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What's Superior about Superior's Cotton Threads?

Posted: 18 October 2013 at 12:29 p.m.

Superior's Stellar Cotton Threads

We created an infographic which explains why Egyptian-grown Cotton is so fantastic. Our Cotton threads are truly made from Cotton plants which are grown and harvested in Egypt.

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Superior's Cotton Infographic

Interesting Facts:
In 2012, China produced 35,000,000 bales of Cotton while Egypt only produced 480,000 bales. (Egypt's total output is less than 1.5% of China's production!)

Out of Egypt's 480,000 bales of Cotton, only 20% (about 96,000 bales) are good enough to be considered as extra-long staple cotton.

The U.S.A. produced 17,315,000 bales of Cotton during 2012. Texas produced nearly 35% (6,000,000 bales) by itself. In contrast, Egypt is 1.4 times larger than Texas and produced a fraction in comparison.

Extra-long staple Cotton is the highest grade because of the length of the fiber. There is a direct correlation between strength and quality and the length of the individual staple. (A Cotton staple is an individual fiber from the cotton boll.)

Egyptian-grown extra-long staple Cotton

We put a lot of emphasis on 'Egyptian-grown extra-long staple' as a description for our Cotton threads. This is because the highest quality cotton available is Egyptian-grown extra-long staple Cotton when it comes to the textile/thread industry. 'Extra-long staple' means less lint and stronger thread. Egypt has the perfect growing conditions for Cotton and the result is a naturally strong and beautiful fiber.

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  • 1. Kara (18 October 2013 at 5:31 p.m.)

    Wonderful graphic!

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