Weaving 2-ply yarns which do not have a sufficiently high count produces finished fabrics with a heavy blanket type hand.
The insertion of “multiple-picks” (parallel yarns) often makes them visible to the naked eye; this practice increases the thread count but, on the other hand, it has no real practical or useful purpose. The difference is clearly seen in the image on the left where, in the upper photograph the wefts are more obvious than in the bottom photo, which shows a satin weave with the insertion of a single-picks.
In a quality product, the incremental value of comfort bestowed by Thread Counts exceeding 400 TC is very small.
We aim to encourage our customers to give less importance to extremely high Thread Counts and focus more on other quality indicators: i.e. the quality of the fibre, the yarn count, the finishing and construction processes. In this way you will obtain more comfortable products that really do represent quality and value.