The hand or feel of the sheets created from Egyptian grown cotton is a bit harder than other cottons when the bedding is new. However, with every single laundering, the cotton sheets from Egyptian fibres become softer and softer. Do not be alarmed if when you first receive your new Egyptian cotton sheets, that they feel a little stiff or scratchy, this will all change with a few washings. The chemicals used in manufacturing are mostly to blame for your new sheets not feeling as soft as you would like when they are still new. This will all change after a few washings and use.
Like a fine wine, age improves the Egyptian fibre cotton bedding and, unlike many products, you will prize your Egyptian fibre sheets of cotton more and more as they age and become soft and cuddly.