Fabrics

Why is Cotton Fabric so popular?

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What is Cotton fabric?

Cotton fabric is widely used natural fabric, made from the organic fibres that wrap around cotton plant seeds. These fibres form a fluffy ball when the seeds mature. The use of cotton dates back to around 5000 BC in India, with its cultivation significantly contributing to the prosperity of the Indus Valley Civilization by providing essential materials for clothing and textiles.

 

5 Reasons why to choose Cotton fabric:

1) Comfort

If your clothes feel itchy, stiff, or clingy, check the label. You might find they lack cotton, which is known for being soft, absorbent, and breathable, offering a more comfortable wear.

2) Breathable

Avoid sweating during your workouts! Cotton is more breathable than synthetic fabrics like polyester, making it a great choice for exercise attire. Plus, cotton designed to wick moisture away helps keep you cooler and drier while you’re active.

3) Durable

Cotton boasts durability and resilience, ready to tackle any challenge without wearing down easily. It’s built to endure, ensuring that it can withstand wear after wear, from hardy work attire to chic little black dresses. Fill your wardrobe with cotton for garments that promise to go the distance.  

4) Sustainable

100% cotton is celebrated for its sustainability because it’s biodegradable and can be produced using less water and chemicals under the right conditions. Its natural fibres break down over time, leaving a smaller environmental footprint compared to synthetic materials.

5) Odour-Free

Cotton is naturally odour-resistant and gentle on sensitive skin, meaning items like blankets and towels require less frequent washing. This not only cuts down on laundry chores but also conserves water, energy, and time, making cotton an efficient and eco-friendly choice for everyday textiles.

 

Cotton fabrics enduring popularity is no mystery; its breathability, durability, and eco-friendly nature make it a staple in the textile industry. Its versatility across fashion and home decor, combined with hypoallergenic properties and ease of care, cements its status as a beloved fabric choice. As we continue to seek sustainable and comfortable materials, cotton stands out for its ability to meet these needs while supporting a healthier planet. Cotton’s natural appeal and practical benefits ensure it remains a top choice for consumers and designers alike, truly making it the fabric of our lives.

Calico – 60″ Wide

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Calico Fabric A plain-woven textile material, Calico is a coarse fabric that is durable, strong and extremely affordable and is

Lifestyle Cotton – 60″ Wide

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Lifestyle cotton is extremely soft, durable, breathable, versatile and easy to craft, sew and handle. As an everyday material, lifestyle