Supima cotton could last twice as long as regular cotton



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Supima cotton, a long staple cotton reportedly lasts much longer than short staple cotton, could be twice as long.

Special attention is given to many aspects of Supima cotton production. The Supima cotton web site says "From GPS-navigated tractors that plant and harvest the cotton to satellite technology and soil monitors, Supima farmers ensure that they are growing the best quality cotton in the world with as little impact on the environment as possible."

All the above make Supima cotton quite special, but also makes it cost about three times that of regular cotton varieties.

Costs aside, one also wonders about the real ecological footprint of Supima cotton. With so much care and processes going into making it a fiber of superior quality compared to regular cotton, how does Supima cotton’s LCA carbon footprint perform compared to that of regular cotton?