A long lasting classic underwear fabirc－Cotton
It's often heard the question from my friends like "What is the fabric of the underwear of your brand? 100% cotton?"
And after I asked them why they like 100% cotton, their answer was always like "I don't know. Just have heard that 100% cotton is the best."
My grandparents and parents were selling clothing, I have also heard that often from my family when I was young.
But why cotton is so popular for everyone and kept in used for hundreds of years? Let's figure it out over here.
The characteristics and advantages of cotton：
．Natural：Cotton is a natural fiber have been around for a long time, hypoallergenic (rarely causes allergic reactions) and does not irritate skin, it might not be a luxury fabric but definitely a healthy one.
．Moisture wicking：Cotton fiber has good wicking properties. Under normal circumstances, the fiber can absorb moisture in the surrounding atmosphere, and its moisture content is 8-10%, so it making people feel soft and not stiff. If the humidity of the cotton cloth is increased and the surround temperature is high, the water content in the fibers will evaporate completely, keeping the fabric in a state of water balance and making people feel comfortable.
．Warm and breathable：Cotton fabric allows air to flow through freely. The fabric absorbs sweat and releases it on its surface. This is often described as the fabric "breathing," and is considered an asset in clothing, particularly in warm climates.
．Heat resistance：Pure cotton fabric has good heat resistance, and when it is below 110°C, it will only cause water to evaporate on fabrics and will not damage fibers. Therefore, cotton fabrics are worn, washing or printing at normal temperature, have no bad effect on fabrics. It is more washable and wearable.
The above benefits are the reasons why "cotton" has long been loved by everyone.
For consumers who focus on "natural", "comfortable", "quality" and of course "environmental protection", cotton is always the first choice for every products whether it is outerwear, pants or underwear, towel, etc. which is right next to our skin.
However, absolutely there is nothing that has no disadvantage!
Cotton is a natural fiber. It's easy to wrinkle, not easy to dry, and the elasticity is definitely not better than synthetic fibers. Therefore, great humans have come up with other coping styles that created various types of cotton fabric: Cotton Lycra, Combed Cotton, Polyester Cotton, Washed Cotton, Ice Cotton, Mesh Cotton, and Mercerized Cotton.
My next article will introduce the difference between "Cotton Lycra" which used by UNDERSTAND and "pure cotton". Stay tuned! (https://en.under-stand.jp/blogs/news/20190906understand)
Some paragraphs are quoted from https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-advantages-of-cotton