The fine difference of excellence: how to recognize Pima cotton garments?

To understand it, first we must know it, so let’s go back to its origins.

This plant was domesticated and cultivated by the ancient Peruvians and had extremely important influences on textile development in the introduction of weaving techniques 3,000 years ago. Different pre-Inca civilizations spread the various techniques of weaving (embroidery), dyeing (plant pigments and fibers of natural color), and drawing (mythical characters and geometric figures) in the Andean region.

With the passage of time, garments made with pima cotton presented different properties that attracted the eyes of different markets worldwide. Now we know that the microclimate, the soil, and the seed have made Peruvian pima cotton the most valued in the world for its fineness and for possessing the longest fibers.

Now, we offer some properties that you should consider if you want to buy a garment made of 100% Pima cotton:

  1. It has excellent drape, and it is pleasant, very soft to the touch, and gives off a brilliant tone that makes it especially delicate.
  2. When working correctly with the fiber, you get an extremely fresh fabric that is ideal for summer and spring seasons.
  3. Pima cotton has the durability of more than 50% of other cotton standards, due to its fine and long fiber, which makes the garment more resistant, durable, delicate, and flexible.
  4. The length of the fiber strands is extra long, measuring between 38.10 mm and 41.21 mm. (Others are between 20 mm and 32 mm).
  5. The thread count is 50/1, achieving an unbeatable softness to the touch (the greater the number, the finer the thread): 20/1 thick, 30/1 thin.

Garments made with this cotton are cooler to wear, so it is ideal to use in tropical seasons. It’s also hypoallergenic because, being a natural fiber, it doesn’t contain any traces of any pesticide that could affect people with sensitive skin or with allergic, respiratory, or skin conditions who need to avoid contact with residue from synthetic fertilizers.

 

Thank you

Juan David Rojas Arrunátegui