1. What is Pima cotton?
Pima cotton is an ultra-long fiber cotton among fine velvet fibers. It only grows in the United States, Peru, and a small amount in other places such as Israel and Australia. Since the production season of Pima cotton is a bit special, if it is impossible to sow due to weather between April 10 and 15 every year, it will not be planted that year. It has been planted again, so the annual output of Pima cotton is very limited. The entire annual output of Pima cotton only accounts for less than 3% of global cotton production, and Japan consumes 2/3 of the annual Pima cotton exports, so Pima cotton exported to other countries is even scarcer.
2. Characteristics and advantages of Pima cotton
1. More details Long fibers
The cotton fibers of Pima cotton are 35% longer than ordinary cotton, which greatly increases the softness and gloss of the fabric. Pima cotton has fewer fiber ends exposed, which minimizes wear and reduces the effects of pilling.
2. Stronger fibers
The fiber strength and toughness ratio of cotton Ordinary cotton is 45% higher, which makes Pima cotton products extra elastic. Even the lighter weight pima cotton fabric is very durable while also providing greater drape and comfort.
3. More active fibers
Pima cotton fiber has higher activity than ordinary cotton fiber, so it is easier to color and has stronger color fastness. This means that Pima Mian products will still retain their bright colors even if you use them for many years.