Cotton was used for clothing in present day Peru & Mexico perhaps as long as 5000 years ago. Also cotton was grown, spun & woven in ancient India, China & Egypt around 300 B.C.
Nowadays cotton fabric alone account for half the fibre worn in the world.
Cotton is 100% natural product unlikely other natural fibers i.e. wool & silk, which comes from sheep worms.
This aspect is retained in many European languages such as German “Baumwolle”, which translate as “Tree wool”.
Textile engineers have developed a wide range of mechanical & chemical processes to render the fabric more useful & fashionable.
Chemistry can provide additional strength, such as fire retardant and abrasion and wind resistance. As it can impart various qualities desirable in apparel such as permanent press,
crease resistance and shrinkage control, as well as silk like sheen. In warmers we have sandwiched high filament polyester between two layers of cotton.
So that body touch remains cotton but high filament polyester open up inside and catches more air inside it. The air gets warm by the body heat and ultimately insulates yours body from chill outside.
Cotton is hypo-allergenic meaning it does not irritate sensitive skin or cause allergic it is also good for asthmatics.
Cotton is very soft the ends of cotton fibers are spun very tightly into yarn so that the fabric does not irritate skin or cause static electricity.
Cotton absorbs body moisture and evaporates it natural tendency to breath. Keeping you cool in summers and dry & warm in winter.
Cotton is strong & durable with high tensile strength.
Cotton is renewable resource and its also biodegradable.
Cotton has individuality & character. Each fibre grows a little differently with sunshine & soil and takes on characteristics that indicate its life & style just like the people who wear it.