100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Sliver, this is the cotton plant made into soft as a cloud, raw, roving form for spinning yarn by machine or by hand, but with a touch of fine threads of copper running through it. Truly luxurious, this sliver is a mix of Pima, & 3% Ultra-Fine Virgin Copper. I buy this from a very discerning supplier and they announced that this is THE FINEST PIMA they have come across in a decade.
Therapeutic natural copper & certified organic cotton blend
This yarn has subtle fine strands of copper for its therapeutic properties. This is not meant for a fashion yarn, though it is subtly beautiful.
Throughout the ages and in all cultures, metallic copper has been used for aesthetic and utilitarian purposes, in art and medicine, technology and adornment.
During the last 100 years, science has expressed an increased interest into the function of copper in human health and well being. Antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties in copper complexes, recognized since ancient times and have recently been confirmed by modern science. Since the early 1950's, modern research has clearly demonstrated the health benefits of Cu properties. (1) Our research establishes that when woven into a fabric and worn next to the skin, amino acid copper complexes are absorbed into the body.
Qoperfina® Copper combines the finest combed organic cotton with pure and natural Angelina copper staple fiber, an intimate blend yielding an incredibly soft, durable and healthy yarn & fabric with both fashion and therapeutic properties.
anti-microbial with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Copper’s sterilization and deodorization capabilities prevent the growth of bacteria, fungi, and germs.
What makes this Pima sliver so special? The combination of this extra-long staple Pima cotton and the process of making it into sliver creates a cotton spinning fiber that is pure luxury to spin! Because Pima cotton's staple length is longer than any other fiber (besides Sea Island cotton), it's easy to spin. The longer fibers overlap each other and thus they twist together more easily. Plus this fiber is super-clean with not a speck of plant material so that you can keep your eye on the spinning and not have to take the time to stop and remove plant material. It's just so easy to spin! Whether you've been spinning for many years or this is your first time spinning cotton, you're going to love the ease of spinning this sliver.
Peruvian Long Staple & Combed Pima - Combing means that the longest fibers are kept intact with very minimal to no cellulose & debris anomalies throughout compared to the Pakucho Pima. Organic Cotton natural fibers, gin/milled without any chemicals, bleaching or additional processes. 100% GOTS Certified Fiber.....NO pesticides & herbacides used. Grown in Peru where GMOs are banned. Fair Trade & Vegan.
Long Staple Fiber: 38mm average fiber length Pima. Listing is for 2 or 4 oz. Choose from drop-down box at upper right.
Cotton has been a staple for us for thousands of years. With all the new spinning fiber and blends coming out over the past few years, cotton somehow ended up on the back burner. But Cotton, especially these environmentally friendly, natural colored and easy to spin slivers, are really making a comeback. As soft or softer than some of the finest merino, you'll be thrilled with what you make from this earth - friendly, traditional fiber. This is an excellent way for you to become familiar with the various types of naturally colored spinning fibers in sliver form. The variety of these cotton is great for spinning demonstrations and classes.
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