Cotton | Our Yarns
We create classic and contemporary styles in a range of bright and muted colours and offer an assortment of ultra-fine, midweight and heavyweight cotton pieces.
Continue reading to discover seven reasons why 100% cotton knitwear should become part of your everyday wardrobe rotation.
Unlike more delicate yarns, cotton is a low maintenance, everyday fibre that is commonly found in wardrobes across the globe. It is an incredibly durable fibre and so can withstand common wear and tear more robustly. By washing your cotton knitwear inside out and never machine washing above 30 degrees, the quality of your cotton piece will remain with little effort required.
Breathable and Lightweight
Cotton is a famously breathable yarn and thanks to its moisture regulating qualities, your skin will breathe freely without feeling trapped or constrained. It’s the perfect piece for layering and wearing chunkier cotton as a top layer will provide you with a temperature regulating addition for when the weather changes.
Cotton transmits moisture away from the body and so will remove perspiration and dampness from the surface of your skin. Often able to absorb up to a fifth of its weight in water before feeling damp, 100% natural fibre cotton knitwear will keep you fresh throughout the day and prevent overheating.
Whilst perspiration itself isn’t responsible for odours, when fabrics trap moisture, bacteria on the skin thrives which creates a breeding ground for overheating and smells. Knitted cotton is not only breathable but the surface of the knit transmitting moisture and perspiration away from the body will provide the wearer with a garment that stays fresh for longer and odours will not cling.
Ultra-Soft and Skin-Friendly
Hypoallergenic and butter soft, cotton is the perfect piece of knitwear for those with sensitive skin or wool allergies. If you’re looking for a knit to layer with your coarser yarns, a cotton garment would provide you with an additional layer of comfort without any added bulk. Whilst cotton may feel cold to the touch, when worn skin to skin it absorbs heat from the surface of your body, keeping you cosy and warm.
Widely accessible, cotton is perhaps the most cost efficient, versatile yarn within natural fibre knitwear. It lends itself to colour and stitch variation and so contemporary designs can be achieved at a lower price for the customer.
Cotton is incredibly resistant to pilling which is where the short fibres of the yarn are brought to the surface by friction caused by movement. You’ll find that wearing your cotton knitwear as an everyday piece will be an easy transition to make with very little upkeep.