Quality standards of swiss+cotton
Of all the cotton produced in the world, only cotton qualities with extra long fibres satisfy the requirements of swiss+cotton. The raw material for swiss+cotton is extra long staple (ELS) cotton, which thrives in the ideal climatic conditions of the USA and Egypt. The incredibly long fibres are of the very finest quality and have excellent processing characteristics. When compared with average cotton quality, they are 40 percent more hard-wearing.
The extra long staple cotton is first processed into yarns and then woven fabrics, crocheted goods, knitted fabrics or embroidery. Swiss expertise in production and the fineness of the woven fabrics are the key requirements for the superior appearance and the soft, supple feel of swiss+cotton products.
Nothing but the very finest raw materials
The 3 quality standards:
- Yarn made from extra long staple cotton, fibre length of at least 35.7 mm
- During production of the material at least 67% of the value is added in Switzerland by pool members of swiss+cotton
- The minimum percentage of cotton in the fabric is 75%