The Many Benefits Of Cotton
Posted on 02 March 2017
Benefits Of Wearing Cotton:
Humans have been wearing cotton from as far back as 5,000 BC. Currently, its still the most commonly used natural fibre all over the globe.
Cotton has a number of benefits that keep it the number one natural fibre used worldwide.
Cotton differs from synthetic fabrics in that it draws moisture away from your skin, creating breathability. The fabrication is non-clingy, which provides air ventilation. Its absorption properties draws sweat away from your body and allows it to evaporate.
More hygienic than most fabrics, cotton is resistant against the growth of bacteria and yeast. It’s also highly odour resistant.
Soft, and stretchy, cotton is extremely comfortable to wear. Its natural fibres are soft and kind against the skin.
Clothing made from cotton can regulate temperature, thanks to the fabric trapping air between the fibres. This creates thermal insulation, protecting you from the cold in winter as well as the heat in summer. Cotton fibres don’t cling to the skin, which creates more air ventilation between the body and clothing. This creates further insulation, as well as the comfort and breathability that makes cotton so popular.
Synthetic fabrics are made with chemicals, with can be irritable on sensitive skin. In contrast, cotton is completely natural, so it doesn’t irritate the skin the way certain synthetic fabrics sometimes can.
Doesn’t aggravate allergies
One of the best fabrics for people with allergies or sensitive skin, cotton is completely hypoallergenic. This means it doesn’t cause irritate the skin or cause skin allergies, which is why its recommended for babies as well as those with irritable skin. Bandages, gauze and medical products are made with cotton due to its complete lack of skin irritants or allergy causing properties.
Cotton fabric draws moisture away from the body. Its absorbability allows it to lift liquid from the skin, similar to the effects of a towel. The International Forum for Cotton Promotion reported that cotton can retain up to 1/5 of its weight before becoming damp.
Ideal for exercising
Cotton’s moisture absorption properties means its the perfect choice in fabrication for exercise. By keeping moisture from building up between your skin and clothing, cotton can keep you comfortable, cooler and more sweat free while you exercise.
Due to being so soft and stretchy, cotton is incredibly comfortable to wear. Its softness and comfort makes it a perfect choice for undies, bras and singlets - any clothes that are worn against the skin.
Cotton is known for having a high tensile strength, which is integral in making it one of the strongest fabrics available. The high strength of cotton makes it less likely to rip, tear or break. Part of cottons strength comes from the fibres being spun in a firm yarn, which increases the strength and durability of the cotton fabric. Thanks to being 30 percent stronger when wet, cotton also holds up well under washing.
Our cotton range:
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