Cotton is easier to wash and care for than other fabrics.
Since cotton is breathable and doesn’t retain odors like oil-based fabrics, you can save your clothes a few trips to the hamper between wears. Not doing laundry as often is awesome.
Some of the primary benefits of cotton clothing:
- 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 allergies.
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According to research from the Sleep Council, "Natural materials such as cotton, wool and down will guarantee you a better nights’ sleep than polyester, nylon and other man-made fibres. You will pay a little more, however the investment will be worth it and they’ll probably last longer." Learn more about getting a good night of sleep and be sure to use cotton sheets.
Cotton fabric for clothing has many benefits. This page only contains a few of the numerous beneficial aspects.
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