This is our softly structured, heavyweight, 100% Peruvian Cotton fabric. It’s best described as heavier than a tee shirt but not quite a sweatshirt.
The slight marbled texture known as ‘slub’ comes from a slubbed yarn, which means that the yarn is thick and thin in irregular patterns. The result is a consistent, inconsistency that mimics the look of a perfectly worn in tee.
When it comes to natural fibers, the longer the staple, the softer the feel. Unlike most commercial cotton, Peruvian Cotton is actually harvested entirely by hand. This allows for an exceptionally long staple and makes the end product soft, durable, and resistant to pilling. Because of this durability, garments made of Peruvian Cotton will naturally have a longer lifespan. That means you’ll be keeping them in your closet (and out of a landfill).
Cotton is native to Peru. The fiber is deeply tied to the traditions and culture of Peru as indigenous people have cultivated the fiber for thousands of years there. Utilizing this fiber is further preserving a tradition that provides income to many and helps the local economy of indigenous people. Our sources work directly with communities in Peru to provide opportunity and ensure that quality and ethical standards are met.
Our vertical manufacturing process in Peru also makes this fabric one of our most sustainable. Our cotton is grown, harvested by hand, spun into yarn, knit into fabric, cut and sewn into garments locally (mostly in the city of Lima). A local “seed to garment” approach minimizes pollution from transportation and dramatically reduces our carbon footprint as compared to industry standard. It’s also important to note that our factories have made a commitment to ZERO WASTE. Our fabric scraps from cutting are bundled and then re-purposed into mops, rags, and mattress fillers ensuring a circular supply chain that keeps waste out of landfills.
LANDFILL LIFETIME: If a 100% Peruvian Cotton item ends up in a landfill it would take approximately 3 months to biodegrade depending on soil conditions.
CARE: Machine washable. All of our Heavy Slub garments have been pre-washed and dyed to reduce shrinkage. To prevent any slight shrinking, air dry or dry on a low setting. We also recommend washing these items separate from abrasive items like denim, towels, or items with hardware (zippers, buttons) as it causes unnecessary wear and tear.