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Peruvian Cotton. Norgate

Heavenly soft, this is our silky Peruvian cotton

Pima cotton The first clear sign of domestication of this cotton species comes from Ancon, on the Peruvian coast, where cotton bolls dating to 4200 BCE were found. Peruvian Pima cotton (Gossypium barbadense) became the best cotton in the world thanks to the excellent natural conditions of the fields in the north of Peru where […]

Alpaca Luxury Fiber

Alpaca yarn is one of the finest luxury materials in the world, and was reserved for Inca royalty in the Peruvian Andes. Alpacas have been domesticated in this region for over 5000 years, and were utilized by the Incas for almost everything, including transportation, food and fuel. Nowadays they are mainly used commercially for their yarn.