Apparel is essentially the same thing as the word "clothing". Clothing
is a collective term for garments, items worn on the body. Two other
words that basically mean the same thing are "clothes" and "attire".
Apparel produced with cotton fabrics would be considered cotton apparel.
So, what about blends. As you know cotton is often blended with other
fibers. For example, you have probably seen
care & content
labels that list fiber such as 70% cotton / 30% polyester. That
means that the fabric is a blend of cotton & polyester. And yes,
in that example it would be 70% of the fabric made with cotton fibers.
Cotton is soft, absorbent and breathable. So, if your clothes are itchy,
irritating, stiff or clingy, look on your label because your clothing may
not be made with 100% cotton.
In addition to the fiber content other issues in the manufacturing process
can affect the
of cotton fabric.
Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective
case, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genus Gossypium in the family
of Malvaceae. The fibre is almost pure cellulose. The fiber is most often
spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft,
The world uses cotton more than any other natural fiber and it is primarily
grown and used to make cloth.
Some of the benefits:
- Cotton clothing is soft and easily stretches, making it a comfortable
fabric to wear. Due to its soft hand and comfort, it is often used in
underwear, pajamas, undershirts and more.
- Cotton fabric is breathable and transmits moisture away from the
body and is absorbent and removes liquid from the skin, like a towel.
- Cotton clothing protects against from heat in the summer and cold
in the winter by providing thermal insulation as the cotton fabric traps
air between the fabric fibers.
- Cotton is hypoallergenic and does not irritate skin, it is used
in medical products like bandages and gauze, and is the fabric of choice
when it comes to baby apparel. Cotton fabric rarely causes allergic
reactions and wearing cotton is often recommended for those with skin
- Cotton has a high tensile strength, making it strong, durable and
less likely to rip or tear than some of the other textile fiber options.
It is actually stronger when wet, which helps it withstand many washings.
Apparel Search is a leading guide to fashion, style, clothing, glam and
all things relevant to apparel. We hope that you find this women's
cotton apparel page to be helpful.
Here are a few categories you may find to be interesting:
Women's Cotton Bikini Briefs
Women's Cotton Blouses
Women's Cotton Crew
Women's Cotton Dress Shirts
Women's Cotton Dresses
Women's Cotton Hooded
Women's Cotton Jeans
Women's Cotton Jersey
Women's Cotton Lounge Pants
Women's Cotton Panties
Women's Cotton Polo Shirts
Women's Cotton Robes
Women's Cotton Socks
What ever you are wearing today
is in style. Pick your fibers & fabrics carefully.
Learn more about
Women's Cotton Clothing.
If you want to be even more stylish, you should wear your favorite cotton
benefits of cotton apparel from our fashion blog post on the
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