They do not count every thread, but every layer spun into lower quality threads to reinforce the sheet. The result is a lower quality sheet. What is important about the threads is the quality of what they are made of. In addition to this, if you use a high quantity of good quality threads, you get a highest quality sheet, like the ones you will find in the Needo! 5. Fabrics The weave of a fabric ultimately affects how it looks and feels. Both our weaves are 100% cotton however, they are distinctively different in texture. Percale and sateen. Percale 300 threads What is percale? Percale is a traditional one-yarn-over and one-yarn-under weave that results in a matte finish with a cool, crisp feel. Its exceptional softness and durability means it gets better with every wash, without pilling. It’s lightweight and breathable, making it especially perfect for the summer months or warmer sleepers. Is our lightest and most breathable and versatile product, making them especially perfect for the summer months or for warm people. At the Needo we have our percale collection in white, washed green and earth color. See here> Sateen 500 threads Sateen is a one-yarn-under and three-yarn-over weave. More thread surface exposed by the three-over, one-under weave is what gives sateen its signature silky-soft feel and luminous sheen. Sateen is more tightly woven and heavier in weight than Percale, making it warmer and buttery soft, ideal for year-round comfort. Cotton sateen does not shine at all! The Needo's sateen collection consists of white, taupe and washed pink - it's very cool!