Cotton

  • ID
    10
  • Fibre
    Cotton
  • URL
    cotton
  • Attributes
    Lightweight, absorbent
  • Fibre Type
    Plant-based fibres
  • Description

    Cotton is almost pure cellulose, with softness and breathability that have made it the world's most popular natural fibre. Fibre length varies from 10 to 65 mm, and diameter from 11 to 22 microns. It absorbs moisture readily, which makes cotton clothes comfortable in hot weather, while high tensile strength in soap solutions means they are easy to wash.