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Why Cotton Clothing?

Cotton is a very popular material used in producing clothing. It is a natural fiber used to make fabric and then made into clothing. According to Livestrong.com, cotton has been used to create clothing at least 7,000 years worldwide because it is a natural, soft, light and breathable fiber that does not cause allergies. China is the biggest producer for this material and follow by United States. Majority of the clothing in the market such as t-shirts, rompers, shirts, jeans and jackets are made of cotton. 

What Are The Benefits Of Wearing Cotton Clothing?


  1. Breathable Material
    Cotton fabric is breathable because it absorb liquid away from your body. This material keeps your body drier and cooler, hence it is suitable to wear it in any occasion including your working out session.  In addition, it releases stinky substances more easily than other fabrics after washing your cotton clothing.

  2. Protect Against from Hot Weather
    Cotton fibers hold the fabric away from our skin or do not stick onto the skin. It allows air to be trapped between our skin and fabric, hence insulating your body. The material is soft, breathable and protect against from hot weather.  Hence, it is very suitable to wear it in our country which has high temperature at all time, especially for baby skin which is more sensitive to heat and sweat.

  3. Hypoallergenic
    Cotton is the fabric of choice when it comes to baby clothing because this material rarely causes allergic reactions. Hence, if your baby has skin allergies, your choice of clothing could be 100% cotton or organic cotton.  In addition, you may pick the baby clothing in light colour such as white or pastel colour.  

  4. Durability and Easy to Maintain
    Cotton is breathable and does not retain odors. Hence, it is easy to wash and care compare to other fabrics. In addition, cotton has high tensile strength, hence it does not tear easily even if you need to do frequent washing with machine.  

  5. Comfort
    Cotton fabric is breathable, soft, easily stretches and do not stick onto the skin. Hence, cotton wear is a comfortable fabric and preferred choice in shirts, t-shirts, undershirts and underwear. It’s is also not surprised that cotton wear is mother’s preferred choice of fabric.

Small Tips on Taking Care Your Cotton Wear?


  1. Keep Your Washing Machine Clean
    According to thefabricofourlives.com, you may clean your machine with half a cup of white vinegar, half a cup of baking soda and 1 quart of hot water once a week. They also mentioned that you may also kill bacteria by running a hot wash cycle with one cup of bleach and no clothes once a month.  However, there are some washing machine that comes with auto wash function in order to keep your washing machine clean at all time.  With that, you may want to first check out the function of your existing washing machine and decide whether you need to clean it manually.  

  2. Apply Detergent According to Instruction
    It is good to apply detergent according to the instruction because more detergent does not mean that your clothing is cleaner. On the other hand, you will speed up the wear and tear of our clothing if use too much detergent. We may ended up wasting more money to buy detergent plus new clothing if we use too much detergent.

  3. Turning the Clothes inside out
    It is advisable to turn your clothes inside out before you wash them. This is because the colour will be knock right our of your clothes when the fabrics rub together in the wash. In addition, it is also better to hang your clothes inside out under the hot sun so that the colour do not fade off too fast and easily.

  4. Air Out Your Clothes
    Sometimes your clothing could be wearing for very short moment and it is advisable for you to air out your clothing outside by open the window or hang it outside. With that, you can still wear it again without washing and wash it when you need it.

  5. Get Rid of Odor
    According to thefabricofourlives.com, there is a laundry secret ingredient – white vinegar. You may add half cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle and it will help to kill germs and get rid of odor. You can always try it with smaller load of house clothing first if you are concern about the effect of white vinegar.

Here at Motherly Love, we offer cotton wear because it is a natural, breathable fiber that does not cause allergies. Browse through our collection today!

References:

  1. “6 Reasons Why You Should Wear Cotton Made Clothing” Cottonique, 31 October 2016
    https://www.cottonique.com/blogs/blog/reasons-why-you-should-wear-cotton-made-clothing

  2. Ivory King “8 Benefits of Organic Cotton That Will Make You Think Twice” Art&eden,
    https://www.artandeden.com/blogs/organic-kids-clothing-news/discover-8-benefits-of-organic-cotton-clothing

  3. “Benefits of Cotton” Cotton
    https://thefabricofourlives.com/learn-about-cotton/the-benefits-of-cotton

  4. William Peterman “The Advantages of Cotton Clothing” Livestrong.com
    https://www.livestrong.com/article/59826-advantages-cotton-clothing/

  5. “Care Tips” Cotton
    https://thefabricofourlives.com/learn-about-cotton/care-tips

  6. Stacey Howell “How Much of the World’s Clothing Is Made of Cotton” Livestrong.com
    https://www.livestrong.com/article/1001371-much-worlds-clothing-made-cotton/




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