What does Sea Island Cotton mean?
Along with Egyptian cotton fibre, the finest grade of cotton available. The fiber can be spun into yarn two times finer than pima cotton, which is considered to be the next best cotton grade.
Heddels explains Sea Island Cotton
Sea Island cotton is a tropical American species of cotton with a long staple (fiber length) and soft, silky texture.
Due to its high quality, Queen Victoria requested that her handkerchiefs be made solely of Sea Island cotton. In addition, Ian Fleming’s James Bond is known for wearing shirts of Sea Island cotton.
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