Beloved by the Queen and 007

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The United Kingdom had managed the cultivation and the shipment of Sea Island cotton since they colonized the West Indies in the end of 16th century and introduced it to the Royal Family, and a few prominent British spinning companies have dominated its processing operation. Truly, its quality has been maintained unique and secret.
Japan started importing this rare cotton when an official permission was issued in 1975. We strictly observe the quality standard inherited from England and carry on the commercialization of product which effectively enhances unique attribution of the material.



The cotton as a status symbol of the British aristocracy
2-3-2.jpg There was a convention in the royal family to use Sea Island when it comes for cotton products. It started when Sea Island cotton was presented to the British royal family after the empire occupying the West Indies at the end of 16th century. At that time Elizabeth I appreciated its excellent texture and used it for her bed sheet and negligee. Since then Sea Island cotton enjoyed a position as the royal cotton and was accepted by British aristocracy and gentlemen as their status symbol.

Appreciating the quality of Sea Island cotton, in the 1930s the Prince of Wales (latter-day Edward VIII) permitted the papers including The Times (London) to announce that the Prince "was a steady wearer of Sea Island cotton on its merits."

Sea Island cotton in novels
007.jpg British writer Ian Fleming created a character called James Bond, also known as 007. The man of 1.83 meters tall with blue eyes lives on King's Road, London. He smartly wears black and white glen plaid suit or white tuxedo. He looks for Macedonian cigarette with three gold bands at Morland's on Grosvenor St. and uses a black oxidized Ronson light. He drives 4.5 liters of Bentley.

As just described he has his own preference in many aspects, and what he chooses to wear is Sea Island cotton shirts.