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The Company Store Down-Free Fill Body Pillow
This pillow is soft and sinky, with just the right amount of backspring for gentle support. At 72 inches, it’s longer than most body pillows, which is better for aligning the knees and ankles of taller sleepers.
Snuggle-Pedic Memory Foam Body Pillow
This denser pillow supports the hips, knees, and abdomen exceptionally well. The shredded memory foam fill molds to the body to support the areas that need it most.
The Company Store’s Down-Free Fill Body Pillow was the cushiest, most comfortable body pillow we tested. It’s ideal if you like to hug a pillow at night and need only mild to medium support for your shoulders, hips, and ankles. The down-alternative fill is light and springy with medium resistance, so it felt nicely squishy but didn’t collapse like other pillows we tried. It was also more flexible and malleable than the competition, letting stomach- and side-sleepers bend the pillow with their bodies. At 72 inches, it’s 18 inches longer than most of the other pillows we tested, so it can easily accommodate tall sleepers. The all-cotton cover feels softer and smoother than any other pillow we tried, and the pillow comes with a lifetime guarantee.
The Snuggle-Pedic Memory Foam Body Pillow is the best choice for people who need more support when they sleep—for example, pregnant women or those who need extra hip or knee support. You can shift and press the shredded memory foam fill to customize the support better than in other pillows. The slightly lumpy cut-up foam fill can feel odd at first, but we know from testing shredded memory foam bed pillows that most sleepers tend to get used to the texture. Though it’s firmer and heavier than the Company Store pillow, the Snuggle-Pedic is still one of the most flexible pillows we tested, easily bending into different positions.
Coop Home Goods Total Body Pillow
If the Snuggle-Pedic is unavailable, the Coop Home Goods shredded memory foam body pillow is a decent replacement. It’s a bit heavier and denser, but you can adjust the fill to customize the firmness.
If you need a more supportive body pillow and the Snuggle-Pedic is unavailable, we also like the Coop Home Goods shredded memory foam pillow. It has a similar shredded memory foam fill, but you can open up the zippered casing to add or remove fill to tailor the firmness to your liking (something we didn’t find with any other pillow). Our testers found this pillow a little thicker, heavier, and less malleable than the Snuggle-Pedic. Removing some of the fill might make this pillow more moldable, but we think you get just the right amount of fill with the Snuggle-Pedic. Our testers also prefered the Snuggle-Pedic’s smoother cover to the more pronounced texture of the Coop Home Goods.
Newpoint 100-Percent Cotton Body Pillow
It’s not as cushy, malleable, or supportive as our main picks, but the Newpoint had the best balance of softness and support of any inexpensive body pillow we tried.
*At the time of publishing, the price was $22.
Though not as soft, supportive, or well-constructed as our other picks, the Newpoint is a decent, basic pillow for a fraction of the price. It had the softest cover and smoothest fill of any of the inexpensive pillows we tried. While other cheap pillows were lumpy, too thick and lofty, or thin and flat, the Newpoint Home had the best combination of softness and support.
The Company Store Body Pillow Cover
This all-cotton, percale body pillow cover has a convenient zipper and fits the 72-inch Company Store body pillow we love. It comes only in white, though.
Cuddledown Body Pillowcase
This is made from one of the silkiest, most luxurious sateen sheeting fabrics that we’ve tested. It will fit most standard-size body pillows and comes in the most colors we’ve found.
Though we haven’t tested it, we’re confident in recommending The Company Store’s Body Pillow Cover alongside our best pillow pick, the Down-Free Fill Body Pillow, also by The Company Store. A standard body pillowcase won’t be long enough to fit the extra-long Company Store pillow, but this corresponding case should be a perfect fit. We love the feel of the fabric on the pillow itself, and the pillowcase is made from very similar all-cotton, 210-thread-count percale, which should feel cool and crisp during the night. The pillowcase has a zipper, which will keep the case from gaping or falling off (a common problem with regular bag-style cases).
Cuddledown’s luxurious body pillowcase is made from the same high-quality 100 percent cotton sateen fabric as our upgrade sateen pick for the best sheets. We love this fabric because it is silky, smooth, and strong, and wrinkled less than any other sheets we tested. The case also comes in a whopping 23 colors, so you’re likely to find something that suits your bed. Cuddledown’s body pillowcase is 64 inches long and will easily fit all three of our favorite 54-inch body pillows.
American Pillowcase Body Pillowcase
This all-cotton sateen pillowcase was one of the highest-rated cheap cases we could find, but it won’t feel as soft as our other picks.
*At the time of publishing, the price was $15.
We didn’t test the all-cotton American Pillowcase Body Pillowcase, but it’s one of the best-rated and most popular body pillowcases on Amazon. It’s almost half the price of our other picks, so we think it’s a great option if you’re looking for an inexpensive cover to protect your new body pillow. It won’t feel as satiny and soft as the premium fabric of the Cuddledown pillowcase, but most reviewers found the American Pillowcase’s sateen weave to be decently smooth and durable (some negative reviewers do complain that it’s rough or scratchy). It comes in several muted colors, including white and ivory in both solid and damask stripe. At 60 inches long, it will also fit all three of the 54-inch pillows we recommend.
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Cotton On Body caters to a fun and healthy lifestyle.
Born from the recognition that our girl wanted more than just outerwear, Body launched with intimates and sleepwear in 2007. Keeping true to our Australian lifestyle & adapting to global trends, we then expanded into swimwear and activewear.
In 10 years, Body has grown to over 350 doors operating in 11 countries globally. We create products that make a difference in our girl’s life, everyday.
400 Thread Count Bamboo Cotton Body Pillowcase [HABB400TC15_BPC]
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Cotton milk for hair care
Even outwardly, cotton bolls resemble fluffy clouds. Even 7000 years ago, people saw in these “lambs” the raw material for the production of delicate fabrics. Cotton was highly prized. The plant’s potential is not limited to one area of application. Let’s take a closer look at how natural ingredients help to enhance natural beauty, and how cotton can be useful for hair.
Tender than cotton: surprising facts about vegetable milk
Milk is obtained from cotton seeds.It has all the benefits of cottonseed oil, but it is easier for the body to absorb. It is an excellent source of plant proteins, sugars and fatty acids – including linoleic and oleic acids – which are incredibly beneficial for hair health. If earlier a miracle product could be found only in regions famous for cotton plantations, today it is widely used both in cooking and in caring cosmetics.
Thanks to the conscious consumption trend, cottonseed milk is increasingly being used to make ice creams, yoghurts and, of course, cosmetics.1 What’s more, cottonseed milk fits into an environmentally friendly concept of zero waste production – the main raw material is still the fiber itself.
With the light hand of Korean cosmetologists, it quickly gained popularity as a moisturizing component in shampoos, balms, lotions and creams.
Gentle cleansing for every day
Cotton milk for hair effectively moisturizes, without weighing hair, protects against dryness.
Micellar shampoo with cotton milk from “Chistaya Liniya” comprehensively cares for hair of all types.Due to its low sulfate composition, it is suitable even for capricious curls. 80% of the shampoo consists of a decoction of medicinal herbs that fill even weak curls damaged by daily styling or coloring with energy and radiance.
Shampoo with cotton can be used daily without fear of overdrying the scalp. This is especially important for oily or combination hair. Even if the curls get dirty only at the roots, they quickly lose volume and take on a sloppy look.In such cases, you have to wash your hair every day. A particularly thorough cleansing is required when using foams, gels or hair sprays. The micellar formula effectively but delicately removes styling residues, sebum and city dust. Cotton milk moisturizes the hair and scalp while softening the effects of the cleansing ingredients.
Shampoo-balm at the same time will help to solve the problem of tangled curls. Cotton milk proteins fill the damaged areas of the cuticle.Its scales cling less to each other – which means that the strands are less often tied in knots. The shampoo contains no silicones – it does not weigh down the hair, and the hairstyle retains its volume longer.
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2. Shorten the query
For example, you need to find the front right fender on a 2015 KIA Sportage, do not write the full name in the search box, but write the KIA Sportage 15 fender. The search engine will say “thank you” for a short, clear question that can be edited based on the search engine results.
3. Use similar word combinations and synonyms
The system may not understand any combination of words and translate it incorrectly.For example, the query “computer table” has more than 700 lots, while the query “computer table” has only 10.
4. Do not make mistakes in the names, always use the original name of the product
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Not all sellers write the necessary search parameters in the ad title, so use the search function in the ad description! For example, you are looking for a turbine and you know its number “711006-9004S”, insert the number into the search line, select the “search in description” checkbox – the system will give much more results!
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Organic cotton clothing – a temporary trend or a material of the future?
Organic cotton clothing has become increasingly common on the shelves of large stores.Recently, many people have become much more attentive to the composition of products – the percentage of natural fabrics is of fundamental importance for them. These shoppers are looking for organic cotton on store shelves.
Nevertheless, most people still do not understand what organic cotton is and how it differs from classic cotton.
STOCKMANN has a lot of organic cotton products, so if you have long wanted to know what organic cotton is good for, then it’s time to do it by reading our article and trying our products.
Many people think that organic cotton is something from the children’s department – diapers, undershirts for newborns, etc. are made from it. But it is not so. Of course, organic cotton is very often used in the production of clothes for the little ones, because baby’s skin is very delicate, and the porous structure of organic cotton allows the skin to breathe.
The main difference between organic cotton and regular cotton is the way it is grown and harvested. Organic cotton is grown on farm lands located in the most ecologically clean corners of the earth.The land is not treated with harmful pesticides and herbicides, and the harvest is harvested by hand, which allows a person to regulate the degree of ripening of cotton bolls. And for the production of organic cotton, only clean and ripened cotton bolls get into.
It is this way of growing cotton that makes it possible for an environmentally friendly hypoallergenic, reliable, wear-resistant material like organic cotton.
STOCKMANN is home to many organic cotton brands: Tommy Hilfiger, CK Jeans, Cap Horn, Construe and others.Among children’s clothing, organic leaders are Bogi and Cube Co.
Choose organic cotton and be confident in the safety and reliability of your clothes.
Compliment Set # 1470 Friendly-to-Cotton (shower gel + hand and body cream)
Contents of the set:
Compliment Friendly – to – cotton Shower gel with cotton oil 200 ml – 1 piece
Compliment Friendly – to – cotton Hand and body cream with cotton oil 200 ml – 1 piece
Compliment Friendly – to – cotton Shower Gel with Cotton Oil
Gentle shower gel with a soft, creamy texture, gently cleanses the skin, leaving a delicate scent on the body and a feeling of freshness and comfort.Its nourishing formula turns into a thick lather and gently cleanses the skin. Cotton oil gives a feeling of freshness and softness, prevents irritation, moisturizes and smoothes. Milk proteins nourish and enrich with beneficial natural trace elements and minerals. Soft texture and creamy foam does not irritate or feel tight, even with increased sensitivity. The skin becomes smooth and soft.
Application: apply the required amount of the gel on damp skin of the body, massage gently, then rinse with warm water.
Compliment Friendly – to – cotton Hand and body cream with cotton oil
Intensively moisturizing hand and body cream replenishes lost moisture and restores skin elasticity. The cream is instantly absorbed, smoothes and softens the skin. Cotton oil – has a wide range of actions that make it an indispensable component for the restoration of dry, irritating skin. An excellent natural component improves the protective functions of the skin, regenerates, increases elasticity, smoothes and deeply moisturizes.Milk proteins effectively restore, soothe and restore elasticity to the skin, energize, raising the overall tone.
Application: Massage the product onto the skin of the body and hands, paying particular attention to dry areas.
90,000 Body of a farmer who disappeared in a cotton field, found 5 days later in a ditch
A resident of the Sharkobod village in the Sokh district of the Fergana region, Davron Davronbekov, who was sent to pick cotton in the Rishtan district, disappeared on October 11 during the harvest.Five days later, his body was found in a ditch near a cotton field. According to eyewitnesses, the farmer fell into a ditch for unknown reasons and drowned. After an examination, on October 17, his body was sent home.
60-year-old farmer Davron Davronbekov disappeared on October 11 while picking cotton in one of the fields in the village of Sohobod in the Rishtan district of the Fergana region.
According to one of the cotton pickers, who asked Ozodlik not to disclose his name, noticing Davronbekov’s disappearance, many cotton pickers thought that the elderly man had returned home:
– On October 10, we all arrived on the same bus from Sokh region to Rishtan region to harvest cotton.The next day, during the roll call conducted by the chief of staff, Davron-aka was not among us. Then we also joked that the man ran home. After that, none of us paid attention to his disappearance, we moved on to picking cotton. But on October 16, Davronbekov’s body was found in a ditch not far from the field. The ditch was very deep, like a large canal, a person could easily drown in it. A few days after the man drowned, his body surfaced and got stuck at the edge of a ditch, one of the cotton pickers told our radio.
According to him, none of the residents of the Sokh region came to pick cotton at their own request:
– For a whole month in the Rishtan region, more than 250 people from Sokh have been picking cotton, allegedly of their own accord. In fact, all these people were forced to pick cotton. Among them are managers and workers of horticultural farms, technical workers of schools and kindergartens in the Rishtan region. Every 10-15 days a new group of cotton pickers arrives in the Rishtan region and replaces the previous ones, ”the source said.
One of the residents of the Sokh district, in an interview with a reporter from Ozodlik, said that farmer Davron Davronbekov, who drowned in a ditch, was a good gardener:
– Everyone called him Bovo Davron. He had a garden with an area of several hectares. He had two sons, two daughters and several grandchildren. The deceased was a very good and cheerful person, – one of his acquaintances recalls the drowned farmer Davron Davronbekov.
An employee of the khokimiyat (administration) of the Rishtan region, who did not introduce himself, confirmed to our radio the information about the death of the Sokh farmer Davron Davronbekov:
– Yes, it really is. Davronbekov came to pick cotton in the Rishtan region of his own free will. No one saw how he fell into the ditch. The examination has already ended, his body was sent home to the Sokh region. The district prosecutor’s office is investigating this case, ”said an official of the Rishtan administration.
However, the Ozodlik reporter at the Rishtan District Prosecutor’s Office was unable to get a comment.
Virgin Victim of the Cotton Campaign 2017
A resident of the Sokh district of the Fergana region, Davron Davronbekov, is the ninth victim of the current cotton campaign in Uzbekistan.
With the beginning of the cotton harvest, the editorial office of Ozodlik began to receive messages from different regions of the republic about the deaths of people sent to harvest the harvest forcibly.
On October 11, a 4th grade student in the Takhiatash district of Karakalpakstan died under a concrete wall. According to eyewitnesses, the tragedy occurred when the child’s mother, leaving him at home alone, went to pick cotton.
Asilbek Yusupov, 57-year-old khokim of the Ulugnor district of the Andijan region, died on October 5.An employee of the district administration told Ozodlik that the khokim Yusupov had a hemorrhagic stroke after he heard insults from the regional administration at a meeting devoted to the cotton harvest. Upon entering his office, the official fainted after bleeding from his nose and mouth, our source said.
On September 20, 28-year-old resident of Karshi district of Kashkadarya region Lobar Ashurova died in a cotton field from internal bleeding.The young woman was picking cotton instead of her mother, who works as a nurse at the regional tuberculosis hospital.
On September 19, 2-year-old Abdullah died in kindergarten №43 in the Uzbekistan district of the Fergana region. A cauldron with hot food overturned on the child. Abdulla’s mother Gulnara Rakhmonova, who works as a cook in this preschool, was at that time picking cotton instead of her mother-in-law.
On September 18, 52-year-old pediatrician of the medical association in Samarkand, Fakhriddin Saidov, who was responsible for sending doctors to pick cotton, died of a heart attack. Ozodlik’s sources say that Saidov became ill with his heart after the insults he heard during a meeting on the cotton campaign.
On September 16, a 58-year-old resident of Andijan, Muzaffar Umrzakov, died on cotton. According to eyewitnesses, the elderly man died of a heart attack while carrying the harvested crop to the trailer.
On the same day, it became known about the death of 39-year-old Gulzada Tadjibaeva, who worked as the organizer of the Youth Union of Uzbekistan at school No. 32 in the Sharaf-Rashidov district of the Jizzakh region.The woman was hit by the wheels of the bus when she was returning from a cotton field.
The BBC Uzbek editorial office reported the death of 58-year-old prisoner Nazhmiddin Sarymsakov, who was sent together with a group of prisoners to pick cotton in the Zafarabad district of the Jizzakh region. The man died on October 8 when he was going to go to the field early in the morning. His relatives were told that the man died of a cerebral hemorrhage. According to a relative of an elderly prisoner, two years ago, Nazhmiddin Sarymsakov suffered a heart attack, after which the doctors categorically forbade him to lift weights.
On September 19 this year, speaking from the UN rostrum, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyayev said that forced labor in the country was over. Three days after this statement by the head of state, students, doctors and teachers were massively returned from the cotton fields. However, according to Ozodlik’s sources inside the country, the authorities still continue to involve employees and employees of budgetary organizations in the forced cotton harvest.
90,000 what kind of fabric, composition, types and properties, advantages and disadvantages, care
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Cotton fabric attracts with its softness, hygroscopicity, breathability. There is no material more versatile than cotton fabric. From natural fibers, thin and dense cuts, delicate and coarse, are obtained. Summer clothes, products for children are sewn from soft and thin fabrics. The fabric is pleasant to the body and is well tolerated by allergy sufferers. What else is made of cotton is home textiles, underwear, diapers and undershirts.The wide field of application proves that there is no equal to cotton fabrics, and the raw materials themselves can be used independently and as part of other materials.
What kind of fabric
Cotton fabric appeared in India 7 millennia ago. The canvases were widely used domestically and were exported. Further, the cotton plant began to be cultivated in Asian countries. The unique material came to Russia only in the 15th century, and it was produced several centuries later.
Nowadays, cotton and linen are considered indispensable materials in the manufacture of environmentally friendly and hygienic clothing, bed linen, products for newborns. Nowadays, organic cotton has gained popularity, although not everyone understands what it is. In fact, this is a fabric made from 100% cotton without the use of chemicals, including when growing raw materials.
Cotton fabrics are compared with wood-cellulose fabrics, but one cannot say which is better – cotton or viscose, since the first is natural, and the second is of artificial, although not synthetic origin. They also try to compare cotton or bamboo, but bamboo fibers are again cellulose, albeit not woody, as is the case with viscose.
Cotton fabrics are also called cotton. Cotton is the same cotton, but with a different name. Cotton in English is spelled cotton and also sounds in transliteration. There are no other differences between tissues.
What is this fabric – cotton? In fact, this is a group of materials with cotton fiber in the composition. It can be poplin and satin, calico and chintz. Sometimes cotton is mixed with polyester, elastane and other synthetics. If the content of artificial fibers is low, then the material looks like natural and has the same properties, and synthetic components only improve its characteristics – they increase elasticity, strength, resistance to fading, etc.
Cotton fiber is the main one in the fabric. But at the same time, the canvases are different, which is explained by the peculiarities of processing, the thickness of the threads, the way of weaving. Short-fiber varieties of cotton are used for the production of high-density fabrics – flannel, bikes. From the fibers, which differ in enviable length and small thickness, delicate and delicate fabrics come out – cambric, marquise. Cotton thread obtained from medium-fiber raw materials is suitable for the production of calico, calico, satin.
100% cotton goes to bed linen, handkerchiefs. Elastane can be added to the cotton fabric to improve springiness. The elastic material is suitable for sportswear, T-shirts, underwear. If the content of synthetics in the composition of the fabric reaches 50% or more, then the advantages of the natural material are difficult to detect, and the care of the product is carried out as for ordinary synthetics.
The ignition of the thread will help to determine the composition of the fabric. Cotton fiber burns like paper.Synthetics melt, and blended threads form a resinous droplet when burned. The main suppliers of quality raw materials are India, Pakistan, Egypt, China. In these mills, fine-fiber varieties are grown. Medium staple cotton is widespread in Central Asia.
Types and their properties
By type, 100% cotton fabric is divided into budget and luxury, which is determined by the quality of raw materials. Egyptian cotton is especially prized. Long-fiber raw materials are obtained from it without lint – fluff.The material is used when sewing elite bed linen and premium clothing. Indian and Chinese cotton is no less valuable. Here varieties are grown that are suitable for making thin and light fabrics.
American cotton is also distinguished by its excellent quality and variety of varieties. The country is one of the three leaders in the world market and produces natural cotton with a silky texture. Cotton fabrics from Brazil, Pakistan and Turkey are valued a little less.Korean cotton is especially popular with needlewomen.
Uzbek and Russian cotton is notable for its low price, but it is coarse and inferior in design to Turkish. Japanese cotton pleases with a variety of colors, although the raw materials themselves are not grown in the Land of the Rising Sun. In Italy, high-quality and expensive canvases are made for tailoring exclusive clothing, since the country itself is famous for its iconic fashion houses.
Also, fabrics are classified according to their properties and purpose:
- children’s soft cotton – is distinguished by its tenderness, it is produced mainly from long-fiber varieties.It has an attractive design and is often complemented with fun patterns. Material from Korea, China, India, Turkey is widespread;
- eco cotton – aka organic cotton. The material is obtained from raw materials that have not been treated with chemicals. Eco-marked cotton fabrics require more gentle handling and softer detergents;
- technological cotton – material without additional processing, it is also harsh. Used as a packing material and for cleaning equipment.Uzbek medium-staple or short-staple cotton is used as a raw material.
The fabric also differs in the type of weave:
- plain – the simplest and most common. In this way, coarse calico, chintz, poplin, batiste are made. The properties of plain weave cotton enhance the main advantages of raw materials – hygroscopicity and air permeability. Plain weave printing on cotton is more expressive and colorful;
- twill – flannel, denim, bumazeye are obtained in a similar way.These are strong and tear-resistant canvases, but quite heavy and dense. Sometimes artificial fibers, such as elastane, are added to the composition to make the fabric softer and more elastic. Dense fabrics are dyed in dark and saturated colors – blue, black, gray, because pants, suits and overalls are sewn from canvas;
- satin – durable and beautiful fabrics with a soft glossy sheen on the front side. Satin and eraser are considered the main representatives.
Cotton is also used for filling, braid and yarn.Fluffy cotton wool used in medicine is also obtained from raw cotton.
What natural material is valued for is its hygiene. Cotton fabric is famous for its hygroscopicity, hypoallergenicity, breathability, pleasant tactile sensations. It is safe and suitable for people with skin sensitivities or dermatological conditions.
Cloths have a wide range of applications, are easily dyed and can withstand multiple washings.Cotton items are not afraid of hot water and an iron, and therefore are not capricious in their care. Baby product and bedding, kitchen towels and tablecloths can even be boiled. Although it is often not worth resorting to this method of washing, the structure of the fabric will collapse over time.
The assortment of cotton canvases is huge. These can be dense and tough fabrics like denim and thin delicate cuts like cambric and chiffon. The raw materials are also suitable for making knitting yarns and various fillers.
Among other pluses of matter:
- does not accumulate static electricity;
- is not interested in moths and other pests;
- is affordable;
- has a long service life.
Despite the indisputable advantages, cotton fabrics also have disadvantages. This is a tendency to crease, shrinkage and deformation. However, material shortcomings are often due to improper care. If you spin delicate cotton fabrics in a centrifuge, use bleach and abuse hot water, the fabric will quickly become thinner.Also, cotton fabrics are unstable to ultraviolet radiation.
Scope of application
The most widespread is cotton clothing. The material is indispensable in the manufacture of women’s underwear and hosiery: tights, golfs, and cotton socks are considered one of the most popular goods. Eco-friendly baby cotton is suitable for undershirts and diapers for newborns. Cotton wool and bandages are indispensable in a home first-aid kit, and a cotton blanket or blanket will help to make the interior more comfortable.
Let’s dwell on the use of cotton:
- women’s clothing – in the summer a cotton sundress will help out, in the off-season and in winter – jumpers and pullovers. A cotton sundress can be smart or casual, depending on the type of fabric and product design. Summer cotton sundresses and dresses are suitable for women of all ages and delight with comfort. The business image will be decorated with women’s blouses and sweaters made of cotton;
- men’s clothing – cotton jersey is suitable for healers of a sporty style of clothing, and men’s chinos and a cotton turtleneck will become part of the casual wardrobe.Men’s jackets, trousers and sweaters feature practical designs. And the most popular item in the men’s wardrobe is cotton jeans. For sports, a closed men’s tracksuit made of cotton is suitable, and you can go to the office in a poplin shirt or satin pants;
- underwear and home clothes – bras, T-shirts, nightgowns, cotton panties are presented in a variety. Pajamas for women and men made of cotton with a nap will warm you in winter, and a thin cotton bathrobe – for women or men, will become your favorite homewear in the warm season.A terry cotton bathrobe for men or a cotton dressing gown for women are all popular cotton home items. If we talk about cotton underwear, then women appreciate elastic bras without underwire, T-shirts with thin straps. Men’s thermal underwear and 100% cotton socks remain a hot commodity;
- home textiles – cotton curtains and chintz curtains are on sale. Cotton carpets will decorate a child’s room, and cotton towels will come in handy in the bathroom and in the kitchen.Fluffy bathroom rugs add coziness and decorate the bathroom.
First, let’s find out how to wash cotton. The fabric is not picky to care for, withstands multiple washes and withstands high temperatures, but without observing certain rules, even a cotton thing can be ruined. One of the frequent questions of lovers of natural clothes is whether cotton shrinks when washing. Indeed, it shrinks, and significant. However, this applies to those products that have not been decated – primary wet-heat treatment.With repeated washings, the risk of shrinkage is minimal, but this is provided that the correct temperature setting and detergents are selected.
To make cotton fabrics last longer, adhere to the following recommendations:
- the first wash is carried out by hand, if the product is large, then in a delicate mode on a typewriter;
- Thin fabrics with patterns are not recommended to be washed at high temperatures in principle;
- It is not allowed to wash cotton fabrics with synthetics;
- so that eco cotton does not get rough in the washing machine, after washing it is rinsed in salted water;
- washing powder is selected taking into account the density and color of the cotton product.
It is believed that cotton items can be boiled and bleached in aggressive formulations. But this applies only to thick and white fabrics, and radical washing methods cannot be abused. It is better to adhere to the recommendations on the label, since only the manufacturer will give more accurate information on the care of a particular product.
Dry the material in a flattened form, avoiding drying out. It is undesirable to hang the washed items on a radiator or in the sun. Let the cotton fabrics wrinkle a lot, but it is easy to iron.They are ironed from the seamy side, and for persistent creases, steaming is used.
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Cotton properties. Chemical and physical properties of cotton fabric
Cotton fabric is a natural material of plant origin. He has been known to mankind since the 19th century.
It was used for the manufacture of clothing, as well as textiles. And today, many countries grow cotton on an industrial scale, in order to then export or produce cotton fabric.
And this is not surprising, because despite the immense popularity of modern artificial fabrics, cotton always remains popular due to its positive qualities. For example, everyone knows that traditional clothes for newborns are sewn from this environmentally friendly and soft material.
As you know, the properties and characteristics of the material largely depend on the raw materials from which it is made.
Fiber for production is obtained from cotton growing in the southern regions of the USA, China, Uzbekistan, India, Egypt and other countries. They are 95% cellulose. The international name for cotton fabric is “cotton”.
Physical and chemical properties
Cotton fiber is resistant to alkalis, phenol and acetone. Some acids, for example, hydrochloric and sulfuric acids, can easily destroy cotton fabric. The material is not afraid of high temperatures, it is difficult to tear, wear-resistant.
Important: Method of verifying naturalness.
Light an inconspicuous edge of the material. Natural product burns with white smoke and emits a paper smell. If the smoke is dark, with a chemical smell, this is not a cotton fabric or it contains a large percentage of artificial fibers.
Advantages and disadvantages of cotton
Positive characteristics of cotton fabric:
The physical and chemical properties of cotton discussed above allow the material to be washed repeatedly using a wide range of different detergents.Cotton clothes can be worn for a long time without losing their appearance. The material easily absorbs water and sweat, allowing the skin to breathe, does not cause allergic reactions. It is easy to care for it: wash, bleach, dry, paint.
100% natural cotton is expensive, it wrinkles very much and is difficult to iron. It is easy to “sit down” when washed in hot water, and also dries for a long time. If the cotton fabric is of poor quality, it easily rolls off when worn and quickly becomes unsightly.
Considering all the advantages and disadvantages of the material, we decided to talk about the nuances of caring for it.
- it is better to dry cotton clothes in a well-straightened form, vigorously shaking them off before;
- It is easier to iron cotton products slightly damp;
- White and multi-colored cotton clothing must be washed separately so that it does not fade;
- Before washing, you can wrap a colored item made of this material in a white cloth and soak it in hot water.So you will understand whether it will shed when washing and whether it is allowed to wash it with other clothes;
- Cotton items should be washed at a temperature of 40-60 degrees. In hot water (especially during the first wash), the fabric “shrinks” and fades;
- Cotton bedding will flatten out by its own weight when stacked neatly.
Fibers are made from cotton by special processing. Cotton fiber resembles a piece of cotton wool.The longer it is, the better the material (long-staple cotton) is obtained from it. But the plant can also have short fibers. Therefore, medium-staple and short-staple cotton is also distinguished. Cotton products also vary in thickness, hairiness and other qualities.
The quality of the material obtained largely depends on the type of weaving of the fibers in it. So during manufacturing, different density, softness and other characteristics are obtained. There are many types of weaves: twill, satin, linen, finely patterned, etc.With the help of a special surface treatment, a cotton fabric with a fleece is obtained. In appearance and coloration, the following cotton products are distinguished: plain dyed, bleached, harsh, melange, multi-colored, with a printed pattern.
But it is very rare to come across pure cotton fabric. Usually, in addition to natural, artificial fibers (acetate, lycra, viscose, polyester) are also added to the composition of the material to make it cheaper and give additional useful qualities. These additives give the material resistance to deformation, shine, allow less wrinkling and make it more elastic.
At the same time, the percentage of cotton can be different and sometimes it is difficult to distinguish it for a layman. Currently, there is a huge variety of cotton fabrics on the market: satin, chintz, cambric, poplin, velvet, coarse calico, corduroy, flannel, bike, jacquard and others. This list is constantly growing. Manufacturers, wanting to create the ideal matter, invent more and more cotton fabrics.
What is sewn from cotton
Cotton is the most popular material for the modern textile industry.It is widely used for sewing clothes, curtains, home textiles, and for making other things. Clothes for adults and children are traditionally sewn from it. In summer, natural cotton items are simply irreplaceable: they are pleasant for the body, absorb sweat well, the skin breathes in them, they are lightweight and durable.
Fleece cotton fabric, warm and fluffy material, is used for the production of insulated clothing, thermal underwear, sports suits. Outerwear can also be sewn from cotton fabrics (jackets, raincoats, coats, sportswear and overalls).
As many have seen, cotton bed linen is pleasant to sleep on, it does not electrify, and its price is optimal. Cotton is used to make home textiles (tablecloths, curtains, towels, napkins, and more). It is even used for the manufacture of bags, shoes, carpets …
Cotton clothing will help you out in the summer heat and cold, it will be comfortable at home, it is absolutely safe for small children. Blouses, dresses, shirts, trousers and skirts made of natural cotton fabric today are fashionable, stylish, comfortable and environmentally friendly!
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