Nourished by the Caribbea

2-1-2.JPG On the other side of the globe from Japan, the Caribbean Sea stretches from Florida peninsula to Venezuela. The West Indies, that is what Christopher Columbus called a band of islands which spans there for 4,000 km.

2-1-3.JPG Among them there are Barbados, Antigua, Nevis, Jamaica, and Belize on the Caribbean coast of Central America. Countless people longed for West Indian Sea Island Cotton throughout the history, and this cotton still survives, but only in this compact region.

2-1-1.JPG Its climate and environment explains why the best cotton of the world has survived only in this place. Rainfall starts exactly when the germination and seedling growth necessitate it, and dry-season comes around the time of blooming. In addition to this adequate climate cycle, gentle trade wind and weather condition with average annual temperature of 26-28 degree Celsius, average precipitation of 1,100-1,200mm, and 3,000 hours of annual daylight are also favorable. The land on coral reef is well drained alkali soil. Small temperature fluctuation during a day is good for uniform growth of cotton fiber. As described above, the region affords all the necessary conditions of cultivating ultimate cotton.

2-1-4.jpg In the past many people brought Sea Island cotton seed back to their countries and tried to grow it almost in vain, and its cultivation is still limited to this Caribbean region.

Sea Island cotton is truly a blessed gift to be grown only in the Caribbean.