I was taught that a higher thread count created a more luxurious texture to bedding. WRONG. I've purchased 800 thread count here in the states and loved the sateen type finish of our sheets. So when I saw 1000 thread count I purchased them - noting that the price was in keeping with what I'd seen here for "quality luxury" bedding. While the sheets I received are of good construction, the texture is more like canvas! I went on line to learn more only to discover that thread count is mostly a marketing ploy and it's impossible to get 1000 threads per square inch. http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/home/thread-count.htm These sheets are made in China, which was not evident when I purchased. The label says if desired to wash first, so I did hoping the dryer sheets would help. No! I am very disappointed and do not recommend this vendor or these sheets. Over $$$ is a major rip off.