Basic introduction to Pima cotton:
Pima cotton is the general name for the finest extra long-staple cotton. It is grown in the western and southwestern United States, Peru, Egypt, Israel, Australia and other regions. Its output is limited, accounting for only about 3% of global cotton production. The most fundamental difference between pima cotton and ordinary cotton lies in the length and tenacity of its fibers.
Pima cotton is mainly named after the Pima Indian tradition of growing and picking cotton by hand in the southwestern United States. The history of Pima cotton can be traced back to the famous island in the southwestern United States in the 1700s. In order to produce a cotton with excellent quality, the growers of Pima cotton have innovated the cotton and refined every step. From 20 At the beginning of the century, these extra-long-fiber cottons were further optimized.
Pima cotton is known as the “noble among cottons”. It is an ultra-long fiber cotton among fine velvet fibers. More than 40CM. In addition, it is praised for its flexibility and gloss, and it also retains the general characteristics of cotton fibers.
The reputation of Pima cotton
Cotton with the longest fiber length:
Pima cotton The cotton fiber is 40CM long, about 35% longer than ordinary cotton. The finished Pima cotton has fewer fiber ends floating on the surface of the fabric, and the degree of fabric wear will be greatly reduced, so the phenomenon of pilling is relatively rare;
Cotton with the strongest fiber toughness:
Pima cotton has extremely high flexibility and strong gloss. Its toughness is about 45% higher than that of ordinary cotton. The finished product is soft and smooth in texture, bright in color, and It has a strong drape feeling and a stylish finished product. It is an important material for manufacturing mercerized cotton;
Cotton with the highest fiber activity:
Pima cotton has better fiber activity than other ordinary cottons, and its ultra-long fine velvet makes it excellent The dyeing power is bright and translucent after dyeing, and the color fastness is higher. It is not easy to fade after long-term use. It is generally used as a raw material fiber for manufacturing high-end fabrics.