Why is it so popular?
We heard cotton a lot and we use it in our everyday life. Cotton fabric has already been used a long way back. Now, it is the most popular dressmaking fabric around the world. Cotton is one of the best fabrics for clothing out there and so many reasons why we like it:
- It’s inexpensive
- It’s suitable for hot and humid weather
- It’s comfort
- It’s an eco-friendly choice
- As a fashion statement
Cotton made from…
Cotton made from plants that usually only took around 3 months in terms of harvesting. Harvesting is done when the flower of the shrub splits open to reveal the ball of cotton. In the end, the cotton becomes thread or yarn. These threads are then processed in specialized looms, where they are woven into the fabric.
The features of cotton fabric
Cotton is not only widely famous for clothing, but also home décor or accessories. Here are some features of this fabric:
- Absorb water
- Colour retention (mostly)
- Moist absorption
- Comfortable to wear
- Eco friendly
- Can be blended with other fibers for more quality such as cotton bamboo
Types of cotton
Originally, there are lots of types of cotton out there, the main cotton that has been used by Earth Major are combed cotton, corduroy, voile, and organic cottons such as cotton bamboo and TENCEL.
It’s the highest thread count with the highest quality where additional fibers of a batch are removed. As a result, it produces high-quality yarns with excellent strength and softness. Combed cotton is finer, softer, stronger, and more comfortable.
You can never go wrong with cotton. Here are several articles of Earth Major collection by using 100% cotton that comfortable for daily life:
This fabric has a more distinguished pattern than another cotton, it evenly spaced vertical rows of soft pile. Depending on the weight, corduroy can be used in dresses, shirts, pants, and coats.
One of EarthMajor’s signature is this corduroy. We use it almost in every collection and mostly we use it as outerwear and pants. Lift your basic outfits with our corduroy style:
Supporting Actors Outer
A Beautiful Mind Outer
Early Dusk Suite
Dear Sunset Outer
Crooked Politician Jumper
Abeng the Solo Act Outer
The Giver Shirt
The characteristic of this fabric is soft, fine, and sheer with a slightly crisp feel. It’s lightweight see-through and has a good drape and Earth Major usually uses it for scarves. By adding a scarf to whatever you are wearing, it's a great way to lift your style:
Multi Faces Scarf
Abeng Laughter Scarf
Topeng for Today Scarf
Arisan Reunion Scarf
For eco-conscious reasons, many brands already used organic cotton in their clothing line, the same as us Earth Major. Organic cotton means the cotton grown on fields where the soil is free of all artificial pesticides or insecticides.
Earth Major already started from Natura Philia collection until now by using TENCEL and cotton bamboo in our products. You can see all the products in our TENCEL and Cotton Bamboo blogs.