A couple of months ago, I featured a blog about what my throws were made from and why it matters. Here I want to talk more about the benefits of COTTON. It's time to start appreciating the many benefits of cotton. Cotton is a versatile, durable and easy to care for material. These aspects and more add to its beauty.
WHAT IS COTTON?
Cotton is a plant fiber which produces an organic compound called cellulose; cellulose fibers pull heat away from the body, which is an important component in selecting yarn for warmer climates.
WHY USE COTTON?
- Durability! This is why you will see cotton being used as a material in kitchen and bath products such as towels and wash clothes.
-Cotton yarns blended with synthetic fibers creates greater breathability in warmer months. The synthetic fibers allow cotton to stretch, lessens the weight, and allows it to dry faster.
- Cotton is incredibly soft.
-Check out http://cottonpromotion.org/benefits-of-cotton/ for a list of the many benefits of using cotton such as being hypoallergenic, long lasting, a good conductor of heat (it can draw heat away from your skin to keep you cool, making it comfortable to wear) and cotton is a renewable resource and biodegradable.
Textile designers that create high ethical values and standards for themselves are concerned with sustainability and creating better practices for their business and in turn the world. Consumers can demand quality products today with eco- friendly and cutting edge technology. Cotton is sustainable, renewable, and biodegradable! It is an excellent choice as an environmentally-friendly fiber compared to most other chemical fibers that are petroleum based, which means they come from nonrenewable resources.
Cotton is comfortable, safe and around for the long haul. It is an investment worth investing in.
Click here for Unity Alley throws made with recycled cotton blends.