What is Cotton?
Cotton is a natural fibre that grows on the seed of the cotton plant. It is the world’s most produced natural fibre and is grown in many countries. The fibre is most often spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile. Proceeds from the sale of natural fibres such as cotton contribute significantly to the income of poor farmers and those working in fibre processing and marketing.
- Available in Organic and Fairtrade
- Organic Cotton is Fertiliser and Pesticide Free
- Short Growth Cycle
- 100% Bio-degradable
- Soft and Breathable Textile
Benefits of Cotton
A little more about Cotton…
This process removes microdust.
This produces an off-white colour.
This produces a smooth finish to the fabric.
This prevents the shrinkage and wrinkling of knitted or woven fabrics
Fabric is given a final press to produce different effects
Colour can be added to the yarn or the finished woven fabric.
You may need your material to meet added requirements such as water repellency, ensuring water is repelled not absorbed or fire retardant finishes such as cotton proban.
Lightweight cotton is available in 3oz-5oz (115gsm-150gsm), these fabrics have a finer weave and smooth finish and are mainly used for promotional cotton bags, small pouches & packaging.
Once the cotton weight goes above 5oz (150gsm) the weave of the fabric gets coarser and the term canvas is used to describe the fabric. Canvas is available in 8oz-20oz (220gsm-660gsm). Heavier weight canvas is typically used for canvas bags and pouches.
Cotton Twills & Drills
Slub/ Dobby Fabric
Once the fabric has been through this process it is referred to as RFD fabric (Ready For Dyeing), and is now ready to be matched to a chosen Pantone colour.
As well as dyeing the woven fabric, the cotton yarn can be dyed before it is woven. This allows you to mix different coloured yarns into the woven fabric, creating unique fabrics.
– Classic Screen Printing
– Digital Printing
– Transfer Printing
– CMYK Printing
– Tonal Printing
– Foil Printing
– Glitter Printing