Why is cotton such a great fabric?

Why is cotton such a great fabric?

Cotton has been grown for food, fibre and even fuel for over 6000 years.

You can find cotton in your clothes, sheets, and towels, but cotton is also used to make things like rope, paper, cooking oil, animal feed, packaging, and biofuels. The benefits and versatility of cotton are numerous. Cotton is a plant grown from the earth. It starts as a flower and matures into a ball with a fluffy interior, which is spun into the soft fabric we know and love. Cotton is soft, absorbent, and breathable. Cotton breathes better than oil-based synthetic fabrics like polyester, so it keeps you cool while you’re active.

Whether you’re riding a horse, cooking dinner, or sitting around the campfire, your clothes are bound to soak in different odours. These odours tend to stick to polyester even after you wash it, but this doesn’t happen with cotton. When you wash cotton, the material releases odorous substances more easily than other fabrics.

Cotton is easier to wash and care for than other fabrics, so let your washing machine do your dirty work and enjoy the money you’ll save on dry cleaning. If you have a tough stain, check out these stain removal tips.

Cotton is the go-to fabric when it counts.

Nothing absorbs moisture from your body as well as cotton.

  • That is why your bath towels are made from cotton
  • Cotton is hypoallergenic whereas synthetics are more likely to irritate your skin.
  • Cotton is the best fabric for underwear and bedding.
  • Cotton is cool in summer. Nothing breathes like cotton.

Most Animi Equine polo shirts are made from cotton piqué. We love the way it looks, we love the way it breathes and we love the way it wears.

Piqué is an obvious choice as it is durable, flexible and breathes well. It is known for its geometric knit. If you look at it up close, it seems to form a “honeycomb” or “waffle” type of pattern.

Team New South Wales in Cotton

Here are some images of some of our past works.

All of them in cotton. If you like the idea of a cotton polo shirt reach out and contact us or have a go at designing one yourself on our product designer. We love cotton and hope you do too.

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