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Sea Island Cotton

What does Sea Island Cotton mean?

Along with Egyptian , the finest grade of available. The fiber can be spun into two times finer than , which is considered to be the next best grade.

Style Terms explains Sea Island Cotton

Sea Island is a tropical American species of with a long staple (fiber length) and soft, silky texture.

Due to its high quality, Queen Victoria requested that her handkerchiefs be made solely of Sea Island . In addition, Ian Fleming’s James Bond is known for wearing shirts of Sea Island .