Why Buy Peruvian Pima Cotton?

Peruvian Pima cotton is prized all around the world as a luxury fiber and is called 'gamuza' by the Peruvians, meaning suede in Spanish because of its silky soft feel and brilliant luster. The silky soft feel is a result of the excellent growing conditions in the northern coastal valleys of Peru where it is cultivated.

Harvested by hand

Peruvian pima cotton is harvested by hand, resulting in a brilliant white shade that can be easily dyed. Cotton harvested industrially leaves scratchy impurities, which affect smoothness and creates a yellowish color to the fiber. This fiber is classified as luxury because of its 1 3/8" length, ordinary cottons measure half to three quarters as much in length.

Easy care

This fabric can be easily machine washed (gentle) or dry cleaned, is practical and easy to maintain and will last through many years of use.

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A Happy Alpaca Direct Customer Says

One of the best customer service experiences I have had anywhere!!! The customer service representative was extremely helpful. I wish I could remember her name. She was from Idaho. I was looking for this yarn in a specific color and dye lot ... and was amazed that she found it! Since I had already started a project and was running short of yarn, she saved my day! The yarn arrived quickly and in good condition and I was able to resume and finish my project on schedule (it was a birthday present for a friend). I have recommended your store to other knitters I know!

Peggy, Washington, October 25th, 2011

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