The genus Cypress is one of several genera within the family Cupressaceae, they are evergreen trees growing up to 50 m tall. Their leaves are scale-like, 2-6 mm long, arranged in opposite pairs, and persist for 3-5 years. The wood of Cypress is very hard and it was used in building and furnishing : furnitures made of that wood are precious and able to repel moths thanks to its aromatic odour. From distillation of its leaves it is possible to obtain an oil used in pharmaceutical industry; besides, in accordance with some ancient scientist, Cypress trees purify air.
Thanks to a special and innovative procedure it has been created a yarn, with a count of 36/1, contains 15% of Cypress fibre and 85% organic cotton. It has extraordinary anti-bacterial, anti-mould, relaxing, deodorizing properties. These features of the Cypress yarn are so strong that, even mixed with 80%-90% of cotton, the yarn remains extraordinarily efficient. With the Cypress yarn is so possible to realize a 100% natural textile completely eco-compatible.
Specific tests, performed by a qualified external laboratory following the UNI EN ISO 20645, proved the antibacterial efficiency of a Cypress against Klebsiella pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus, with a reduction of the bacterial growth up to 60% and 85%, respectively. The tests are privately available on request.