Sferra expands exclusive Giza 45 collection
Retail Editor 1 -- Home Textiles Today, January 20, 2014
Edison, N.J. - Sferra has added a sateen jacquard in a dobby stripe to its Giza 45 assortment, special yarns that are spun from an extra fine genus of Egyptian cotton commonly known as "The Queen of the Nile."
Giza 45 plants are cultivated only in a small area east of the Nile delta and represent just 0.4% of the total annual production of Egyptian cotton. The long fibers (over 43mm) are also extremely thin (2.95 micronaire), with a high uniformity index (88.5%). Despite its fineness, Giza 45 is extremely strong, on average 46.3 grams / tex.
The new Giza 45 jacquard
Sferra is the only manufacturer of home goods in the world that has access to Giza 45 cotton; the rest of the supply is used in luxury Italian shirting. Sferra's Giza 45 allotment is spun and woven in Italy to smooth, rich cloth.
The new sateen jacquard is available in duvet covers, shams, sheets, and pillowcases in white and ivory.
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