I have to wonder if some of the people reviewing these sheets are actually receiving/reviewing the same product. One person says, "these were too heavy - like canvas! Not good for warm climates," and right after or before that, someone said, "these were so flimsy and lightweight, there's no way they are 1000 thread count!" Another example was a reviewer who said, "these were so scratchy out of the package!" Right next to that was, "these were so silky smooth, right out of the package!" But the best one is, "these are way too shiny to be Egyptian Cotton sateen" followed by, "these are not even shiny lilke real Egyptian Cotton sateen should be!" I would just like to clear these up, assuming we are, in fact getting the same sheets. I just received mine (king size, white.) Out of the package, they actually did feel silky smooth on one side, less so on the other. I immediately washed them in cold, normal cycle, then dried them. My dryer setting was "more dry" so they did come out with the typical wrinkles expected from a high heat tumble of heavy cotton sheeting. They feel incredibly soft - still, one side (the finished side of the fitted sheet, the side of the flat sheet that will touch skin, as well as the outer sides of the pillow cases) is silky smooth with a dull sheen, and the other side is not as silky smooth with no sheen. Also, to those who gasp at the fact that the sheets are made in China and, therefore, couldn't be Egyptian Cotton, that is an INACCURATE statement. Part of my college design courses included Textiles, and the term, "Egyptian Cotton" refers to the fibers, themselves - the COTTON, which is from Egypt. Manufacturers all over the world use Egyptian cotton so, for example, a more expensive set of sheets I purchased last year were made in Italy. They are still sold as Egyptian Cotton sheets, made in Italy. I gave these sheets 4 stars instead of 5 because I do see that, out of the packaging, the end threads weren't trimmed off sufficiently, so I did that myself - a measure I didn't have to take when I purchased the $700 Egyptian Cotton sheets made in Italy. But, snipping off a few threads was well worth the savings on these. I am curious to see how they will wear over the months, and if, in fact, they do pill (one of my pet peeves,) I'll be sure to adjust my review rating.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes