Fibre Guide: Cotton

Posted on 19 March, 2018

Fibre Guide: Cotton

You’ve worked with our design team in order to create the perfect uniform. Tailored, on brand and your employees love the style and the fit. But what’s really in your uniform? We have started this new series to guide you through some of the advantages and disadvantages of the four main fibres; wool, cotton, viscose and polyester,

Cotton is a naturally produced fibre that in its natural form has a matte, off white appearance. As its natural, organic and “green” cotton are available through Fairtrade or the Better Cotton Initiative. We like to use cotton in a range of our garments for a number of reasons, the soft handle is ideal for wearer comfort, and its natural properties mean cotton is non allergenic. Cotton is also breathable, strong when wet and does not produce static build up.

However much we love cotton, it’s not all good news, cotton requires more ironing than fabrics produced from other fibres and it takes a long time to dry naturally so you’ll need a hot sunny day (rare in the British climate) or to pop it in the tumble dryer on a high setting.

Take a look at the video below for a brief run through of the points above: