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I received a free set of Authenticity Sheets for review. Authenticity sheets are the first sheets I have reviewed that are 100% made in the USA. Decades The United States textile industry has been on a steady decline since the 90s but is now showing signs of life due to companies like this. Below is a graph from the USDA that illustrates the decline in textile employment.
Not only are these sheets made in the USA they also source the cotton in the USA as well.
The cotton is grown in California in the San Joaquin Valley.
Ordering Your Authenticity 50 Sheets
Specifications and Construction of Authenticity 50 Sheets
These sheets are certified Supima Cotton. The name Supima comes from “superior pima” it is an extra long staple cotton that comes from the Gossypium barbadense plant seen below:
This cotton is very comparable to long staple Egyptian cotton. Both are very breathable, have good consistency, breath well and are durable.
These sheets are a percale weave with a 250 thread count. This thread count makes the sheets more breathable. Because the fibers are long, they are more durable. You also get a more consistent feel throughout the sheet.
These sheets are also formaldehyde free. formaldehyde is used to create “wrinkle free” clothes.
My Authenticity 50 Findings
Below is a picture of the sheets right out of the box
Below is a photo of the fitted sheet:
After one wash the sheets were still sort of rough. That’s because they don’t stone wash these sheets. It’s an added cost. So instead the saving are passed on to you. This is similar to the organic sheets I have reviewed. They are going to take about 3 washes before you can really appreciate the softness. It’s not like they were unbearable after the first wash, I just knew they had more potential.
I should also note that because formadehyde is not used, the sheets will come out of the dryer a bit more wrinkled than those that are treated. To me this isn’t an issue since my sheets aren’t out on display for people to see and the wrinkles begin to relax after you make you bed.