Peruvian Pima cotton is prized all around the world as a luxury fiber and is called 'gamuza' by the Peruvians, meaning suede in Spanish because of its silky soft feel and brilliant luster. The silky soft feel is a result of the excellent growing conditions in the northern coastal valleys of Peru where it is cultivated.
Peruvian pima cotton is harvested by hand, resulting in a brilliant white shade that can be easily dyed. Cotton harvested industrially leaves scratchy impurities, which affect smoothness and creates a yellowish color to the fiber. This fiber is classified as luxury because of its 1 3/8" length, ordinary cottons measure half to three quarters as much in length.
This fabric can be easily machine washed (gentle) or dry cleaned, is practical and easy to maintain and will last through many years of use.
As these Alpaca slippers were for my son’s girlfriend (she’s a wonderful gal who is always cold) I wanted to pass along how much she LOVED them! WOW – a perfect choice for the gal who is always cold and seems to have just about everything! Thank you for making me look good! My daughter gets the footsies and she doesn’t wear much else actually on her feet. Keep up your great works folks. It’s snowy and we’re heading into a deep freeze soon.