For about a week now, we’ve had a hidden gem locked safely away at Tower Mill.
It’s 50 bales of Suvin Gold – a rare superfine cotton that’s the jewel in the Indian cotton crown, and is considered one of the best cottons in the world.
Suvin is a hybrid of Sea Island cotton from St Vincent in the Caribbean and an indigenous Indian variety called Sujata. Often called ‘White Gold’, only a few thousand bales are grown each year in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
And we have some of them – ready to be spun into beautiful cotton yarns for a customer who wants to make luxury clothing fabrics.
Suvin is instantly recognisable as being out of the ordinary, by its silky feel and beautiful lustre.
It’s also low in micronaire*, which means it has very fine long fibres, so it makes more even and stronger cotton yarns.
We’re really looking forward to seeing and handling the cotton yarns our Suvin Gold produces.
*Micronaire (MIC) is a measure of the air permeabilty of compressed cotton fibres. It’s often used as an indication of fibre fineness and maturity