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Pima Cotton: Superior Warmth, Softness, and Durability

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Pima cotton or extra long staple (ELS) cotton is considered to be one of the superior blends of cotton due to its durability and absorbency.
Pima Cotton: Superior Warmth, Softness, and Durability

It is named after the Pima, a group of American Indians who first harvested the plant hundreds of years ago. Cultivation of pima cotton became especially popular in the early 20th century. Today, it is mostly grown in Peru, the southwestern United States and Australia.

Pima boasts qualities similar to Egyptian cotton, which is frequently used in towels, sheets and clothing. Pima cotton, though its thread is shorter than Egyptian, yields an extensive weave which helps fabric feel soft and ...

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