Pima cotton is so strong that Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company of Ohio purchased several thousand acres of land in the Salt River Valley to produce Pima cotton for use in its automobile tires. The tire’s inner-casing was made of layers of strong cotton, and rubber was vulcanized on its surface
Supima is a 100% irrigated cropSupima is also 100% harvested by machine93% of Supima is harvested in California which has the strictest environmental regulations in the worldSupima is cotton you can feel good about
Shirting:Fabrics of Supima® Cotton had higher tensile strength than all other fabrics (22% to 24%).Under tension, Supima® Cotton woven fabrics were able to withstand up to 50 pounds per inch more than regular or specially blended cottons.Burst StrengthSupima withstood up to 50 pounds per inch more than woven fabrics made from regular or specially blended cottons.
Strength Testing:Industrial roots of Supima are a big advantageHeavier weights made with Supima provide incredible strength and durability with comfort and softness
Supima® Cotton knit shirts and sweaters provide up to a 50% advantage in pilling resistance .Supima® Cotton knit shirts provides a range of up to 42% advantage in bursting strength.Upon washing and drying of 50 cycles, Supima® Cotton knit shirts suffered the least thickness change and shrinkage and the best dimensional stability.
Supima ® is registered trademark owned by growers—only licensees can use it
Supima Production Areas Eureka Redding Winnemucca Reno NEVADA Santa Rosa Salt Lake City Carson City Provo Sacramento Oakland San Joaquin Valley 93% UTAH Denver San Francisco Grand Juction Kansas Salina Oakley City Colorado Fresno Topeka COLORADO Springs CALIFORNIA Cedar City KANSAS San Luis Durango Las Vegas Obispo Wichita Bakersfield Raton Santa Ponca City Yucca Barbara Flagstaff Santa Fe Oklahoma San Bernadino Tulsa City Los Angeles ARIZONA Amarillo Albuquerque Lawton Phoenix OKLAHOMA San Diego NEW MEXICO Lubbock Las Cruces Ft. Worth Tucson Dallas El Paso Odessa Waco TEXAS Ft. Stockton Austin Houston San Antonio 7% Corpus Christi
Fineness Supima’s micronaire is in the optimum range for dyeing: 3.7 to 4.2
Fineness Narrower range of fiber diameters means: Better dye uptake 18% more fibers per cross section Enhanced strength
Superior Performance = Superior Pima Fiber Advantages: 35% Longer 45% Stronger Optimum Fineness 18% higher molecular density Fabric Results: Appearance: Superior drape, color and luster Comfort: Natural softness, smoothness of hand Performance: Strength and durability