What Are the Benefits of Buying 100% Cotton Clothing?
Cotton is the best-selling fiber in clothing, outselling all others combined. Cotton may have existed in Egypt as early as 12,000 B.C.
Natural fibers, such as cotton, are a renewable resource; goods made from cotton can be produced at a quicker rate than humans can consume. Cotton is also biodegradable, meaning it will decompose in a natural environment. Non-biodegradable resources, can take thousands of years to decompose. Even disposable diapers take approximately 500 years to decompose, making cotton diapers a much more ideal choice for the environment.
Types of cotton we use
Interlock: A double-knit, plain-stitched stretchy fabric that looks the same on both sides. Suitable for girls fitted T-shirts and Baby items
Single Jersey: stretchy single knitting, usually light-weight. We use 180 grams. Mostly used for T-shirts
Woven Twill or Washer cotton: As the name suggests it is not knitted but woven and suitable for dresses, jackets, pants and skirts.
Cotton is a hypoallergenic fabric, meaning it is ideal for those prone to allergies or skin irritations. Cotton is soft to the touch, making the texture comfortable for a wearer. This "bulk" texture can also add protection from the heat in warmer temperatures and keep the wearer warm in cooler temperatures. Cotton is also a breathable fabric; it has the ability to transfer moisture away from the skin at a quicker rate than synthetic fabrics. Another benefit of cotton is its absorbency, making it ideal for towels. Cotton can absorb up to 1/5 of its weight before it begins to feel damp, according to cottonpromotion.org.
Cotton clothing is low-fuss because of its natural fibers. Man-made fibers, such as polyester, tend to require more tedious care. Cotton is a durable fabric, which is why it is is ideal for children's clothing. It also shows fewer wrinkles. Cotton is less likely to shrink during wash than some other fabrics, especially when it is air-dried. Cotton attracts enough moisture, even in low humidity, to remain static-free.
Cotton is arguably the best fabric on the planet to dress busy little toddlers in!