our T-shirts are manufactured has been a
family-owned business for more than 120
years, and is one of the oldest and largest
apparel factories in the country.”
All stages of manufacturing are conducted under its roof, from spinning the
yarns to sewing the finished garment, providing the ability to monitor and control quality
at every step. Fabrics and garments are sent to
an external, world-renowned testing laboratory to ensure that they meet Costco’s stringent quality requirements. After passing all
quality-assurance inspections, each garment
receives a final hand inspection.
“These steps ensure that our members
receive only the highest-quality garment,”
says Tryna O’Neil, men’s clothing buyer. “No
detail has been left out in making our men’s
and women’s Kirkland Signature Peruvian
Pima cotton T-shirt.” —T. Foster Jones
Pima, the king of cottons
BROWSING THROUGH MY local Costco
the other day, I came across Kirkland
Signature™ Pima cotton T-shirts. They were
beautiful, vibrant, colorful and soft. But even
though I’d seen the description “Pima cotton”
before, I had no idea what it signified.
A little digging told me that Pima cotton
is named after the Pima Indians, who first
grew it in the U.S., but its origins date back to
its cultivation in Peru as far back as 3,100 B.C.
Peruvian Pima cotton is prized around
the world as a luxury fiber and is called
gamuza, which means “suede” in Spanish, and
refers to the material’s velvety feel.
With any natural fiber, the longer and
smoother the filament, the softer the “hand,”
as those in the fashion industry say, referring
to softness to the touch. Because of its excep-
tionally long, 1;-inch staple length (ordinary
cotton fibers measure between ½ and ¾ inch),
Peruvian Pima cotton is silky soft, extremely
durable and highly resistant to pilling. Similar
to Egyptian cotton, albeit a little shorter, Pima
can be spun into fine thread that can be woven
or knitted to create dense, soft fabrics.
The Costco Connection
The women’s Kirkland Signature Pima
cotton V-neck T-shirt is available in regular
and plus sizes. The men’s T-shirt is available
in sizes S–XXL. Both men’s and women’s
come in a variety of colors.
It’s Time to Stir Things Up!
Kirkland Signature Optifiber
is made with all-natural ingredients
for cleansing digestive support.*
Optifiber dissolves completely in water,
and is nonthickening and grit free,
making it a convenient way to help get
the fiber you need in your diet every day.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
† This product is not manufactured or distributed by Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., or its af;liates.
Bene;ber® is a registered trademark of Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., Parsippany, NJ 07054.
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