• Stop Buying Bad ‘Cashmere’ Sweaters

    Stop Buying Bad ‘Cashmere’ Sweaters

    How can one cashmere sweater cost $50 and another $5,000 when both the tags claim the product is “100% cashmere”? There’s a reason for it, and it goes beyond a designer label or even the quality of the fit — there are actually differences in the quality of the wool itself, even though technically both…

  • Thread Counts Are Made of Lies

    Thread Counts Are Made of Lies

    If you’ve ever shopped for bedsheets, you probably know that the phrase “thread count” refers to the number of threads per square inch, which is true. But you may assume that the higher the thread count, the smoother and “higher quality” the sheets, which absolutely is not — at least, not for most products on…