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fabric Peruvian Pima Cotton

Peruvian Pima cotton is considered to be one of the best cotton species in the world, distinguished by its extra-long fibres. The cotton balls are hand-picked to prevent damaging the material, and spun into strong and uniform yarns. Pima cotton produce fabrics with a supreme softness and durability, and is an ideal choice for garments worn close to the skin. ARKET’s organic Peruvian Pima cotton is farmed without the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides, which preserves the natural richness of the soil.

fabric Peruvian Pima Cotton

Peruvian Pima cotton is considered one of the best cotton species in the world. The techniques of cultivating and weaving cotton have been perfected over the centuries by different cultures in the region.

 

Grown under optimal natural conditions on the fields of the Piura and Chira valleys in northern Peru, the cotton is hand-picked to prevent damage to the fibres. Besides the possibility to select cotton balls of maximum purity and brightness, manual harvesting also reduces the environmental impact as no machines or chemicals are used in the process.

 

Conforming to international standards for organic farming, organic Peruvian Pima Cotton is – unlike conventional cotton – grown without the use of artificial fertilisers and pesticides. This preserves the natural richness of the soil and prevents the farmers from being exposed to harmful chemicals.

 

Pima cotton fibres are distinguished by their extra-long staple length, ranging from 38 to 41 millimetres, excelling other cotton fibres that only grow to between 20 and 32 millimetres.

 

Longer fibres can be spun into stronger and more uniform yarns, which adds to the durability of the fabric. Silken to the touch, garments made from Peruvian Pima Cotton have a clean surface with an elegant drape. They are ideal as first layers, providing a second-skin sensation and a comfortable airiness.