We produce the B.e Quality Cotton uniquely with the Peruvian Organic Pima Cotton. See our collection here , all made with the B.e Quality Cotton.
B.e Quality Cotton- Fibre’s Characteristics
The Peruvian Pima Cotton is a very soft and brilliant cotton, similar to silk. This is why it is one of the finest cotton in the world. For this reason, many call it the “Cashmere of Cottons”.
The Peruvian Pima belongs to the Extra Long Staple (ELS) cotton fibre’s category. Its staples length go from 3 to 3.8 cm. It is almost double the length of normal cotton fibres that are around 1.2 to 2 cm. Moreover, it’s fibre is much more resistant than normal cotton.
The pima cotton we use comes from organic farming, and the harvest is by hand. As a result, the fibres keep their length and strength, unlike the non-organic cotton where they do the harvesting with machines, that in the process breaks and damages the fibres.
Another reason why of this extraordinary softness is that the Pima Cotton fibre has a finer diameter, around 30% finer than normal cotton fibre.
Transformation of the Fibres
The Pima Cotton grows only on the northern coastal area in Peru. The Harvest and Selection of the fibres is done by hand. Consequently, we obtain a yarn of a unique pureness. When you wear a garment made in organic cotton you can feel the higher Softness & Smoothness.
The dyeing and finishing processes are ideal to maintain the qualities of the Pima Cotton unaltered in your garments, lasting longer than normal cotton pieces. The products for dyeing and finishing used are anallergic and biodegradable.
100% of the B.e Quality Cotton comes from organic certified farming, maintaining a balanced ecosystem in the growing areas. It is also safer for people working and living in the area, it reduces water consumption, protects the biodiversity, etc. See our blog for further information about organic cotton.
A Bit of History
The existence and use of the Pima Cotton is long before the arrival of the Spanish conquerors.
It’s fibres are so smooth, silky and with a special lustre that in the Inca period people thought it was a gift from the gods to their emperor, the Inca. In fact, only the Inca and his family could use it. This is the reason why it is known as ‘the Cotton of the Gods’.
Enjoy the Cotton of the Gods, and feel the difference: see our collection here .