Established in 2021 to compliment our signature wool collection, our Pima Cotton collection features effortless, foundational garments that layer easy in the winter, breathe in the summer and thrive during the in-between seasons. So what exactly is "Pima Cotton" and why do we use it?
What is Pima Cotton?
Grown along the Northern coastal valleys of Peru, Peruvian Pima cotton is a type of luxury cotton with properties that are superior to conventional cotton. Pima cotton is recognized globally for its incredibly soft hand, durability, lustrous appearance and environmental properties.
Why do we use it?
Easy to care for. Unlike most luxury fibres pima cotton can be washed on a delicate cycle in the machine and dried flat.
Perfect for sensitive skin. Many of our pima cotton styles are geared towards warmer weather wear and are designed to be worn directly against the skin. Our pima cotton knits offer a solution for those that can not wear wool knitwear and have sensitive skin.
Incredibly strong and durable. A long, smoother staple fibre results in a stronger garment that is more resistant to pilling than conventional cotton. The long, fine staple fibre also gives the garment a lustrous, clean finish.
Suitable for year around wear. Pima cotton is a hypoallergenic, temperature regulating fibre that helps keep you cool in the summer and cozy in the winter. This is important to us, as our Pima cotton collections are designed for wear beyond the current season.
A lighter environmental footprint. Peruvian Pima cotton uses less water to grow than conventional cotton and is harvested by hand rather than industrially harvested. Industrial harvesting breaks down the cotton fibre using harsh chemicals and leaves a scratchy, imperfect surface on the fibre. Hand harvesting ensures the highest quality of fibre is achieved.
- A local supply chain. Utilizing Peruvian Pima Cotton in our collection allows us to keep our supply chain consolidated in Peru. We purchase our Pima cotton from Peruvian distributors who support local farmers. Keeping our operations localized helps to reduce our emissions and support the Peruvian economy.