Cotton What ?
Check out the link in Wikipedia for good information about cotton.
More About Cotton
Why it is soft ?
The fiber is hollow in the center and, under a microscope looks like a twisted ribbon. "Absorbent" cotton will retain 24-27 times its own weight in water and is stronger when wet than dry. This fiber absorbs and releases perspiration quickly, thus allowing the fabric to "breathe".
Cotton can stand high temperatures and takes dyes easily.
Boiling and sterilizing temperatures can also be used on cotton. Cotton can also be ironed at relatively high temperatures, stands up to abrasion and wears well.
Chlorine bleach can be used to restore white garments to a clear white but this bleach may yellow chemically finished cottons or remove color in dyed cottons.
If the cloths are not being folded evenly or after being washed or bunched, the fabrics will wrinkle. It somehow proves its natural element of being soft and absorbing easily the water. Thus, the modern technology to mix the fabric with the polymer to produce a free-wrinkle fabric. The mixture will normally be shown on the tag of the product some percentage of polyster in the fabric. However, the mixture will reduce the softness of the fabrics and that’s why consumers always requesting 100% cotton especially for the bedsheets to have more comfort and easiness while sleeping.
Despite its natural resistance of high temperature and strong detergents, for longer longevity of the fabrics and especially the colours printed on the cotton, some necessary care needs to be taken.
1. Don’t expose to direct sunlight when drying after wash.
2. Don’t use high temperature – 40 degrees celcius would be ideal.
3. Don’t use strong detergent while washing.
4. Don’t use bleach as it will wash away the colors of your bedsheets.
5. Care to use it and don’t store it too long in your wardrobe as the trace will appear at the edge of the folded fabric.