What is COTTON 5.10?
Cotton Council International (CCI) celebrates “COTTON DAY” on May 10th.
In appreciation of natural cotton and the passion of the producers, Kamakura Shirts will launch a special cotton item every year around May 10th.
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Shirts will be available US online and at the Madison Avenue Store, New York, at the end of May.
About Recycled Cotton Oxford Shirts:
We use long staple, high-quality cotton "SUVIN GOLD" to produce ultrafine 400 count thread for our 400 count shirts. In order to spin this 400 count thread, 25% of the shorter fibers are removed. The Recycled Cotton Oxford Shirts "COTTON 5.10" has been produced using the 25% that would have been thrown away. The shirts use only the minimum amount of dye to keep the original texture and color of cotton.
These shirts signify a unique collaboration between luxury cotton and an eco-friendly purpose.
Commitment to sustainability:
About SUVIN GOLD :
Cotton is produced in 90 countries around the world. Only 8% can be called luxury cotton. Suvin Gold is the name given to the highest quality cotton from India. It is even rarer, at just 0.003% of the gross cotton production.
The cotton used for our Suvin Gold shirts are extra-long staple* suvin, carefully nurtured and hand-graded in South India. Since the cotton is handpicked, it reaches the Japanese cotton mill soft and undamaged. The title “Gold” is only given to the first and second picking. Feel the radiance and touch that this illusory cotton promises. It is something we’ve been searching for years.
*Extra-long staple cotton ⇒ Cotton where fibers have a staple length of 3.5 cm or more. The longer the staple, the higher the grade of the cotton.