Turkish Cotton vs Eqyptian Cotton

At Zzz Atelier, we choose our materials very carefully when it comes to putting together a great mattress. Everything is chosen for a good reason, following extensive studies, consultations and product testing. One such area is our choice of cotton fabric. You may have noticed that we use Turkish cotton across all our mattresses. But why, you might ask. Surely, everyone seems to say that Egyptian cotton is the best, right? Well, the answer is Yes and No.

First, let's talk about the benefits of Turkish cotton. Turkish cotton is a long fibre cotton that is grown in the productive Aegean Region. Compared to regular cotton, the longer staple translates into more uninterrupted fibre to use when composing yarn and threads. This means there are fewer splices, resulting in much stronger threads and fabrics. Such uninterrupted fibres can be turned into very fine yarn, making it softer and more lustrous than regular cotton. 

Another important benefit of Turkish cotton is that it is a lot more porous then regular cotton.  This helps it soak up moisture a lot more than regular cotton and therefore helps people sleep better.

Why not choose Egyptian cotton then? 

Both being soft and durable cotton, the main difference between Turkish cotton and Egyptian cotton is in absorbency power. Turkish cotton is very absorbent, but not quite as absorbent as Egyptian cotton. Though this may not seem like an obvious benefit, it is actually a useful property as far as mattress fabric is concerned. Fabric made from Turkish cotton will dry more quickly and in turn be less inclined to absorb too much moisture from the atmosphere. Too much absorbency in Egyptian cotton means that the fabric can soak up sweat and remain wet, or it could become damp in humid weather all by itself. The risk of Egyptian cotton staying damp means that it may result in unwanted odour, or worse, dampness on comfort materials beneath resulting in shorter lifespan.

In comparison, Turkish Cotton provides the perfect balance between softness and absorbency, making it a more ideal choice of yarn in our case.