Most Egyptian Cotton Is Fake. Here’s Why The Real Thing Is So Expensive |Business Insider

Sheets made with Egyptian cotton can cost over $900 — but not all cotton is created equal. Many products use the term “Egyptian cotton,” but experts say there isn’t enough Egyptian cotton grown to actually make all of the products that claim to use it. A lot of the Egyptian cotton you see online may be fake. The highest-quality Egyptian cotton is called “extra-long staple.” The fibers are longer, resulting in softer, more durable fabrics.

00:00 – Intro
00:39 – Growing Cotton in the Nile River Delta
01:36 – Picking cotton by hand
02:06 – Extra-long staple cotton vs. upland
03:18 – Fake Egyptian cotton pulled from stores
04:19 – Processing cotton
05:04 – Winding and spinning cotton strands
06:12 – Weaving cotton
06:55 – Creating products from Egyptian Cotton
07:44 – The price of Egyptian Cotton
08:50 – The future of the cotton industry
09:53 – How to buy real Egyptian Cotton
10:23 – Credits

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