West Indian Sea Island: The World's Rarest Cotton
Certified by the West Indian Sea Island Cotton Association, Sea Island cotton only grows in the British West Indies where the Caribbean climate is ideal for their growth. With an average staple length of 50mm its fibres are 20% longer than other types of fine cotton.
About 110 million bales of cotton are produced each year, globally, of which some 2 million are of extra-long staple cotton. The annual production of Sea Island Cotton is just 130 bales. It is quite simply the rarest and most precious cotton in the world. We use Sea Island cotton exclusively in our piqué knit polo shirts. A special hologram, guaranteeing the authenticity of the cotton, is included with each garment in our Sea Island Collection.
A short video on Sea Island cotton from Spoerry 1866, the Swiss yarn supplier to our Italian fabric mill:
Explore the Sea Island Collection here.