Also called extra long straple (els)
Grown primarily in peru, the southwestern united states and australia.
Cotton cultivation in peru dates as far back as 3100 b.c. ty.
1-3/8” Long threads, similar to egyptian cotton.
Makes it silky soft and resistant to pilling.
It lasts 50% more because of it’s thickness and makes it very absorvent too.
Harvested entirely by hand, no impurities or yelowish cast (like industrial harvesting)
Resulst in brilliant white shade and dyes nicely.
IDEAL GROWING CONDITIONS
Of the northern coastal valleys of Peru, with its rich soil and
near perfect equatorial temperatures, provide the silky luster.
Why Peruvian Pima Cotton
The ideal growing conditions of the northern coastal valleys of Peru, with its rich soil and near perfect equatorial temperatures, provide the silky luster of Peruvian Pima cotton
Pima cotton has long threads (42mm length and 3.3 and 4.4 microons fínense) similar to Egyptian cotton, which makes it silky soft
and resistant to pilling.
The thickness of the cloth it weaves creates a very absorbent and durable fabric, It can last as much as 50 percent longer than the
ones made from other forms of cotton.
Its drapeability and flexibility lends itself to a wide variety of uses including fine knitwear.
Clothes made with Pima cotton, they are light to wear yet provide superior warmth.
Pima cotton is environmentally friendly since is harvested entirely by hand. Industrial harvesting leaves in scratchy impurities which affects cotton’s smoothness and creates an unattractive yellowish cast.
Peruvian pima results in a brilliant white shade which dye beautifully and free from impurities.
Since it is hypoallergenic, it is safe for those with allergies and sensitive skin.