Peruvian Pima cotton
Peruvian Pima cotton (gossypium barbadense) is considered to be one of the softest and finest cottons in the world. The fiber may reach 40 mm in length and has a fineness between 3,4 and 3.6 microns.
Peruvian Pima cotton is peculiar to a microclimate in northern Peru and reputed for its silky softness, strongness and durability. This precious cotton is carefully handpicked without the use of defoliant agents.
INTIFIL SA is offering as well a GOTS certified ORGANIC PERUVIAN PIMA COTTON. Organic cotton has the advantage of being produced in a land free of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and defoliants. The organic standards do not allow the use of GMOS. Peru has a ban for GMO seeds, which reduces the risk of contamination that exists in other cotton producing countries.
The GOTS Certification process includes all the stages that involve the transformation of raw materials starting from production, packaging, labeling, export, import and distribution. This standard is the most demanding and updated on the latest sustainable textile trends in environmental practices and fair trade, and controls the use of eco-friendly inputs that do not jeopardize the workers and final consumer.
Furthermore INTIFIL offers a GMO free Peruvian Pima cotton Quality (OEKOTEX 100 Clase I certified) with full traceability down to the farmer.
Peru's cotton heritage
Peru has a millennial tradition of growing and perfecting cotton. Cultivation of the indigenous cotton species was the backbone of the development of the pre-Columbian coastal cultures of the Norte Chico, Moche and others. The Incas also harvested cotton and used it both for practical reasons and artistic purposes. Their cotton weaving techniques and the quality of their textiles impressed even the Spanish Conquistadores.
Today, the white, fluffy cotton bolls still contrast against the background of the arid coast in the Piura and Chira valleys in northern Peru. The climate and soil conditions there are perfect, with ideal seasonal rainfall, long days of Peruvian sunshine and high temperatures.
Pima cotton yarns
Intifil Pima Cotton is genuine Peruvian Pima Cotton, grown and spun in Peru, certified with a label and an exclusively numbered and registered hologram for a clear identification of the product’s origin.
We offer Peruvian Pima cotton from Ne 20 to Ne 140, single or plied, classical or fancy, rawwhite and heather colors.