Cotton is a natural fiber that allows air to circulate when you wear it. It will also help absorb moisture and keep you cool, even during the hottest days. Cotton absorbs around 25% of its weight in water.
Cotton fabric, perfect for casual wear, best for all seasons, breathable to wear, light weight and comfortable. Cotton is the most widely used textile in the world. It has been used for centuries as a material for clothing and textiles. The fiber is produced from the cotton plant and is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world.
Cotton was first cultivated in India, where it has been used since around 4000 BC. In India, cotton was prized more than gold or silver and was used as currency by many kings. Over time cotton spread throughout Europe and other parts of Asia. Today it is grown in many countries around the world including India (the largest producer), China, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.
Cotton fabric comes in three basic varieties:
- Synthetic and
Natural cotton is produced by growing the plant by hand or machine without using any chemicals or pesticides.
Synthetic cotton is created by twisting together cellulose fibers derived from wood pulp or petroleum to create a thread that looks like natural cotton but doesn't have any of its benefits.
Blended cotton combines 50% natural with 50% synthetic thread to create an extremely comfortable fabric that breathes well and resists wrinkles well after washing (although some people may still prefer natural fabrics).
Cotton's versatility makes it perfect for all seasons! It's ideal for summer because it's breathable, cools you down quickly when you're overheated and helps you stay comfortable when it's hot outside; for winter because it's warm enough to keep you warm without overheating your body.