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The story of our pure Makò cotton

The high quality Makò cotton is one of the best natural fiber to guarantee the natural transpiration of the body. Let's discover what are the benefits of this ancient egyptian yarn. 

The story

This story began in 1820 when the French merchant Louis Alexis Jumel, visiting the Egyptian governor of Makò, the Bey Mello, saw in his garden some yellow flowers, coming from Ethiopia. This new flower caught his attention. Jumel’s astonishment was even greater when, at the end of the summer, those yellow flowers turned into candid white balls, extremely soft and of a unique consistency. 

Jumel immediately began to study the new plant and its “fruits”, and after having noticed its great adaptability, proposed to extend its cultivation to different areas in Egypt.

The Makò cotton fiber arrived in France where it is still called Jumel, as the name of his discoverer. The name Makò, indeed, was attributed only later by the British due to its original production area.

The processing of Oscalito

Makò cotton is a natural fiber of the highest quality. The characteristics that most distinguish it from other materials used in clothing are the length of its fibers (up to 34 mm) and their unique resistance.

In Oscalito we work Makò cotton in three main ways:

  • simple in a single thread
  • in air pipes for thermal garments (Termotex), a very valuable quality fabric that guarantees the thermal insulation of the body, favoring the natural perspiration
  • in two-strand twisted, gassed and mercerized (Filoscozia) for a durable fabric, soft and characterized by a pearly and shiny appearance. 

Care tips for you

In order to best preserve the characteristics of pure cotton Makò is better to opt for hand washing in cold or warm water or choose programmes of the washing machine that includes a cold or delicate washing.
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