Cotton is a natural fibre that comes from the seedpod of the cotton plant and is used to make many fabric types. The fibre is hollow in the center and, under the microscope, resembles a twisted ribbon.
Cotton fibre has been cultivated for 7,000 years, and it seems to increase in popularity as modern technology blends it with other fibres and gives it special performance finishes.
Cotton fabric is popular because it’s easy to care for and comfortable year-round. In hot, humid weather, cotton “breathes”. As the body perspires, cotton fibres absorb the moisture and release it on the surface of the fabric, so it evaporates. In cold weather, if the fabric remains dry, the fibres retain body heat, especially napped fabrics.