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What is Supima ® cotton?
Supima® is the trademark name for the world’s finest cottons. Supima is 100% extra-long staple cotton grown exclusively in the American west and southwest. Yarns made from Supima cotton produce softer and longer-lasting fabrics. Its advanced fiber characteristics enable it to be spun into longer, finer and stronger yarns, which can be woven or knitted into softer, silkier and more durable textile and apparel products.
What is Pima cotton?
Pima cotton is a generic name for extra-long staple (ELS) cotton grown in the U.S., Australia, Peru and in very limited production in a few other locations around the world. Pima is from the gossypium barbadense species, compared to gossypium hirsutum to which upland cotton belongs. The primary differences between Pima (ELS growth) cotton and upland cotton are staple length and strength. In the U.S., cotton is considered to be ELS or Pima if it is an inch and 3/8 or longer. Its strength and uniformity measurements are also considerably higher than those of upland cotton.
How do Pima products benefit the consumer?
Products made of 100% Super Pima cotton will have superior strength to a product made of upland cotton or upland/regular blended cottons, which will of the textile and apparel products. Because of the fineness of Super Pima cotton, more fibers can be spun into a yarn of a given count, which will enhance the feel and softness, drapeability and brilliance of color of a fabric.