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For an ul­tra-luxe feel, go for sheets, pil­low­cases and du­vet cov­ers made from Egyp­tian cot­ton with a thread count of at least 300 per square inch or 500 per square cm, rec­om­mends Ni­cholas Chang, mer­chan­dis­ing man­ager from John Lit­tle. Thread count: Look at the la­bel for the in­for­ma­tion. But re­mem­ber: Some man­u­fac­tur­ers list thread count per square cm to bump up the num­bers, in­stead of the in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised unit of per square inch. Egyp­tian cot­ton: Grown along the River Nile, its fi­bres are longer than those of reg­u­lar cot­ton plants and are wo­ven into fine yarn and threads to cre­ate a softer, smoother fab­ric. Also try: Bed linen made with ten­cel or mo­dal, nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als cre­ated from wood pulp, says Ni­cholas. These are al­most as smooth as silk, be­come softer af­ter wash­ing, and come at a more pocket-friendly price than pre­mium Egyp­tian cot­ton.

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