‘Pima cotton’ is generally considered a better type of cotton, softer to the touch, more durable and resistant to wrinkling. This is because Pima cotton fibres (each individual cotton strand) are much longer. The cotton fibres can be up to twice as long as ‘normal’ cotton, which produces a much stronger material. Pima tends to have a much smoother feel and will not wrinkle anywhere near as much, making it easier to iron. The longer threads make the cotton stronger, greatly increasing its life expectancy.
What is Pima Cotton?
Sea Island Cotton – long fibres
American Pima (sometimes Prima)
Pima Cotton vs Egyptian Cotton