Why Pima Cotton?
Pima is extra-long-staple cotton grown in the far West and Southwest of the US in very limited, exclusive productions. Its strength and uniformity are much higher than those of upland cotton. Pima is now the cotton of choice among the world’s fine-count yarn spinners because its strength only improves as durability increases over the span of a lifetime. The fineness of Pima cotton allows more fibers to be spun into a yarn of a given count, which enhances the softness, drape and color-brilliance of the fabric.
The 44/2 makes a difference.
The count of cotton is another way of measuring the fabric’s density. For the American scale, 1 to 20 counts are considered coarse. To better understand these ranges and textures, consider a basic, single-knit t-shirt is usually 20 to 40 count, and fine or luxury bed sheets often range from 40 to 80 count. The resulting count number is now widely used within the staple fiber industry.
What is SIRO spun yarn?
SIRO is a process of yarn spinning. This process weaves two-ply SIRO yarn into one at the ring-spinning machine to eliminate the usual twisting process.
• Increased yarn strength
• Silky-smooth yarn surface
• Eliminating yarn separation and twisting
• Far fewer broken hairs
• Far fewer nips and pilling
• Far fewer imperfections
We use a controlled heating technique to pre-shrink our knits before the fabric is cut to be sewn. The Feldspar Brook polo retains its perfect shape through countless washes, resulting in almost 0% shrinkage over time.
Color Me Happy
Because our debut collection is piece-dyed (the fabric is dyed after knitting) with superior yarn quality, every Feldspar Brook polo maintains the very same vibrant hue as the day it was purchased, after many years of wash and wear. Coming soon- garment-dyed polos (and natural dyes)!