Egyptian cotton has been renowned for centuries for its preciousness. The particular climatic conditions and fertility of the earth alongside the river Nile, especially at its delta enable the cultivation of the best cotton in the world, thanks to the unique ingredients offered by nature.
Giza 45 is considered to be the “Queen” of all Egyptian cottons. Renowned for the fineness and resistance of its extra-long fibres, it is possible to reach incredibly fine yarn counts.
Giza 45 is “The Queen” of all types of Egyptian cotton. It was first cultivated in 1820 by Mohammed Ali Pascia, the founder of modern Egypt. Mohammed imported the Brazilian and West Indian Sea Island Cotton seeds, an enthusiast of the wonderful foreign fabrics that were produced from these raw materials. The combination of the best seeds in the world, together with the exceptional environment created the ideal cultivation conditions for the most precious cotton in the world.
The Giza 45 plants are cultivated in a very small area to the East of the Nile delta, and they represent only 0.4% of the total annual Egyptian cotton production. The fibres of the Giza 45 cotton production have an extraordinary staple length that easily surpasses 36mm, and a unique uniformity index of 88.5%. Furthermore what makes this cotton exceptional amongst all extra-long staple cottons is the fineness of its fibres on average 2.95 microns.
Despite its fineness, the strength of the Giza 45 fibre remains high. This combination ensures extremely fine, durable fabrics, with an extraordinarily soft and silky touch for the most precious shirts in the world.
The Queen of cotton