Peru will always be a special place for Grana. This is where it all began for us, with the best pima cotton, a small batch of t-shirts and a hunch that something special was possible. So, it’s pretty exciting to see what our friend Patrick Kolts(@patrickkolts) discovered in Lima when he hit the ground running, ready to explore the always energetic and colourful Peruvian capital, our pima cotton mill and factory.
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Lima is a vibrant city and home to some real cultural and culinary treasures. Multi-coloured bolts of fabric draw you into charming market stalls, beautiful architecture greets you at every turn, colourful arches and secret courtyards appear as if from nowhere. And don’t get us started on the food. But for now, it’s cotton that we’re here to see. A visit to our pima cotton mill offers a rare chance to observe the production and manufacture process end to end.
“This is where it all began for us, with the best pima cotton, a small batch of t-shirts and a hunch that something special was possible.”
Pima cotton fibres are twice the length of standard cotton fibres, which means the end product is incredibly durable and exceptionally soft. Handpicked cotton is spun into yarn following traditional principles but using state-of-the-art machinery. Our team in Lima draw on decades of experience and knowledge when it comes to the knitting process, to ensure your t-shirt arrives with just the right amount of stretch.
“Pima cotton fibres are twice the length of standard cotton fibres, which means the end product is incredibly durable and exceptionally soft.”
We use eco-friendly dyes to get the freshest shades for our designs, and each garment is hand cut and pieced together by an experienced team in our factory. The sisters who run this factory as a family business, prioritise not only the quality of the end product, but also the safety and happiness of their employees. It’s evident in both the fabric and the team that the sisters’ hands-on approach is the way to go. And the results? Well, we think they speak for themselves.