The silk of South America
Why is Pima Cotton Better?
Pima cotton owes its nickname as the ‘silk of South America’ to its fine, silky, especially long fibres. It is these exceptionally long fibres that make it one of the highest-quality cotton threads of all.
Pima cotton is particularly widespread in Peru, but we get ours a bit closer – from Egypt. It is extremely resistant to fungal attacks and requires fewer pesticide treatments, which is better for both the fibres and the environment.
Like Silk against Your Skin
Pima cotton feels very soft against your skin, softer than other types of cotton, but is still hard-wearing.
This softness makes a huge difference for textiles such as socks, underwear or T-shirts that are worn directly against the skin. Pima cotton is a supple material and ensures an extremely comfortable fit.
Say goodbye to fluff!
The Pima cotton that we use has particularly long fibres. This means that the fibres do not slip out when the thread is being spun, creating fluff (also known as pilling).
The material therefore remains durable even in warm and damp climates or when exposed to friction, so your socks, underwear and T-shirts will keep their perfect shape even after multiple washes.