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What is "Pima Cotton" - Definition & Explanation

A Fine Long Staple Cotton, Originally Derived By Crossing American And Egyptian Species. Named For Pima County Arizona. Used In Fine Shirtings And Dress Fabrics.
A hybrid cotton that is superior to carded and combed cotton. Its has a very fine, strong, lustrous, extra long fibers which makes for superior fabrics of excellent quality.
An extra long staple domestic cotton grown in the Southwest United States. The consumer identifies Pima cotton with quality.
Pima Cotton is along staple cotton, creating by combining Egyptian cotton and cotton grown from the Pima Indians in the southwestern United States. It is weel know to be the finest cotton because of its long staple.

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