WHAT IS COTTON?

Updated: Feb 13, 2020

Cotton is a versatile fabric. It can be used for t-shirts to dress to jeans. Cotton is considered to be one of the most important fabrics that is used everyday.


There are three types of cotton: Extra long staples, long stapes and short staple.


Extra long staples:


Characteristics:

  • Thin

  • long

  • glossy fiber

Main Uses:

  • light weight fabric

  • shirts





PROS OF COTTON:

1. STRONG

2. SOFT

3. STRETCHY

4. BREATHABLE

5. INSULATING

6. EASY TO DYE


CONS OF COTTON:

1. SHRINKS

2. WRINKLES

3. CAN STAIN EASILY - BECAUSE ITS VERY ABSORBENT

4. NOT VERY STRONG