About Peruvian Cotton

About Peruvian Cotton

Peru’s millenary textile tradition goes back to the year 3,000 b.C. Cultures such as Chavin, Paracas and Inca used cotton as their main raw material, treating it with natural dyes, and knitting it with special skills, using techniques that were ahead of their time. .

Peru produces two main types of cotton: Tangüis and Pima.

Tangϋis Cotton

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.
One of a kind
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.

Pima Cotton

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. .

The textile properties of Cotton

High resistance

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.

Comfort

The fiber has an unsurpassed softness agreeable to touch that allows the fabric to have a precise drop, maximum brightness and freshness.

Hypoallergenic

Ideal for sensitive skin as the fabric does not contain residues of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers.

Length

Extra-long staple length is between 38.10 to 41.27 mm, while other fibers only range between 20-32 mm.

Pureness

Handpicked cotton is purer than that picked with the mechanical cotton picker.