Are luxury bedsheets worth the extra dollars?
Bed sheets are found at many different price points, but we believe that the more expensive luxury linens are worth the investment.
We have all seen the 1,000 thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets selling for less than $100 on the internet. However, we at Vero know enough about the various grades of cotton available in the world to know, these bed sheets are very low quality, and you will likely be replacing them in short order.
Better quality sheets are going to cost five to ten times this amount. Finer grades of cotton (Long Staple or Extra Long Staple) may cost as much as $20 a meter for the fabric alone.
A sheet set uses about eight meters of fabric. This is $160 for the fabric alone; it still needs to be cut, sewn, packaged, and shipped. Like it or not, the company selling these sheets needs to add overhead and profit on the bed linens as well. If this fabric is imported from another country, duty needs to be applied before it can enter the US.
If properly cared for, luxury sheets can last 10 to 12 years before they need to be replaced, and as another benefit, good sheets will get softer and softer with each washing.
Luxury items do cost more, and people enjoy luxury products.
One of our favorite brands to compare to is Louis Vuitton. A Louie bag can cost several thousands of dollars. Although it is made from plastic coated canvas (invented to be a low-cost substitute to leather), it is made well and may last 7 to 10 years.
Rolex watches are coveted by many. They are exceptionally well made and likely will be passed to generations of users, but the cell phone in your pocket still keeps better time.
Then there’s our very favorite item to compare – Louboutin shoes. They are crazy expensive. They likely hurt your feet and will be out of style in 4 to 6 months.
Now compared to those items, luxury linens may make some sense. They are used eight hours every night, and as stated above, with proper care may last for 12 years. So, the $600 set of sheets, when amortized over 4,380 nights comes to about $0.14 a night.
When it comes time to make your bed with new sheets, Vero Linens is ready to bring you the luxury you deserve. We have a large selection of European bed linens and much more. Shop Vero Linens today and get your money’s worth for years to come.
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