Amid continuing concerns about sourcing, Bed Bath & Beyond has become the third retailer to yank fake Egyptian cotton sheets from its shelves in the last three months.
Target, Walmart…and now Bed Bath & Beyond
Bedding supplier Welspun India Ltd. has long claimed its sheets are made from 100% Egyptian cotton—a material highly prized for its softness and durability.
But Bloomberg reports independent testing has confirmed a sneaking suspicion: The origin of the cotton is not what it claims to be, particularly for Welspun’s Perfect Touch and Crowning Touch sheets.
That’s prompted Bed Bath & Beyond to offer dissatisfied customers the chance to return Welspun sheets for a refund or store credit.
Back in August, Target was the first retailer to remove 750,000 Welspun pillowcases and sheets—including the Fieldcrest 500 thread count Satin-Stitch Damask Egyptian cotton sheets and 500 thread count Geo Pattern Egyptian cotton sheets—from store shelves and issue refunds.
Walmart followed soon after and stopped selling Welspun products because of the sourcing concerns.
Meanwhile, if you’re not overly concerned about the origin of your cotton and just want to really get a deal on sheets, linens and more, Clark has a suggestion. Wait until the January white sales at retail immediately after the new year arrives. Shoppers tend to be tapped out financially from the holidays, so you can steal a deal on household items if you have any money left!
‘Last year around that time, I bought new giant bath towels for $2.50 each and wash-clothes for 25 cents each,’ the consumer champ says.
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