Peru's millenary textile tradition goes back to the year 3,000 B.C, cultures such as Chavin, Paracas and Inca used cotton as their main material, treating it with natural dyes, and knitting it with special skills, using techniques that were ahead of their time.
Peru produces two main types of cotton: Tangüis and Pima.
The Tangüis cotton is grown in the central coast of Perú, it has a uniform long staple fiber that produces a yarn of great regularity, from which carded and combed yarns can be obtained.
The Pima cotton is grown in the north coast of Perú. It is a very thin fiber, classified within the best extra long staples (ELS) of the world. The yarn produced with this fiber is very lustrous and soft, it is possible to obtain very fine counts from it, such as 80/1 Ne or 100/1 Ne.
Its textile tradition has enabled Peru to develop a supply chain on cotton-textile-manufacturing that works as basis of an industrialized cluster of yarn, knits, printing, embroidery, trims, and other export related services. It has turned our country into an excellent choice of "full package" under free trade conditions for the United States and Europe.