Cotton Fabrics - A Know How Guide

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When it comes to the most used natural textile fiber in the world, then you think of Cotton. The cotton industry accounts for about half of the world consumption of textile fibers. Since the 19th century, cotton has become the first textile fiber in the world due to technological advancements. This fiber has several properties that make its use so widespread: it absorbs moisture and expels body heat, dyes well, does not generate static electricity, is insulating and supports high temperatures. One of the main advantages of cotton lies in its maintenance.


Cotton can be washed without problems from 30 to 40 degrees in the washing machine, easily ironed and admits the use of bleach. The cotton fiber is usually transformed into yarn to manufacture fabrics and has an infinity of uses in clothing, home, decoration, and other sectors.

Let’s get started with the different types and uses of cotton thus;


The longest and finest fibers are usually used for the manufacture of lingerie and high-quality bedding. For most of us, half of our guard-clothing is made of cotton fabrics. It is a pleasant material that is worn almost every day. Its use is very popular in countries with a warm climate.


Cotton Canvas

The cotton canvas is a very versatile fabric, of great quality and great resistance to friction.

Cotton prints designed for home decoration and upholstery sofas. Also, you can make cushions, tablecloths, and curtains. It is also a perfect fabric for making accessories such as backpacks, bags and even clothing.

Flannel fabric

The flannel fabric is one of the smoothest fabrics and popular for its softness and comfort. The texture comes from a technique known as ‘double brushing’ used by mills. It is classified among the brushed fabric with soft fibers that protrude on one or both surfaces of the fabric. Previously, the flannel fabric was made of wool, but now they are produced with cotton fibers, wool or any other synthetic fiber. The flannel is mainly used in suits, shirts, bedspreads, and pajamas.

Cotton Poplin

In these fabrics printed in 100% cotton, you will find intense and detailed colors, ideal for shirts. The cotton poplin is used to make dresses, shirts and all kinds of fashion garments. Also, the printed poplin is used to make cushions, sheets, and even curtains. It is one of the most versatile fabrics, and we can get the most out of it. A basic fabric that cannot be missing in any wardrobe.

Crepe fabric

The crepe fabric has a wrinkled surface. It is a flat weave made of very high torsion threads, either in one direction or both in the warp and in the weft. It can be manufactured in the light to medium weight range. The fabric has a texture very similar to silk. It is used to produce blouses, linings, scarves and also in household items.

Cotton Velvet

It is a long-haired fabric, made with an additional thread that is then cut. It is a delicate fabric. It is mostly used for jackets and coats.  


Rayon Fabric

The rayon fabric is produced from the processing cellulose with wood pulp or plant materials. It has similarities with other fabrics such as cotton and linen. The thin fibers or rayon fabric allows clothes to breathe more than other fabrics. This makes it an excellent choice for the manufacture of sportswear and summer dresses that are expected to provide freshness and comfort much greater than other types of fabrics.

Pique Fabrics

The piqué is used for ties, polo shirts, women's dresses, and children's clothing. This fabric was developed by the Lancashire cotton industry at the end of the 18th century.

Cotton Twill

The cotton twill comprises of 100% cotton used in making all kinds of accessories and clothing. As it has such a good touch, it is often used a lot in making cushions and other items for the home. Although it is not an excessively thick fabric, it is very resistant.

Corduroy Fabrics

It can be used for pants, skirts and men's clothing. It is a fabric with soft hair.

Vichy Fabrics

It is a fresh fabric with squares or stripes of two colors and different sizes. It is recommended for children's clothing, dresses, skirts, household linen, etc.

Batiste Fabrics

The batistas are cotton fabrics with different types of work and can be used for making children's clothing, children's accessories, crib protectors, bedspreads, etc.


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