What is a Supima cotton?
Supima cotton is a superior type of cotton grown in the USA. It represents less than 1% of cotton grown in the world. What makes Supima unique to other cotton is the extra-long staple fibre that gives the cotton its premium properties: Strength, Softness and Color retention.
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What is thread count work in a Supima t-shirt?
Technically speaking, thread count in a Supima t-shirt or (any other clothing material) means the number of threads in one square inch. Thread count is used as a rough indicator of the softness and feel of the Supima cotton t-shirt. Supima is one of the softest cottons available in the world which directly indicates that it has a higher thread count. At the same time, it is not the only indicator of softness. It is evident that higher thread count doesn’t always mean higher quality. In fact, more threads can actually make t-shirts heavier and less breathable.
Thread count is a measure of the number of threads woven into one square inch of fabric. Essentially, it’s a measure of how tightly knitted the Supima cotton fabric is. It is calculated by adding together the numbers of lengthwise (warp) and widthwise (weft) threads within a certain area.
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