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All of our garments are made in Peru.

Pima cotton is the highest quality cotton in the world due to its extra-long staples (fiber length). It is known as a luxurious cotton with superior qualities.

In the market there are different varieties of cotton. Cotton is made of either short, long, or extra-long staples (ELS). The longer the fiber, the higher the cotton's quality. The ELS make this extraordinary fabric ultra-soft and more durable in comparison with conventional cotton.

Furthermore, Pima cotton is a rare fabric representing only 3% of the world's cotton production. The specific growing conditions result in a limited number of geographic locations suitable for production. Like Pinot Noir in Burgundy or crab cakes from Maryland, pima cotton is best grown in Peru.  

Pima cotton harvested in Peru has unique characteristics due to the Peruvian ecosystem. Low humidity in the north of Peru gives the fabrics a natural brilliance and distinctive softness to touch. For this reason in Peru its called, Pima Agamuzado or "Velvety Pima Cotton."

Egyptian cotton is very popular in the world; however, what most people don't know is that the name itself, "Egyptian Cotton," only represents the country's origin, not the quality of the material. In reality, the quality correlates with the fibers length (or staples). The longer the fiber, the higher the quality of the cotton. 


In the market today, you'll find Egyptian cotton made of varying fiber lengths - short and long staples. However, only a small amount is made with extra-long staples.

In fact, the high-quality Egyptian cotton that we all have heard about is actually Egyptian Pima Cotton (or ELS cotton). Unfortunately, the vast majority of Egyptian cotton in the market is not Pima cotton.

Supima® is the trade mark that the USA uses to differentiate and promote Pima cotton (ELS cotton) grown in America.

Organic cotton is grown through low environmental impact methods and materials. Conversely, conventional cotton depends heavily on synthetic pesticides and fertilizers that damage the soil and can harm farmers. 

To qualify as an organic producer, companies must meet strict standards to get the certification regulated by a third-party organization.

Organic cotton benefits health and the environment. It's better for babies' skin and the health of farmers. It helps the environment maintain natural cycles and uses less water and energy. Lastly, there is a social element. Certified organic cotton producers must also comply with fair trade.


STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a certification for textile articles that are free of harmful chemicals for human use. 

We have seen some information about bamboo as an eco-friendly option; however, this is simply not true. While bamboo grown on its own is eco-friendly, textile production of bamboo is a different story. The textile production of bamboo is anything but natural. In fact, the production converts the bamboo fibers - through heavy chemical and environmentally harmful processes - to rayon. Once the rayon has been produced, there is no trace of the original plant in the finished product. Therefore, rayon cannot confer any of the natural benefits found in bamboo, such as the heavily advertised anti-microbial properties. On top of that, bamboo fabrics cannot be certified by GOTS. Lastly, clothing that is manufactured by bamboo plant sources must be advertised as "rayon made from bamboo" and not as a bamboo fiber.