pima & tangüis Cotton
The first clear sign of domestication of this cotton species comes from Ancon, on the Peruvian coast, where cotton bolls dating to 4200 BCE were found.
Peruvian Pima cotton (Gossypium barbadense) became the best cotton in the world thanks to the excellent natural conditions of the fields in the north of Peru where it is handpicked to prevent damage to the fiber.
This cotton has extraordinary length, fineness and softness that enables the production of a uniform and resistant yarn for the manufacture of fabrics demanded by the most discerning markets.
This thin and long fiber is up to fifty percent more resilient than most standard varieties of cotton; thus garments become more durable, flexible and extraordinarily delicate.
The fiber has an unsurpassed softness agreeable to touch that allows the fabric to have a precise drop, maximum brightness and freshness.
Ideal for sensitive skin as the fabric does not contain residues of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers.
Extra-long staple length is between 38.10 to 41.27 mm, while other fibers only range between 20-32 mm.
Hand picked cotton is purer than that picked with the mechanical cotton picker.
Tangϋis cotton (long staple)
In the late nineteenth century, a plague forced a large number of farmers to abandon the cultivation of cotton, but Fermin Tangüis developed a new variety of cottonseed of thick long staple, easy to spin and dye, and with such hydrophilicity that led to a fabric of outstanding quality.
The uniform long staple Tangϋis cotton outstands for its whiteness, strength and softness. This one of a kind cotton is highly absorbent and can retain 24 to 27 times its own weight.
Clothes made from Tangüis cotton are breathable as it rapidly absorbs and releases perspiration.
*Only for knitting garments with count 2/20, 2/30, 2/40