PIMA - The world's most luxurious cotton

Comparable to the recognized differences of quality in coffee or wine, the quality of cotton varies greatly as well. You might pay attention to select a 100% cotton garment, but did you know that it is actually the type of cotton that makes all the difference in how the garment feels and behaves?

We tested many different types of cotton for our Superfrau T-Shirts and have come to the conclusion that we like Peruvian Pima Cotton best. Turns out we are certainly not alone in our judgement, Pima is known as the Cashmere of Cotton and recognized as the world’s most luxurious.

And here is why:

Super soft:

While other fabrics rely on chemical blends to achieve softness, Pima cotton feels luxuriously soft and smooth against the skin in its natural state without adding any artificial additives. Conventional cottons use industrial harvesting that tears the cotton fibers, creating a scratchy texture that affect the smoothness of the final garment. Peruvian pima cotton is harvested entirely by hand which is not only more environmentally sound, but it also benefits the quality of cotton itself. Pima cotton is also highly resistant to pilling due to its fiber’s high strength.

Super shine:

Pima has a beautiful sheen to it. Pima cotton manages to retain its bright luster, so you can shine all day.

Super sensitive:

Pima cotton does not contain pesticide residues or synthetic fertilizers. It is hypoallergenic, perfect for those who suffer from allergies or those with sensitive skin. 

Super durable:

We want you to enjoy your T-Shirt for a long time and play hard in it all day. Pima cotton has exceptional durability that is 45% higher than other cottons due to its longer fiber strands. So you can wear, wash and repeat.

Super comfy:

Pima cotton has excellent temperature regulating properties. The fine weave of this cotton is highly breathable, which also means it doesn’t retain heat like some other fabrics. Paired with high moisture wicking abilities (a fabric’s ability to pull moisture away from the skin), and you have the perfect material for warm weather.