COTTON IS DEFINED BY THE HAND-HEART CONNECTION PEOPLE FEEL WHEN THEY TOUCH THIS DURABLE, UNPRETENTIOUS FABRIC
-PAULA WALLACE, PRESIDENT SCAD
As a universal textile, Supima cotton is widely used in fashion and lifestyle products from couture to common everyday objects. Properties of Supima cotton include colorfastness, breath-ability, smoothness and durability. Twice as strong than regular cotton, it is also more luxurious and shrink and pill-resistant due to its very long staple fiber. It actually softens over time and is known for its integrity and reliability.
Its history is founded as the first lifeblood in American agriculture and a premier export crop for the global fashion industry. The name Supima is a play on "superior Pima", honoring the Pima Indian tribe of Arizona where extra-long-staple cotton was first developed in 1911. It is grown scientifically from a Pedigreed Seed, which was developed after years of research. A rare variety of cotton, it is in the top one percent of cotton produced in the world.
Supima's business expanded greatly in 1916 when Goodyear purchased 16,000 acres of land and began utilizing the cotton for its automobiles, bicycles and airplane wing tires. In 1954, the Supima Association of America was founded by forward-thinking farmers. The association continues to be founded today by hundreds of family farms in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas. The brand's exposure grew through notable partnerships and in 1988 it began exporting to vendors, suppliers, distributors and designers. A licensing deal was created in 1990 and today there are hundreds of participants worldwide.
Sustainable production is a vital element to the business with the goal to have the least possible impact on the environment. It is dedicated to ongoing innovation through increasing sustainability efforts, developing new technologies, and focusing on research and development to continually strive to achieve the most premium quality cotton.
Here at Save Khaki United, we proudly use Supima cotton to offer superior American-made products. From the smooth drape of our tees to the sturdy yet soft fleece sweatshirts, you can feel the difference and appreciate their long-lasting qualities. Explore our wide and colorful assortment of Supima products.