MILA's LA Fabric Blend: The Perfect Combination of Luxury, Style, and Comfort

In search of the perfect women’s tee shirt? Take a moment to ponder how many tee shirts you've owned in your lifetime. If you're like us, it's probably a startlingly high number for two reasons:
  1. It's just a lot of tee shirts.
  2. Most tees leave something to be desired (i.e. they're okay -- maybe even good -- but rarely great, and never perfect).

It's one of (if not the) most important staples in everyone's wardrobe, and yet most of us never truly find the perfect tee shirt. Why? It's all in the details.

What makes the perfect women's tee shirt?

It's tough to check all the boxes when setting out to create a truly perfect tee shirt. Inevitably, something's usually missing. You may find the perfect fit, but the quality may be low. You may find the perfect style, but the fit may be slightly off.

At MILA, we understand that flattering fit, classic styling, and high quality are all equally important. But bringing that mix together in one product is impossible without first identifying the exactly precise fabric -- the foundation -- required for creating the perfect tee shirt. That foundation is our LA fabric.

What truly sets MILA apart from everything you've worn in the past is our perfectly unique LA fabric. MILA's LA fabric isn't your average cotton. Rather, LA fabric is our own unique blend of 50% micromodal and 50% supima cotton, combined to create a premium luxury fabrication that you won't find anywhere else.

LA fabric is softer and silkier than traditional cotton, but by combining micromodal (a finer version of standard modal fabric you may have experienced in the past) with American supima cotton, we've created a premium product that is equally high in quality and luxury.

What is supima cotton?

Many people are familiar with supima cotton sheets -- a highly popular product that has garnered a devout following by combining softness and luxuriousness. 

Supima cotton literally stands for "superior cotton." It is regarded as a premium, higher-quality type of cotton, and is grown solely in the U.S. Only 1% of cotton grown in the world meets the quality standard to be labeled supima cotton. What separates supima from other cottons? The answer lies in supima's three premium properties:

  • Strength
  • Softness
  • Color Retention

Supima cotton versus the competition:

When compared with other types of cotton, supima is made with an extra-long staple fiber that equals a higher quality and luxuriousness.

Supima cotton versus standard cotton: supima is 35% longer than regular cotton, which makes the fiber 45% stronger and considerably softer.

Supima cotton versus pima cotton: pima is a generic term for “better” cotton, and is considered superior to regular cotton. However, only supima is made with extra-long staple cotton that is trademarked as American-grown (i.e. pima is good, but supima is better).

Supima cotton versus Egyptian cotton: The fibers used in supima cotton are finer than Egyptian cotton, making for an even softer feel that also has a longer-wearing cycle.

What is micromodal fabric?

Micromodal fabric is spun out of wood pulp from beech tree chips. Its natural composition makes it a breathable fabric that doesn't trap moisture and is comfortable to the skin. Micromodal's unique high quality keeps its shape and finish, even after frequent washing.

LA Fabric is MILA's unique combination of supima cotton and micromodal:

Creating a hybrid material that combines the highest quality supima cotton and micromodal fabric is the only way to check all the requirements for making the perfect tee shirt -- flattering fit, classic styling, and luxury. It starts with our LA fabric.

To the hand, LA fabric is extra soft and drapey (almost like silk), and has a beautiful shine to it depending on the color. The fabric lays smooth on the body and doesn't hug. It is not sheer and it is not heavy. It allows for natural airflow, so when you put it on it feels like you're wearing nothing.

By using our unique LA fabric blend, we've created multiple styles of the truly perfect tee for any setting or occasion. You thought it was hard to find one perfect tee? We've got you covered with options including:

Angelino tee: It’s the defining word for an LA local, and it’s the core basic tee from MILA that defines our ethos. This ultra-soft short sleeve women's tee shirt features details like a round neck for effortless comfort. The flattering fit and classic styling will make the Angeleno the new premier staple of your wardrobe.

Nikki baby tee: Ooh, baby -- this one's cute. Take it back to the 90s with a tiny tee featuring surprisingly detailed edge work that shows there's even more to you than meets the eye.

Ellay tee: What could be more “Ellay” than a tee with a v-neck and a fit that makes you look and feel photo-ready at all times?

Coastal long sleeve tee: Breezy yet comforting, the Coastal long sleeve women's shirt was carefully designed to create the ideal fit by accentuating your body in all the right places.

Palms long sleeve tee: Stylish and soft, like an LA palm swaying gently in the breeze, you’re going to love your reflection in our new Palms v-neck.

The wash we do on our LA fabric gives it the best hand. Since it is garment dyed, color fading doesn't happen, pilling doesn't happen, and gathering doesn't happen. Over time, rather than wearing out, our shirts undergo a natural wearing-in process, whereby your tee shirt somehow becomes more comfortable, more perfect, with every wash and wear.

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