Fabrics 411 – MODAL & SUPIMA

Type of Fabrics:Modal & Supima
Type Of Styles We Offer:2530CM1, 2536CM1, 2081CM1, 2101CM1, 2120CM1, 2540CM1, 2540CM1SL, 2540CM1SLA, 2840CM1, 4050CM1,
Look best on which types of garment: Fitness Clothing, Camis, Intimate Wear, Leggings, Skirts, Dresses and many more.

Modal is a cellulose fiber made by spinning reconstituted cellulose, often from beech trees. It is about 50% more hygroscopic (water-absorbent) per unit volume than cotton. It takes dye like cotton and is color-fast when washed in warm water. Modal is a kind of rayon.[1]
Textiles made from modal are resistant to shrinkage and fading but prone to stretching and pilling. They are smooth and soft, more so than mercerized cotton. Mineral deposits from hard water do not stick to the fabric surface. Modal fabrics should be washed at lower temperatures and like cotton, are often ironed after washing.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modal_(textile)


Founded in 1954, Supima is the promotional organization of the American Pima cotton growers. The Board of Directors of this non-profit organization is composed of Pima growers from the states of Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas.

Supima’s primary objective is to promote the increased consumption of American Pima cotton around the world. Supima is a major sponsor of research programs to improve the quality of American Pima. Supima also works closely with cotton industry organizations and government agencies to ensure a fair and viable marketing environment for American Pima cotton growers.

Over 300-fine count textile mills, manufacturers and retailers from around the world are licensed to use the Supima® brand; licenses are given only to select, high-quality textile mills, apparel and textile manufacturers, and retailers whose products are made of 100% American Pima cotton.

Reference from: http://www.supima.com/whats-supima/

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