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3 Mind-Blowing Benefits of Peruvian Pima Cotton

by Tim McCouch

Cotton is a well-known fabric that has been used for centuries. It is popular due to its soft and fluffy texture, and overall versatility to create various products ranging from clothing to home decor. Regular cotton is a controversial subject from an ethical point of view due to the impact  on workers and the environment. The farming and production requires mass amounts of pesticides and water, which directly affects the health of those working in the fields, factories, and nearby communities. According to Patagonia, organic cotton is much much safer for the environment and for workers, yet only 1% of cotton grown worldwide is organic.

What is Pima Cotton?

For those who are looking for the best cotton in the world… The answer is Pima cotton. Pima cotton is native to Peru, and is recognized for its high-end look and feel. Thanks to ideal growing conditions and an extra-long staple length, Peruvian pima cotton is considered to be the world’s finest, prized for its exceptional benefits. It’s harvested by hand to ensure that only the best quality is used. Pima grows free from pesticide and synthetic fertilisers which makes it ideal even for the most sensitive of skin. 

Our unique polo shirts over at BAOBAB are made with pima cotton for maximum comfort and luxury. We located the best-feeling and best-performing materials with the rule that it must come from a place that can sustain the resources. 

Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of peruvian pima cotton: 

Soft & Luxurious

When you are looking for apparel to wear at home, in the office, or on-the-go, you want something that is going to look and feel good for prolonged periods of time. Pima cotton is classified as an extra-long staple cotton because the individual cotton fibers are lengthier than ordinary cotton. These longer, silkier fibers offer a luxuriously soft fabric that is breathable and moisture-wicking, yet stronger than regular length cotton. 

Long-Lasting & Durable

Pima cotton has a 50% longer lifespan than traditional cotton mainly due to its durability and resistance to ‘pilling.’ When regular cotton is washed multiple times, pills start to form. Pills are tiny balls of tangled fiber that give clothes a visibly-worn look. Pima cotton hardly ever pills due to its long fibers, so clothing made from this textile remains wearable and presentable for years to come. Our polo shirts made of pima cotton are softer, stronger, and easier to maintain than other varieties on the market. In fact, our cotton is sourced 60 miles away from where the fabric is milled, and then cut and sewn in to the BAOBAB Polo. It is resistant to tearing, fraying, fading, and wrinkling, so you can rest assured that you will look professional and clean with every wear. 

Regulates Temperature

One of the main reasons that people love pima cotton is because it is ideal for keeping you cool in the summer, and warm in the winter. It has excellent temperature regulating properties, making it the original, all-natural performance material for all kinds of activities. Considered a superior textile, pima cotton is environmentally-friendly, lightweight, comfortable, and hypoallergenic. 

BAOBAB was founded on the frustrations with lack of quality on expensive clothes. The BAOBAB Perfect Polo Shirt is the first Smart Luxury Polo Shirt in the world. It combines the perfect blend of quality, design, and function for all to enjoy. 

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