Oh there’s a beautiful world surrounding us when it come to cotton yarns!!! 100% Pima Cotton yarn is super soft and gives the most beautiful drape I have ever seen!
What is Pima Cotton?
Pima cotton is a higher-end type of cotton which has a longer fiber than conventional cotton. It has a reputation for producing a smooth fabric that’s soft to the touch, wrinkle-resistant, and ultra-durable.
One of the key factors when it comes to judging cotton is its staple length. A good quality cotton will have a staple length that is at least 28 mm long and can reach up to 50 mm in length. Resulting in a smoother, gentler twist of the fibers. These are your finest quality cottons.
Your “Big Box” cotton has a much shorter staple length. This results in a tighter twist which makes the cotton look “hairy” and often times rough and not pleasant on the skin. The majority of people experience this type of cotton, first. Which makes them not want to try other types of cotton.
Manufacturers say that Pima cotton has a 50% longer life expectancy than other cotton products. It’s also great for people who have sensitive skin!