Pima cotton originally began in Peru but became well known from the southwestern United States. The name comes from the Pima North American Indians.Pima cotton references a specific type of cotton grown in the US, while Egyptian cotton simply refers to the origin.(Please note: Within Egypt, there are many different types of cotton grown. Superior Threads uses only the highest grades of Egyptian-grown cotton for its Egyptian-grown cotton thread lines.)
Like any thread, we suggest you try it for yourself and see. Some sources claim that only 3% of the cotton produced in the United States is Pima cotton. The length and strength of the cotton fibers make it a high-quality material.