A soft, downy substance, resembling fine wool, consisting of the unicellular twisted hairs which grow on the seeds of the cotton plant. Long-staple cotton has a fiber sometimes almost two inches long; short-staple, from two thirds of an inch to an inch and a half.
The cotton plant. See Cotten plant, below.
Cloth made of cotton.
To rise with a regular nap, as cloth does.
Popular natural fiber that is versatile and makes good upholstery cover. Blends well and lends durability, absorbency, abrasion-resistance and excellent pilling-resistance to other fibers in the mixture. Often blended with rayon, Dacron, or wool.
A natural soft fluffy fiber that comes from the surface of seedpods, otherwise known as bolls which grow from a bush like plant or small tree. Its strength, length, fineness, and whiteness determine the quality. The longer fibers are preferable as they make a stronger finer cotton. Plant fibers are cellulose and cotton contains about 90 percent cellulose, 6 percent moisture and other natural impurities. Procion Fiber Reactive dyes work best with cotton - Acid dyes will just lightly stain it.
is a natural product and is excellent for clothing and sheets, material that is close to your skin. However, it is not a great mattress product because it absorbs moisture, is a haven for dust mites, and it compresses. Conventionally grown cotton uses fertilizers and pesticides and it is normally treated with fire retardant. Although it sounds nice, organic cotton will still absorb moisture, compress, and house dust mites; and it can become moldy.
Fiber used to make the finest types of paper and mat boards because it is the purest form of natural cellulose. Cotton rag is strong, requires less processing, has a history of performance and it is an annually renewable resource, making it a better product for our planet.
A seed-hair fibre from a subtropical perennial plant, similar to Malva. Cotton products are felt-free, hard-wearing, gentle on the skin and heat-resistant. They absorb moisture, are highly tear-resistant and are easy to clean. Cotton can be washed at up to 95 degrees.
vegetable seed fiber grown all over the world. The length of the fiber is the major determining factor in the relative quality of the cotton. The best quality cotton is Egyptian, Supima and Pima cotton.
A natural fiber, cotton is not often used for bridal gowns. It is cool to wear. It may be used more often in bridesmaid dresses.
a soft fiber obtained from the shrubby plants of the genus Gossypium (cotton plant). It is grown around the seeds of the plant. The fiber is spun into thread for making soft and breathable textile.
A highly absorbent natural fabric with no wicking ability and, unlike wool, provides no insulating properties when wet. Cotton is good for very hot conditions because it actually sucks heat from the body when wet. However, in any other climate cotton can be uncomfortable or even dangerous. Wearing wet cotton when it's cold out is actually worse than no clothes at all. See synthetic.
The product of the cotton plant, the fibers of which are carded, sometimes combed, and spun into yarn.
Soft vegetable fiber obtained from the seed pod of the cotton plant and one of the major fashion fibers in the textile industry. Different types of cotton have different fiber lengths, the longer the fiber the better the quality. Lengths vary from less than one-half inch to more than two inches.
All natural, pure cotton is the softest and most breathable fabric. The length of its fiber, the â€œstaple, measures the quality of cotton. Types of cotton include: Combed cotton â€“Cotton fibers which have undergone an additional manufacturing process called â€œcombing.â€ It reduces the quantity of uneven, short fibers, leaving stronger, longer fibers for weaving Cotton sateen â€“ A soft and luxurious fabric weave in which most of the threads are placed on the surface of the sheeting, creating a satin-like sheen. Egyptian Cotton â€“ Considered the finest grade of cotton, with the longest fibers, resulting in an exceptionally soft and luxurious fabric and hand. Percale â€“ From the Persian â€œpargalah,â€ percale is a smooth woven fabric of combed or carded cotton yarn. Supima â€“ Soft, superior-grade durable cotton produced in the desert region of the United States; comparable in quality to Egyptian cotton.
A natural fiber that comes from the cotton plant. Cotton allows the skin to breathe and it wears and washes well. Crushed Velvet Velvet with a crinkly look; not shiny. Denier A unit or fineness for rayon, nylon, and silk fibers, based on a standard mass per length.
A vegetable seed fiber grown in many areas of the world and used in the production of yarns and fabrics.
Cotton is a natural fiber which is valued in bedding for its soft and breathable nature. Two specific types of cotton are Egyptian cotton and Pima cotton. Typically, Egyptian cotton is any cotton grown in Egyptand is known for its high quality and absorbency. On the other hand, Pima cotton has strict standards on the length of the staple of the cotton. A longer staple means less cotton fibers are needed in the weave; therefore, there are less ends to fray in the fabric. High quality sheets are produced from both Egyptian and Pima cottons. Combed Cotton has been processed to remove any cotton strands which might later cause the sheet to pill; therefore, Combed Cotton products are higher quality.
Cotton is a natural fiber of great durability and strength. The soft and fluffy fibers are formed within a cotton boll or seedpod. Each fiber is made up of twenty to thirty layers of cellulose coiled in a neat series of natural springs. When the cotton coll (seed case) is opened, the fibers dry into flat, twisted, ribbon-like shapes and become kinked together. This interlocked form fiber is ideal for spinning and is often used in rugs for backing, fringes and sometimes mercerized cotton is used for pile.
natural fiber obtained from the boll of the cotton plant.
Cotton, a white vegetable fiber grown in warmer climates in many parts of the world, has been used to produce many types of fabric for hundreds of years. Cotton fabric feels good against the skin regardless of the temperature or the humidity and is therefore in great demand by the consumer.
A soft vegetable fiber obtained from the seedpod of the cotton plant.
silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state
fabric woven from cotton fibers
erect bushy mallow plant or small tree bearing bolls containing seeds with many long hairy fibers
thread made of cotton fibers
a natural fiber used in the production of cloth
a unique textile fiber because of the inter-relationships of its structural units
One of the most commonly used plant fibers in the making of western papers. Cotton sources include "rag" (recycled from 100% cotton fabric), raw cotton, and linters (shorter cotton fibers resembling clothes dryer lint). Cotton is the purest form of cellulose produced in nature and it requires the least amount of processing before it can be used to make high quality paper.
A unicellular, natural fiber that grows in the seed pod of the cotton plant. Fabric term.
One of the most commonly used plant fibres in the making of western papers. It is also called “rag” or “linters”. Cotton is the purest form of cellulose produced in nature and as such it requires the least amount of processing before it can be used.
source of fibre for papermaking, usually in the form of linters or rags. The fibres are strong and flexible and suited to the production of fine papers.
Grown on a cotton plant, the desirable fibers are harvested from within the seed pod. Average fiber length ranges from 1/2" to 2" long. The highest -quality fabrics are derived from Pima and Egyptian cotton, which typically produce fibers that are longer than 1 - 1/2".
The most common fiber for making weft and warp. It is also occasionally found in the pile.
soft fibres attached to cotton plant seeds, the fabric made from the yarn spun from it
Noted for being soft, durable, easy-to-clean, machine washable and affordable. A good choice for smaller accent rugs and bath rugs. Made of natural fibers.
A strong, natural fibre. It is cool to wear but does not dry quickly. Often blended to extend usefulness.
Also referred to as rag or linters, cotton is one of the most commonly plant fibers used in western paper making.
The purest form of cellulose produced in nature, requiring the least amount of processing before it can be used for papermaking.
A unicellular, natural fiber that grows in the seed pod of the cotton plant. Fibers are typically 1/2 inch to 2 inches long. The longest staple fibers, longer than 1-1/2 inch, including the Pima and Egyptian varieties, produce the highest quality cotton fabrics.
A natural fiber taken from cotton plants. Cotton fibers are strong and long in length; they accept color beautifully. Usually used in combination with other fiber(s) to meet contract industry standards.
Soft and fluffy fiber produced by the cotton plant. Fibers are formed within a cotton boll or seedpod. The fibers can be spun and are used in rugs for backing, fringes and sometimes mercerized cotton is used for pile.
A vegetable fiber, perhaps man's oldest; fair resistance to wear and sunlight; a soft feeling; dyes well; poor resistance to soil unless treated.
Cotton is the name of the plant, the product or fibres which surround the seed and also the cloth woven from the fibres. Naturally produced
a plant that produces soft, white fibers in a fluffy mass around its seeds
Premium Cotton Twill, soft and active with superior comfort.
A very strong fiber makes this fabric durable. Fabric wrinkles easily and will shrink & stretch if not treated; sunlight is also an enemy of this fabric. Used in all window treatments & upholstery applications.
Natural fiber that is a derivative of the cotton plant's fruit. Durable fibers soften when washed.
Plucked from the cotton plant, it is then woven into a wide range of patterns, colors, weights and textures. It also stands ready to accept applications that make it resistant to flame, water, stains and shrinking.
A natural fiber fabric made from fibers in the boll of the cotton plant.
A soft white fiber that is harvested from the seed pod of the cotton plant. Cotton is a staple raw material used on its own or in blends to create new fabrics. This natural fabric keeps cool in warm weather.
Raw cotton is natural fiber grown from a seed pod in the cotton plant. It is cut at different lengths to form different types of cotton. Fibers longer than 1 1/2 inch, including the Pima and Egyptian varieties, produce the highest quality cotton fabrics. Cotton is soft, breathable, durable, absorbent, and helps hold colors well after repeated washing. Cotton is a popular fabric worn by people with sensitive skin.
Cotton is named for a shrubby plant (genus Gossypium) of the MALLOW family, for the fibers surrounding the seeds, and for the cloth woven from the spun fibers. Each of the seeds, which are contained in capsules, or bolls, is surrounded by white or cream-colored downy fibers that flatten and twist naturally as they dry. Cotton is tropical in origin but is now cultivated worldwide. It has been spun, woven, and dyed since prehistoric times. A naturally occurring fiber formed by the cotton plant. Most American cottons range from 3/4 inch to 1 3/8 inches in length. Cotton is graded according to maturity, staple length, color, amount of foreign matter and character. It has a good wickability: moisture will move along the fiber surface quickly, which provides comfort.
A fabric made from the natural fiber cultivated from cotton plants. Cotton is breathable and is know to draw moisture away from the skin.
Cultivated cotton is a perennial shrub, genus Gossypium. There are two major species in current production - G. hirsutum, commonly known as upland cotton, and G. barbadense or pima cotton. (See also G. hirsutum, G. barbadense, upland cotton, Pima cotton)
A natural cellulosic seed-hair fiber, obtained from the seed pod of the cotton plant. First known in India about 3000 B.C.
A soft natural fiber obtained from the seed or pod of the cotton plant.
A fiber derived from the cotton plant that offers a soft texture with medium strength and dyes well.
Cotton is a natural, cellulosic seed hair fiber obtained from the seedpod of the cotton plant.
An all natural fiber. 100% cotton will be the softest and most breathable fabric. The quality of cotton is measured by the length of its staple (or fiber). The longer the staple the more luxurious and durable the cotton.
Cotton is a soft fiber that grows around the seeds of the cotton plant (Gossypium spp.), a shrub native to the Indian subcontinent and the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa and the Americas. The fiber is most often spun into thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile, which is the most widely used natural-fiber cloth in clothing today. The English name descends from the Arabic word "al qutun", (hence also came the Spanish word "algodÃ³n") meaning cotton fiber.