by JULIA KONG
You may have just splurged on a bedding set, thinking that its high thread count justifies your purchase. However, after removing it from the package, it screams motel quality more than the Ritz Paris. Have you just been cheated?
Probably, says an article on the Huffington Post. According to author Jimmy MacDonald, manufacturers literally thread more yarn together to inflate the number, which misleads consumers into thinking that it is of a superior quality when it is not.