I absolutely LOVE sleep. I adore it. I sometimes think about it all and just wait for the moment that I can crawl into bed. It’s funny that when I was younger I was a night owl and could go on three to four hours of sleep easily; sometimes just two. Now that I am older a.k.a. now that I am a mommy, I treasure my sleep and most definitely need it.
Now, I don’t know about you but to enjoy a restful night of sleep I need an amazing bed. It would be fair to say that it starts with the mattress but the real icing on the cake, for me, is the sheets. I love to snuggle down, feel soft material against my skin, and feel warm without overheating due to the material the sheets are made from. In other words, I really like cotton sheets. They are comfortable, soft, and breathe. More importantly, when I look at my bed, they are inviting.
Hmm, now that I am sitting here thinking about my bed and bedding, I have come to realize that I own a lot of sheets. I have sheets for the summer, sheets for the winter, and fancy sheets. We won’t discuss how many sets I have, just assume I have enough. 😉
Still … because I love sleep, an amazing bed, and apparently sheets, I was really excited when selected to try 700 Thread 100% Organic Egyptian Cotton Sheets from Francois et Mimi. Hey, I LOVE sheets!
The product arrived in a timely manner and I was really excited when I went to the door and picked up a box that was much heavier than expected. For some reason I equate weight to quality when it comes to bedding so I was ready to get our sheets washed up and on the bed. Have I mentioned that I love doing laundry too? I digress.
As I pulled the sheets out of the package I noticed that they were really stiff and really thick. I shrugged assuming this was due to coming straight from the factory and figured that they would soften after being washed. I was wrong. As I pulled them out of the washer they still didn’t feel right and after going through the washer, I still wasn’t pleased with the lack of softness. I am not sure if this is because the sheets are made from an organic material but still, when I see 700 Thread Count I think soft, luxury, and quality. The sheets weren’t bringing any of these words to mind. As for the thickness, they are very thick. This is a product that I would likely use during the winter months as they would be too warm for warmer weather.
When I went to put the sheets on the bed I noticed something else. They don’t look anything like the sheets pictured. This mainly is due to the piping. The piping on the sheet set that I received reminds me of a stitch fold which is standard on “lower grade” sets; not what I expected on a high end set. I say high end because the retail value of the sheets, according to the company, is $249.99. They are however listed for $89.99 on Amazon. In my opinion, both prices are too high for this product. I would likely pay $40 at most for the “quality” of this product.
The other thing that confused me is the packaging. The color and size of the sheets are not listed anywhere. I had to physically try to put the sheets on my bed before I was able to confirm that the set was actually king size. As for the color, it is clearly black; however, most sheet set packages identify the size and color. Please note, I did not select the color, the company randomly selected and sent out sheets to their selected reviewers.
The one thing that I really liked about the sheets is the deep pocket. This makes it easier to make the bed. I am rather short, my bed is rather tall, and I often have to ask my husband for assistance. The deep pocket made the task a little easier; although I admit I still had him come in and help.
Overall, I can’t say this is a product that I would recommend; however, I admit that this is only my opinion and others may not agree with it. If you like a firmer, thicker sheet then this may be suitable for your home. That being said, I still question the price point as I don’t feel the product is high quality.
About 700 Thread 100% Organic Egyptian Cotton Sheets from Francois et Mimi
- 100% Sateen Egyptian Cotton
- Deep Pocket Fit, up to 16”
- Package includes one fitted sheet, one flat sheet, and pillowcases
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