Marjorie Verschueren |
Cotton is a natural vegetable fiber that grows in the seed pod of the cotton plant. The longest fibers produce the highest quality cotton fabrics, such as Pima and Egyptian. The breathable textiles made from cotton fibers are the most commonly used quality in the world. Cotton needs heat to grow, therefore the world's cotton belt is located in the tropics and sub-tropics.
Cotton is a medium-strong and soft material. It breathes well, making it optimal for usage all year round. Cotton can absorb 20% moisture without feeling wet, however once wet it dries slowly. It’s comfortable next to the skin because of its fineness and softness.
Cotton is washable, can be tumble dried, can be ironed, not wrinkle resistant. It can be ironed on a high temperature, note that the garments should be damp.