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Bed Bath & Beyond Banishes Welspun Products From Stores

Back in August, Target was the first retailer to end its relationship with the textile company Welspun after discovering that the company’s “Egyptian” cotton sheets, um, weren’t. Now Bed Bath & Beyond, another retailer that carries Welspun products, will stop selling them after an audit showed that the company can’t prove the origin of its products. [More]

Consumers Suing Welspun Over Egyptian Cotton Bedding Made With Inferior Materials

Consumers Suing Welspun Over Egyptian Cotton Bedding Made With Inferior Materials

There’s more bad news for textile manufacturer Welpsun: after Target cut ties with the company, and Walmart pulled its sheets from shelves, U.S. consumers have filed two lawsuits claiming the textile manufacturer fraudulently labeled its bedding as premium Egyptian cotton when it was in fact made from lower quality fibers. [More]

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Walmart Pulls Welspun Not-Egyptian Cotton Sheets From Stores, Offers Refunds

After Target pulled sheets that it says were mislabeled as Egyptian cotton from its shelves, dropped the supplier, and offered refunds to customers, other stores that carry products from the same supplier conducted their own reviews. Walmart announced today that it will no longer sell the company’s Egyptian cotton sheets and will give shoppers refunds, but won’t drop the company as a supplier like Target did. [More]

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Ever-Escalating Sheet Thread Counts Are Pretty Much Meaningless

If 400 of something is good, then 1,000 of that thing is better, isn’t it? Unless that thing is “bees.” No, of course, more is not necessarily better. It might be more expensive, but isn’t better. That’s what Consumer Reports learned recently when they tested sets of sheets for strength, softness, fit on a mattress, shrinkage, and other qualities. [More]

Conan And Aziz Ansari Talk About Thread Count

Conan And Aziz Ansari Talk About Thread Count

Aziz Ansari wants everyone to know that the sheets he bought at Bed, Bath & Beyond were not of the quality he’d been promised.

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The power of science (toys) confirms that Martha Stewart pillow cases do indeed have 360 threads per square inch. [Cockeyed via BoingBoing]

Class Actions: Bed Bath & Beyond May Owe You A Small Amount Of Money

Class Actions: Bed Bath & Beyond May Owe You A Small Amount Of Money

If you bought sheets at Bed Bath & Beyond you may have some money coming to you from a class action settlement. BB&B has begun notifying customers that they’ve settled a class action lawsuit brought over the thread count in their sheets. Apparently, said sheets had been labeled in a non-standard manner.

Above And Beyond: Smartbargains.com Helps You Sleep Well At Night

Above And Beyond: Smartbargains.com Helps You Sleep Well At Night

Stephanie was dissatisfied with a set of 1200 thread count sateen sheets she purchased from smartbargains.com. After “a few” washes, they felt more like a set of 800 thread count sheets she owned. Stephanie wondered if perhaps she had received the wrong sheet set, one with a lower thread count. She wasn’t sure, so she wrote smartbargains.com a letter.