Egyptian cotton has been grown in the Nile Valley for thousands of years. It is considered to be the finest luxury cotton available. Renowned as the highest-quality cotton, it is known for its smooth, glossy finish.
It requires full sunlight and high humidity and rainfall to grow properly as a small, bushy tree, and is very sensitive to frost. This is why cotton grown in Egypt is the best as the weather there is suitable for it. It is characterized by its unusually long, silky fibres and is less susceptible to insect damage.