Down For the (Thread) Count

Felgner, Brent
October 2004
Home Textiles Today;10/25/2004, Vol. 26 Issue 9, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the home textiles industry's view regarding the standards adopted for the determination of thread count in the U.S. With the rise of imports over in the recent past, involving a broad mix of upmarket luxury, suppliers along with goods of lesser quality, has resulted in high thread-count claims. The American Society for Testing and Materials ruling on threadcount determination is a simplification of how the industry will describe product. The new standard states that warp and weft strands are counted as single units, regardless of the number of yarn plies.


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