Cotton. It started its booming popularity way back during textile revolution in the United States. It has been a part of a major movement and contributes largely to human history. However, do we really know much about this common natural fiber?Cotton. It started its booming popularity way back during textile revolution in the United States. It has been a part of a major movement and contributes largely to human history. However, do we really know much about this common natural fiber?
Cotton is commonly used for clothing. It comes from the seedpod of a cotton plant, and from there, it can either be knitted or woven into cloth
Why is cotton still so popular? The biggest factor is its characteristics. Not only is it comfortable and easy to wear, but it also is a year-round clothing. During the hot summer heat, cotton absorbs moisture and releases it to the surface to evaporate, keeping the wearer nice and cool. Contrary, in the cool winter frost, cotton retains the wearer’s body heat, keeping him, or her, nice and warm. Not only comfortable, cotton is also versatile. From athletic wear to eveningwear, cotton can be woven or knitted into so many different fabrics that no matter the occasion, cotton is your go-to-material!
Furthermore, cotton is easy to clean; it can be laundered or dry-cleaned. And as it also withstands hot high water temperatures, it can easily be sterilized. Nonetheless, don’t worry on wasting money on washing your beloved cotton clothes! Cotton is highly durable and it does not retain odors like other fabrics; you can easily wear it a couple times before throwing it in the washer. It has also been proven through research that cotton helps you get a better night’s sleep! Breathable and durable, not only will these cotton fibers make you look good, but you will feel good too!
Several tips to keep in mind when caring for your cotton goods are to air them out. Make sure you hang them where they can get a lot of fresh air, and make sure not to overdo it on the washing; only wash them when you really need to. And just as important your clothes are, your washing machines are to! You can’t clean your cloths with a dirty washing machine. Make sure to wipe them down and kill the bacteria so they won’t transfer onto your beloved clothes. And make sure that when you’re washing these fabrics, that you organize and color code. Different fabrics have different temperature resistance. If not careful, the vibrant colors of your clothes will run and fade!