WEST INDIAN SEA ISLAND COTTON ASSOCIATION (WISICA)
Sea Island cotton is only found in the British West Indies where the Caribbean climate is ideal for its growth. The fibres are picked by hand and processed in a traditional method; the result is an unmatchable soft touch and silky texture. With an average staple length of 50mm its fibres are 20 per cent. longer than any other type of fine cotton.
Of the approximately 110 million bales of cotton produced each year worldwide, around 2 million bales (or 1.8 per cent.) are of extra-long staple/fibre cotton varieties. Of this total, the annual production of Sea Island Cotton is just 130 bales. It is quite simply the rarest cotton in the world. A special hologram, guaranteeing the authenticity of the cotton, is usually included with Sea Island cotton products.
CHOSEN BY THE BEST
The world’s leading fashion and home brands use Sea Island cotton to create beautiful, luxurious products. Discover more.
WISICA FOR BRANDS
WISICA for Brands supports some of the world’s best luxury labels in their use of Sea Island cotton by promoting interest and awareness of this luxury natural material.