Should my fabric be Egyptian or Sea Island Cotton?
This refers to the origin of the cotton. Most of the world’s shirtings, including ours, use cotton that is grown in Eqypt or the Sudan – generally considered a higher grade cotton than the American grown Pima cotton. Sea Island cotton is grown in the West Indies and although this cotton is considered the best in the world, supply is limited.
Origin does not necessarily result in fine shirtings. A combination of fine grade cotton, finely spun yarns, high quality weaving and good finishing all contribute to the calibre of the end product. If you enjoy the finer things why not try our Superfine poplins.