Properties of a cotton cloth
The cotton cloth is one of the oldest and more known fabrics in the whole world, dating back from the Ancient Egypt and the prehistoric Mexico. The mass production of the cotton cloth started on the 1700 and nowadays cotton is one of the most used fibers in the world, and one of the most popular clothes in the United States, known for its softness, versatility, lightness and shrinkage.
“We, at Grupo Denim, manufacture many garments made of 100% cotton clothes or compositions including cotton, mainly because this is a very resistant fiber, easy to work with and keeps the original color for a longer time”, advised Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of this company.
The cotton cloth can be dyed in any possible color, and they keep it well, this fiber can also be sewn in different ways, such as plain weave to produce simple fabrics, twill fabric to create thicker fabrics and satin fabric, which is not commonly used but it is considered as a “more elegant” type of fabric.
Most of the fabrics known wrinkle easily, cotton, on the other side can keep the original appearance without ironing too often.
Cotton also has a great capability to absorb liquids; it can easily sop up 27 times its weight in water, which makes the clothing made of this fiber to be more comfortable as it easily absorbs sweat.
The cotton weaves will shrink the first time you wash them, so many garments made with this fiber are pre-shrank so the buyer does not have to worry about the first wash cycle.
“Cotton is very useful, it is used to create denim, which is one of the most versatile fabrics, many buyers are usually seeking for garments made with this fiber as they know they are getting a garment they will wear comfortably”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal about this topic.