Dedicated to those who strive for a luxurious approach, INTIFIL offers yarns made of the two most prestigious cotton qualities in existence.
West Indian Sea Island cotton and Peruvian Pima cotton are manually selected in the traditional way. These efforts result in a quality of cotton fibers with a unique sheen, an outstanding appearance, an unbelievable feel, and durability.
West Indian Sea Island is the best cotton fiber on Earth; its staple length is more than 50 mm and it is extremely fine. It flourishes only under the hot Caribbean sun, mainly in Barbados and Jamaica. This rare and exclusive cotton is handpicked without the use of defoliant agents and processed very gently. West Indian Sea Island cotton truly is the most valuable cotton fiber in the world, prized for its silken sheen, extraordinary softness and outstanding durability.
INTIFIL offers blends of West Indian Sea Island cotton with cashmere, 14-micron Merino wool, mulberry silk and vicuña.
Peruvian Pima cotton (Gossypium barbadense) is one of the softest and finest cottons in the world. The fiber may reach 40 mm in length and has a fineness between 3,4 and 3.6 microns.
Peruvian Pima cotton is peculiar to a microclimate in northern Peru and reputed for its silky softness, strength and durability. This precious cotton is carefully handpicked without the use of defoliant agents.
INTIFIL SA also offers GOTS certified organic Peruvian Pima cotton. Organic cotton has the advantage of being produced in a land free of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and defoliants. The organic standards do not allow the use of GMOS. Peru has a ban on GMO seeds, which reduces the risk of contamination that exists in other cotton-producing countries.
Peru has a millennial tradition of growing and perfecting cotton. Cultivation of the indigenous cotton species was the backbone of the development of the pre-Columbian coastal cultures of the Norte Chico, Moche, and others. The Incas also harvested cotton and used it for both practical reasons and artistic purposes. Their cotton weaving techniques and the quality of their textiles impressed even the Spanish Conquistadores.