Pima cotton, also known as premium cotton, is a premium crop that produces a long staple fiber used for clothing, bedding, bath towels and other textiles. The plant is grown primarily in Peru, but it can also be found in Australia or America. Similar to Egyptian cotton, the long, smooth plant fibers can form a very dense weave in finished products with exceptional durability and softness. Because the premium cotton fibers are long and thin, manufacturers can reach a higher thread count per square inch than with lower-grade materials.
Pima cotton fabric is perfect for clothing since it is highly durable, breathable and resists pilling. Since the fabric made from this cotton can absorb liquids well, clothing manufacturers may also use a protective coating that resists stains.
Benefits of Pima Cotton