What Is PIMA Cotton And Why Is It Better?

PIMA cotton is a name for extra-long staple cotton grown in the U.S., Australia, Peru and in a few limited other locations around the world.  It is a higher quality cotton than regular cotton.  The primary differences between PIMA cotton and regular cotton are staple length, strength of the fiber and fineness of the fiber.  

The longer fibers of PIMA cotton result in more durable finished products with less pilling and fraying of the fabric, and they also result in clothing that is softer, denser and more durable than those made from regular cotton.  As a result, products like the Aria Maternity Panty offer superior comfort.