Properties of Cotton

Cotton is a natural fibre and it is harvested from the cotton plant. The properties of cotton are many – it is soft, versatile and strong – to mention a few.

These qualities make it ideal for clothing and many other items. In fact, no other material is quite like cotton. Discover more attributes of cotton below.

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The most important properties are:

  • It is soft
  • It “breathes”
  • It absorbs body moisture
  • It is comfortable
  • It is strong and durable
  • It is versatile
  • It performs well
  • It has good colour retention
  • It is easy to print on
  • It wrinkles easily
  • It is easy to care for, easy to wash
  • It is a natural resource that is fully renewable

Looking at the above unique qualities of cotton it is easy to understand why it is the most popular and best selling fabric in the world.

Want to know more about cotton? Check out our Facts about Cotton page. Here you will discover the most interesting facts about cotton.

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