The Thread Experiment is a bedding company that specializes in sheet sets with masculine patterns. Think mustaches and boat anchors. This is an under served niche as men typically don’t dote over bed sheets. That probably explains the proliferation of flowery patterns found throughout the Potter Barns and West Elms of the world.
These sheets are available direct through their website and come in a variety of unique patterns. I purchased the Anchors sheet set designed by David Hart. These retail for $128 for a queen set and will arrive at your door about a week or less after ordering. As you can see below, the packaging is underwhelming which is too bad because the pattern is awesome.
One positive about the packaging is that because it is so minimalist, there is less waste. Once you get it out of the packaging, the sheets are contained in self packaging:
Here are the construction details as listed on their website:
- 100% cotton percale
- Luxurious, long-staple cotton
- Set includes flat sheet, fitted sheet (15″ pocket) and two pillowcases for Full, Queen, King and California King.
- Set includes flat sheet, fitted sheet (15″ pocket) and one pillowcase for Twin and Twin XL.
- Machine washable
These sheets are thin, crisp and smooth. The percale weave gives it a sort of feel like a freshly pressed dress shirt. They will sleep cool and are easy to dry. I appreciate that they did not inflate their thread counts through pick insertions. A 300 thread count sheet is in my opinion one of the best constructions. It makes the sheet breathable, light and are less likely to get pilling in the sheets from unnecessary pick insertions.
Here’s a picture of the sheets out of the packaging. You’ll notice that the stitching is clean and not overly fancy, it doesn’t detract from the pattern.
Here’s another photo of the inside of the sheets:
The fitted sheet has a 15 inch pocket. This should be more than adequate for most mattresses although some of the pillow top mattresses are going to require a 17 inch pocket. The vast majority of the online mattress brands I review will work with this sheet. In fact Thread Experiment sheets are ideal for many of the boxed, all foam mattresses because they are usually only 10-12 inches deep.
After washing these sheets I didn’t notice much shrinkage. I bought a twin size set and they are now used on my son’s mattress. They look great on his bed and he has no complaints. These sheets are made in China which is apparently one of the largest cotton. According to Wikipedia, China accounts for more than 20% of the worlds cotton production.
If you are looking for a light, crisp sheets with a smooth, cool feel, these sheets are definitely worth trying. Given that these sheets are made with conventional cotton, I think they are a little pricey however to their credit, they offer unique designs you can’t find anywhere else. It would be nice to start seeing some innovative patterns introduced to organic cottons sheets.