In terms of yarn count, '300 count' is the thinnest thread in the world. This is an achievement made possible by the culmination of the best quality luxury cotton and the finest modern technology. Due to its rarity, prices are often sky high. However, at Kamakura Shirts, we have made this miraculous material available for just $180.
The finest Xinjiang cotton seeds were selected to achieve the first 300 count thread in the history of textiles. Imagine the multi-hued shirts that danced mid-air in the movie, The Great Gatsby - that is the world that we wish to bring to you with our 300 CLUB collection.
CEO, Kamakura Shirts
The cotton used for our 300 CLUB collection is the world famous Xinjiang cotton. Grown in the beautiful mountains of Tian Shan, Xinjiang cotton is said to have the longest staple fibers of all cotton. 'Yarn count' indicates the fineness of the thread - and the higher the yarn count, the finer the thread becomes. When a thread is '1 count,' it means that it is at a thinness where 1 gram of cotton is able to produce 1.7 meters of thread. '120 count' signifies that 1 gram of cotton is able to produce 204 meters of thread. When the thread is '300 count', 1 gram of cotton has been woven to produce approximately 510 meters of thread. When producing thread from raw cotton, the finer the fibers are, the greater the skill required. The thread used in our 300 CLUB collection is 4 ply, 300 count Xinjiang cotton, which is said to have the longest staple fibers (3.8 cm - 4.0 cm) in the world. Its natural glossiness, the bounce and resilience it lends to the fabric, and its softness against the skin all promise a very special shirt.