It is a natural textile fiber obtained from the hairs that cover the seeds of the homonymous plant. After linen and wool, cotton is the oldest textile fiber.
Cottons are classified according to the title , while the length of the fiber determines its quality: the longer it is, the brighter, more resistant and more precious the cotton. The length of the fiber, that is, the cut, can measure from less than 20 to more than 40 millimeters.
Soft and enveloping in cold times, cool and light on the skin when temperatures rise: cotton never disappoints and manages to be exactly what you need at any time of the year. Cotton is, in fact, a light and resistant fiber at the same time.
Cotton is the most popular fabric in the world, economical, very versatile, it perfectly absorbs any type of color. The maintenance of cotton does not require special attention: it is washed at high temperatures (temperatures above 60 ° are not recommended both for the longevity of the colors and for that of the fabric itself); irons at the highest temperatures.
There are cottons of different qualities depending on the origin. The most precious is the Sea Island, with a long and silky fiber, which is used for the most refined processes. Egyptian cotton, also called Jumel or Moho, is characterized by color tones ranging from yellow to brown. Peruvian (Pima) cottons, as precious as Egyptian ones, have the appearance of wool and are therefore often used in blends with this fiber. American cotton called Upland is short staple and takes its name from its origin: Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, Orleans. Indian cottons have even shorter fibers than American cotton and are of poorer quality. Its name derives from the Arabic Katun (part of the conquered lands).