Better Homes & Gardens call these sheets “Performance” sheets. It is made of 100% hygro cotton and is 400 count thread. According to lifehacker.com and Real Simple, the best sheets are 100% Egyptian cotton. Second best is 100% pima (Supima) cotton. “If the label says 100% cotton, assume it's American upland cotton, a rougher, less expensive variety.” But what is hygro cotton and why is it so special? I think it's because, according to the product label, “...Our sheets get softer after each wash over time.” The performance aspect of the sheets, I'm assuming, is the “work” it puts in keeping you cool when you're hot and keeping you warm when you're cold. That's a lot of work these sheets are supposedly doing.
I personally like to be warm (not hot) when I sleep. I found laying down on these sheets I instantly felt the coolness. And the bed was made when I got in, so I can't say the sheets were cool because they were exposed to air. BH&G calls these temperature regulating sheets and this is appealing to me because my husband and I have different sleep temp preferences. I like to be warm, he likes to be cool. These sheets meet us both in the middle and somehow we both end up comfy.
My sheet set is dark gray and is an attractive set. It has a shiny satin-like strip on the flat sheet and pillowcases that add a touch of style. The stitching design where the sheets wrap around the bed is awesome. It even has a tag that explains to you which side fits the top and bottom of the bed. It fits like it was custom made for the bed giving it a nice look. No one will actually see that part of the bed because it will be covered by sheets and blankets but I'll see it when I dress the bed and it looks nice. Right out the package the sheets feel smooth and comfortable. I looked forward to laying in bed as I was dressing my bed.
The care instructions say to wash warm with like colors on the gentle cycle and tumble dry low. Don't bleach or dry clean.
It's made in India for those who care about where products are made.