Clothing made from Pima cotton will be softer, denser, and more durable.
Gossypium barbadense, commonly known as Pima cotton, is today cultivated in many of the
major cotton growing regions of the world. This luxury cotton, highly valued on the global
market, is still grown in Northern Perú -- the place where its origins can be found, and where
it is known as Peruvian Pima cotton. Gossypium barbadense was given the name “Pima” cotton
in honor of the Native American Pima people who first harvested the cotton in the United States.
The Incas also harvested cotton from the Gossypium barbadense genus, for use in both practical
and artistic endeavors.*
Plantations in Perú still harvest cotton by hand. This further enhances the quality of Peruvian
cotton (it leads to fewer imperfections in the yarn giving an even softer finish) and it is also a
more environmentally friendly process.
* Source: About Travel