Cotton fabric is a natural fiber, known for it comfort, appearance, versatility, and performance. It is the fiber with a huge family of fabrics, because it is used to make a wide variety of other fabrics. It is also available in many fabric weights, colors, patterns, weaves, and prices.
Some examples of cotton fabric are: batiste, broadcloth, calico, canvas, chintz, corduroy, denim, flannel, muslin, gauze, percale, pique, plisse, sateen, velour and velvet, to name a few. The list goes on and on. This is only a partial list and by no means includes all of the cotton based fabrics that exist, but is a list of some of the most common ones.
Characteristics Of The Cotton Fabric
1. Durable and flammable
2. Comfortable year-round, both in hot humid weather and cold weather
3. It is very easy to clean, cotton fabrics can be easily laundered
4. Cotton frequently shrinks and soils easily
5. Unlike others cotton wrinkles easily