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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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Greetings from Canada. Just a little note to let you know that my 2n'd sweater arrived today, and it too is just lovely. I'm very pleased, and it's great that all this is possible is even possible. All the best - I'm fine for warm weather wear now, but I'll keep checking the site - winter comes around every year, especially here.
U.W., Ontario Canada
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