Pima cotton is the softest and strongest cotton in the world. This extra long fiber cotton variety, also known as Gossypium Barbadense, is native to Arizona and was introduced in Peru in 1918. Since then, it has been grown in the north of the country in exceptional weather conditions.
For us, the discovery of Pima cotton was the turning point in our personal history and became the reason for this 100% Pima cotton project. Magic happens when you touch a garment made of this material.
In addition to its characteristics which make it a particular organic cotton, Pima cotton is also special for the amount of care that its cultivation requires. Pima cotton needs hot days and cold nights to flourish. It is a very vigorous shrub that, if allowed to grow excessively, it reduces its fiber production. Both cultivation and harvesting are done through manual processes. Due to all these reasons its production, compared to other varieties of cotton, does not exceed 3% of world production. It can be stated that, like Baby Alpaca fiber, Pima cotton is an exclusive natural fiber.

Pima’s Cotton characteristics

1.Extra long staple (ELS) cotton

Pima’s cotton fiber is longer in length than the more conventional cotton varieties. Its filaments have a minimum length of 34.9 mm compared to the 26 mm of the Upland variety, the most produced worldwide.
This length of strand gives remarkable properties of uniformity and resistance. More a pima cotton garment is washed, the softer it becomes. Perhaps this sounds strange as we are not used to a garment becoming more valuable over time. It is one of the reasons we end up understanding the value of this special textile.


2. Organic & Fair Trade

Although the choice of an organic cotton is made as a matter of principles, a cotton of such rarity as Pima cotton could not be grown in any other way than with the utmost respect for its nature, that is, without chemicals or genetically modified seeds.

Our supplier Bergman Rivera has been producing organic and fair trade cotton for more than 30 years. They were the first in Latin America to obtain the G.O.T.S. certificate from production to confection. This certificate is one of the most demanding worldwide. Bergman Rivera’s involvement in social matters is unquestionable and his organic production system goes beyond mere fashion wave.

Conventional cotton production uses 25% of the insecticides and 10% pesticides that exist in the world, so, if as consumers we choose organic cotton we contribute to a sustainable consumption, that does not harm the soil nor the people who cultivate it.


3. Best for your baby

We know that baby and kids’ clothes get dirty easily, then get washed and… get dirty again. The life cycle of these clothes is often shortened, they shrink and/or often become rough.

Our clothes, made of 100% Pima cotton, do not shrink while washed and are very resistant. Its softness increases wash after wash, this is one of the most important features of this particular cotton variety.

The added value of being organic is that it offers the maximum respect for your baby’s delicate skin. Without any doubt, Pima Cotton is the best cotton that exists for baby and children’s clothing.


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