About Cotton
- Mar 16, 2018 -

WHAT IS COTTON?

Brushed cotton fabric is a general term for any fabric made from cotton in which the surface fibres have been raised, napped or brushed during finishing to produce a soft, warm surface.

 

STRENGTH AND DURABILITY

Cotton is a highly durable material thanks to its molecular structure which is formed from 90 percent cellulose. Its strength means it is tear-proof, will not lose its qualities after washing and can last for years. At URBANARA, we use it widely: from beautiful bed linen to bedspreads and towels. In fact, you’ll probably find it in every room in the home. Depending on the desired use, it is possible to process cotton in different ways. For example, to create a satin-like effect or a softer, brushed finish.

 

SOFTNESS

Thanks to cottonʼs rather close-knit surface structure, it is both soft and cool and, depending on how it is woven, creates a very breathable fabric. As its air pockets are small it does not offer a great deal of heat protection though cotton fabrics may be brushed on one or both sides to make them warmer. In general though, as cotton is allergy friendly, smooth and soft, it is perfect for warmer months. It is particularly good for clothing as it has a high moisture absorbency which makes it a practical material for drying yourself after a bath or sauna, as clothing for sports and for bedding.

 

ALLERGIES

Sufferers of household dust allergies can enjoy more restful nights with cotton sheets. Studies have shown that the mites which trigger such allergies cannot penetrate high quality woven cotton bed linen, making your bed uninhabitable for them. These mites don’t feed on the feathers inside duvets as previously thought, but rather on the tiny flakes of human skin which we shed every day and night. Since we each lose between 0.5 to 1.0 grams of skin each day, these mites can be kept fed for a long time, so it is important to make sure you clean your bedding regularly at high temperatures. Cotton fabric is well suited to bed linen because it can withstand high temperatures and frequent washing.

 

HOW DOES IT FEEL?

Cotton is a naturally soft material that feels comfortable against the skin.

 

CARE

We recommend washing cotton products at 40°C. Cotton is also suitable for tumble-drying. For best results, refer to the care instructions on your cotton product.