South Florida Clothiers’s polo shirts are made with TropicFiber™, our proprietary blend material of 98% Peruvian Pima Cotton and 2% Lycra, specifically engineered for a warm, tropical climate and an active lifestyle.
We begin crafting TropicFiber™ by selecting only the finest long-staple Peruvian Pima Cotton to provide ultimate comfort and stability. Peru’s Pima Cotton is renowned for not only being the longest-staple cotton in the world (a longer staple length is a pivotal distinction between luxury cotton and more common cottons), but also for its softness.
Next, we thermofix-process a small amount of Lycra into the material for superior stretch and fit. The gram weight of the material is kept low so you stay cool in a warm environment.
TropicFiber™ is also double track stitched at critical stress points to ensure long-lasting durability. We’ve obsessed over every detail to ensure you receive a superior product.
Why Manufacture in Peru?
Peru, beyond being the source for the luxury cotton known as Peruvian Pima, is globally recognized as a leader in the manufacture of knit clothing. So much so, in fact, that South Florida Clothiers pledges to never manufacture our TropicFiber™ polo shirt outside of Peru because we are committed to maintaining its superior quality.
We also pledge to never manufacture in any location that employs sweat-shop or child labor. The staff in our Peruvian factory is well-paid, and each employee works one eight-hour shift per day in an immaculate environment.