Egyptian Cotton

Beautiful, Beautiful Egyptian Cotton,
Undeniably the World’s finest cotton

The Exquisite beauty of the world’s finest cotton

There is nothing quite like sleeping on 100% pure Egyptian cotton, widely accepted as the world’s finest cotton. The higher the thread count the more luxurious it is.

The fertile soils around Egypt’s Nile Delta creates the softest, strongest and finest cottons the planet can offer.

The finest Cavendish-Tagg™ Egyptian cotton bed linen is created using the finest cotton known to man. Each extra-long staple fibre is exceptionally long in length, making it a joy for luxury weavers around the world. Spun into small finespun yarns the resulting material is perfection personified.


Many Egyptian cottons, including Cavendish-Tagg™’s Giza Egyptian cotton are the longest staple cotton fibres. These fibres are regarded as the most luxurious cotton fibres in Egypt. Of course, as such, demand is always greater than supply for this, the absolute King of all cottons.

Sleeping for 1/3 of the average person’s life demands the highest quality bed sheets possible and affordable.


What is so Fabulous about Egyptian Cotton?

For hundreds of years Egypt’s cottons have been grown and cultivated to produce a product superior to all others. However, it is only in the last 200 years has Egypt allowed its highly sought after cotton to be exported. Egyptian cotton is now firmly established as the world’s best with a reputation for softness, strength and durability. The extra-long fibres allow the world’s best weavers to make the finest yarns without sacrificing quality or strength. Regular use and washing can create stress on some natural fibres, however Egyptian cotton handles stress a lot better and, with care and attention, should never loses its softness and brightness.

Many agree that the softness of Egyptian cotton is unique, beautiful and luxurious.  This is due to many factors not least of all the tender loving care of being hand-picked along the banks of the Nile Delta.  Many other cottons are mechanically harvested which often damaged the fabric of the cotton. This is not the case which Egyptian cotton.

There are various grades of Egyptian cotton but with a common factor being the length of the staple fibres. Being either long staple or extra-long staple, both are undeniably the best cotton in the world.

Premier luxury manufacturers and suppliers of the world’s finest Egyptian cotton, including Cavendish-Tagg™, will only produce from this highly-sought after and relatively rare, raw material.


Cavendish-Tagg™ 100% Egyptian cotton is exclusively harvested by hand.  This preserves the natural fabric qualities and in turn guarantees the high possible quality raw material in the manufacture of Cavendish-Tagg™ bed linen range.  Being hand harvested is time consuming and increases raw cotton costs.  Coupled with a rarity of supply, in comparison to other cottons machine harvested in other parts of the world, pure 100% Egyptian cotton tends also to be the most expensive cotton in the world.

Most Egyptian pickers of cotton can also see and feel the age of the cotton. Leaving cotton to age produces the longest and strongest staple fibres.  Pickers will leave young buds to mature naturally selecting only the finest mature cotton for supply to the weavers.

The finest of long and extra-long staple fibres gives it strength and durability. Being handpicked by expert pickers maintains the natural structure of the fabric.  It also makes for a cleaner and brighter cotton.  No bleaches are used in the harvesting or production of yarns. Bleach damages natural fibres and breaks down its true structure.  Egyptian cotton is continuously inspected and any irregularities or imperfections are removed by hand before being spun into the world’s finest yarns.


Price Differentials

The cost of hand-picked 100% pure Egyptian cotton is higher than all other cottons. This is due to the relative scarcity of the cotton and the methods of cultivation. The highest grades of Egyptian cotton are grown in small regions near to the Nile where year-round conditions are perfect. However only relatively small yields of cotton are produced every year. This results in demand always being substantially greater than supply, hence the higher price.