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What is "Pima" - Definition & Explanation

A type of long-staple cotton.
Pima, a fine but strong extra-long staple that is brownish in color, resembles a combination of sea island and Egyptian cottons. These staples can be woven into various types of fabric.
5/2 is a two-ply, mercerized, long staple cotton with 3,000 yds/lb. Pima is the finest cotton available. Pima's ability to resist pilling makes the garments more durable and longer lasting. Use Pima to weave. Hand wash/ Flat dry or Machine wash/Tumble dry.

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Some more terms:

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