Peruvian Pima cotton –
premium quality

The most important component of the majority of mey story products is our premium cotton. We obtain our cotton from different suppliers, some of whom we have worked with successfully for more than 30 years. Peruvian yarn is absolutely premium quality.

To give an example, we use premium cotton from Peru that is picked and sorted entirely by hand. This guarantees low levels of impurities and high quality, as only fully ripened cotton is harvested. To harvest all of the ripe cotton, the fields are picked up to three times, as the seed capsules do not all open at the same time on all of the plants.

“We feel greatest joy when we are surrounded by natural elements. That is why we choose our cotton very carefully.”

When selecting our cotton, we make sure we procure premium quality. We use particularly long-staple cotton with a fibre length of up to 40 mm. The yarn spun from this cotton is particularly soft yet remains durable. Due to the climate in Peru, cotton plants require much less irrigation compared to other cultivation areas.

Moreover, our Peruvian Pima cotton is harvested solely by hand and without the use of chemical defoliants. Quality tests on staple length and the percentage of extraneous fibres ensure that only the best, pure cotton fibres are used for our yarn. You can feel the quality on your skin!

As an owner-managed family business dating back to 1928, mey story has always placed great value on delivering the highest level of quality, innovation and sustainability throughout the entire production process.

“We obtain our premium Peruvian Pima cotton from partners who we have worked with for more than 30 years. Peruvian yarn is absolutely premium quality. We pay close attention to the origins and quality of our other types of cotton as well. We use organic cotton yarn for our Organic collection.”

The fibres of Peruvian Pima cotton are particularly long (with a staple length of up to 40 mm), very fine and of high quality. As a result in the subsequent spinning process, the yarn is particularly soft, tear-resistant and durable – even when frequently worn and washed. These extra-long staple fibres can also be used to spin exceptionally fine yarn.

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