Supima® cotton has a rich history. Its name pays homage to Pima people, a Native American tribe that stems from Arizona, in reference to their remarkable craftsmanship and to the cultivation techniques they transmitted to American settlers. This type of cotton is only cultivated in the United States, essentially in the states of Arizona, Texas and California, in plantations that aim to be respectful of the land used for production. Since 1954, it is protected by an organization of farmers who chose to name it Supima®, a contraction of the terms “superior” and “Pima.”
The popularity of this kind of cotton is due to its extreme resistance. Supima® cotton is weaved from extra long fibers: according to the official Supima® website, while traditional cotton fibers are usually one inch long (around 2.5 cm,) Supima® cotton fibers are slightly longer, around 1.5 inch or 3.8 cm long. This length means that the fibers are less likely to break and create pilling on the surface of the material: Supima® cotton is both extremely soft and highly resistant, which explains why it is considered to be a fiber of the highest quality.
We use Supima® cotton to create our jersey pieces, including the soft cotton fleece sweatshirts from our Edition 14. Their washed finish hints at the comfort of vintage sweatshirts. These pure cotton pieces were crafted in Troyes, a historical jersey manufacturing spot in France, by our partner atelier Emo.