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Cotton On Body caters to a fun & healthy lifestyle.

Born from the recognition that our girl wanted more than just outerwear, Body launched with intimates & sleepwear in 2007. Keeping true to our Australian lifestyle & adapting to global trends, we then expanded into swimwear & activewear.

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How This College-Dropout-Turned-Billionaire Built A Fashion Retail Empire

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This story is part of Forbes’ reporting on Australia’s 50 Richest 2017. See full coverage 


Nigel Austin was just 18 when he caught the entrepreneurial bug. He was newly enrolled in university but couldn’t fight the itch to swap the classroom for something more lucrative.

What he knew was clothes, so he sourced them from local wholesalers, hauled them in his pickup truck and started a one-man business throughout the local markets. “It didn’t go so well at first,” he recalls. But he stayed with it, spending most of that freshman year laboring tirelessly.

Then at 19 he took a big risk by dropping out of school and focusing on his business full-time. “[For a year] I didn’t tell my father I dropped out,” says Austin. “I came back after the second year and said, ‘[I have] good news and bad news. The good news is that this retail thing is going really well; the bad news is college isn’t for me.’ I literally was not going. [I was] always selling clothes.”

The grit paid off: Nearly 30 years later his Cotton On Group is the darling of Australia’s fast-fashion industry. Headquartered in Geelong, about 45 miles southwest of Melbourne, it boasts nearly 1,500 stores in 19 countries. Around half are in Australia; almost 400 dot shopping centers and downtowns in New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Hong Kong.

And now it’s focusing on the U.S., where it’s opened 143 locations since venturing into the market in 2009 amid the financial crisis. It is among just a handful of Australian retailers that have successfully expanded overseas on such a scale.

Laid-back sensibility

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The flagship Cotton On stores exude the country’s laid-back sensibility, and they feel like something of a hybrid between Urban Outfitters, Old Navy and H&M. They’re known for everyday casual clothes, sold at modest prices and geared toward teens and young adults. Austin also takes aim at six other market segments with Cotton On Kids, Cotton On Body (lingerie, swim suits and activewear), Rubi Shoes, Factorie (casual streetwear), Typo (stationery and home decor) and Supre (a junior girls brand acquired in 2013).

In September research firm IBISWorld ranked the Cotton On Group at No. 16 on its list of Australia’s 500 largest private companies as measured by global sales; it was the largest fashion retail company to land on the ranking and commands nearly 20% of Australia’s $1.8 billion fast-fashion industry, bested only by Sweden-based H&M’s 22% share.

The company won’t talk about profits but it does say that global sales for the group, which has 5,600 full-time employees, reached $1. 5 billion for the year ended in June, up from $1.1 billion three years earlier. Austin, 47, owns 90% of the company, and with this year’s list of Australia’s richest, breaks into the billionaire ranks with a net worth that Forbes Asia estimates at $1.36 billion.

However, after enjoying double-digit growth for five years the group’s sales rose only 8.2% in Asia and 9% overall in fiscal 2017 as retailers faced headwinds from declining mall traffic and fierce, unrelenting competition from e-commerce.

Looking to the U.S.

In the U.S., where Amazon is expected to ring up a staggering 43.5% of all e-commerce sales this year, according to eMarketer, the group managed to grow by 16% over the past year. But that was significantly down from a peak in fiscal 2013, when it jumped by 54%. The group runs seven e-commerce sites in seven countries, which produce only 5% of overall sales but it says those sales are growing at 40% a year.

The U.S. has seen thousands of stores shuttered this year and notable retailers such as Sports Authority, The Limited and 61-year-old Payless ShoeSource have filed for bankruptcy. America’s department stores are also facing what has been dubbed the “retail apocalypse,” with Sears, Macy’s and J.C. Penney together closing hundreds of locations.

“The [U.S.] market is starved for a new proposition,” says Austin. “Everyone is looking backwards as opposed to looking forward. They’re more worried about closing stores than fine-tuning their business to the customer.”

Adds Cotton On Group chief executive Peter Johnson: “Retailers are realizing that the structure in retail is shifting. They’re looking at their properties and saying, ‘We’ve got too much.’ Our advantage is we came in at the base. We are taking it slower than we normally would because we are reading what’s going on.”

Father figure

Dressed in a denim button down and seated in his company’s newest Melbourne office, a 19,000-sq. foot space adorned with neon lights of inspirational maxims, windows that capture a stunning panoramic view of the city, and bright plush seating throughout, Austin, who rarely talks to the press, recalls his formative years during a video interview with Forbes Asia.

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“I remember from 8 or 9 years old that I always wanted to be in retail,” he says. “My father was a figure that I really looked up to and respected. That’s probably where I got my vision and purpose, through him.”

His late father, Grant Austin, ran a clothing wholesale and import business called the Austin Group, a once publicly traded company with $45 million in annual revenue during the late 1980s (equal to $130 million today), and where, starting at the age of 8, Austin would spend school holidays working. “There was plenty of tough love. My family had a very successful business, but I was limited with resources when I went to college. I was forced to go out there and have a strong work ethic.”

In 1991, he set up his first store in a small space behind a butcher shop run by his grandfather and sourced merchandise from his father. “The rent was $110 a week; the philosophy [was to] keep the risk as low as possible,” says Austin. “My goal for the first year was to make $2,000 a week. If I could make [that] then I could make $100,000 a year.”

He easily met that goal: First-year sales came in at $380,000. With his cousin Ashley Hardwick, who joined a year later and holds the other 10% stake in Cotton On Group, Austin raised enough money to open the next store and then the next, largely by leveraging his father’s connections with suppliers to create a direct-sourcing model, essentially cutting out the middleman wholesaler. Many of the suppliers from those days are still with the company today. “Our suppliers grew with us,” he says.

First-mover advantage

It took 15 years for the group to expand to 50 stores throughout Australia, a slow but steady rise that generated profits right from the beginning. The first international market Austin tackled was New Zealand, now the group’s third-largest market outside its home turf — after South Africa and the U. S. — with 139 locations. In Asia the company has 239 stores, with the strongest growth expected to come in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

“Cotton On is one of the few Australian businesses that have done this on a mass scale,” says James Stewart, a partner and retail expert at advisory firm Ferrier Hodgson. “The Austin family has a very, very deep history in direct sourcing. They got first-mover advantage.”

One of the company’s strengths is its talent for finding good sites for new stores. Once a location is secured, the group has the agility and flexibility to add or pull back any of its brands to meet shifting consumer demand. “We can flex anywhere between a 30,000-square-foot store down to 800 square feet with [some] of the brands,” says Michael Hardwick, the chief financial officer and another of Austin’s cousins.

The group also keeps marketing costs very low. “[A large part of our marketing] is utilizing our online channels and store footprint to connect directly with our customer. Confident, clear product presentations and customer experiences work to drive traffic,” says the U.S. country manager, Mark Pan.

The strategy has produced healthy profits. Its peers report profit margins that average 9% to 10%, but Cotton On is likely enjoying margins well above that, given its strong position back home, where population is at 24.5 million. When asked about going public, the company responds with a quick and firm no. “It’s more fun this way,” says Hardwick.


Doing good: The Cotton On Foundation 

Apart from growing his retail chain, the prudent founder, who has six kids, often focuses on a different kind of return.

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Since spearheading the group’s philanthropic arm, Austin has funded nearly $50 million through his Cotton On Foundation and established 5,800 educational places as well as projects in healthcare and infrastructure, primarily in Uganda.

The idea was sparked a decade ago when he was approached by a local parish for $4,000 in donations for a community in that country, through which he gave happily. After being asked a second time Austin was compelled to visit the villages to grasp the impact of his contributions. In two weeks time, he was on a plane to rural Africa. “We were enchanted with the place… and thought we could do some work there… our entire organization really bought into this crusade,” he says.

The money comes from selling water bottles, tote bags, mints and tissues, which are typically placed near the stores’ checkout aisles and of which 100% of the proceeds go to the foundation. “It is a main component of the DNA of the business,” Hardwick says. “The ratio of foundation products to business products [sold] in the U.S. runs at 1 to 3.” This year alone global proceeds are expected to reach $14 million.

Cotton On Group Foundation

The employees are also actively engaged in the endeavor. Close to 500 team members have traveled to these regions, meeting the teachers, helping design classrooms and assisting children with their studies. Austin also regularly visits these areas and personally oversees the projects.

“The purpose of these trips is to drive further engagement among our team with the view that by generating greater awareness through our people, including our retail team members who are on the front line driving sales of Cotton On Foundation products, that it will help us to reach our goal of delivering 20,000 educational places by 2020,” the group says.

Austin’s biggest takeaway in life and business: “It’s [about] people… having the right people, that’s everything.”

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The Cotton On Group and the Cotton On Foundation

The Cotton On Group helps UNICEF deliver COVID-19 vaccinations to the world’s most vulnerable.

How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting children

COVID-19 has exacerbated severe inequalities and social divides that existed long before the pandemic began. The global spread of the virus is reversing decades of progress in education, health and economic security for children in developing countries and could have devastating impacts for an entire generation. The future of the next generation depends on reopening schools, restoring essential services and guarding children’s rights through a far-reaching vaccination effort that prioritizes a fair and timely distribution of vaccines to those who protect children.

  • As of March 2021, 13 per cent of 71 million COVID-19 infections in 107 countries (62 per cent of the total global infections) with data by age were among children and adolescents under 20 years of age.
  • In developing countries, child poverty is expected to increase by around 15 per cent. An additional 140 million children in these countries are projected to be in households living below the poverty line.
  • Schools for more than 168 million schoolchildren globally have been closed for almost a year. At least 1 in 3 schoolchildren has been unable to access remote learning while schools were closed.
  • Around 10 million additional child marriages may occur before the end of the decade, threatening years of progress in reducing the practice.
  • At least 1 in 7 children and young people has lived under stay-at-home policies for most of the past year, leading to feelings of anxiety, depression and isolation.
  • As of November 2020, an additional 6 million to 7 million children under age 5 may have suffered from wasting or acute malnutrition in 2020, resulting in almost 54 million wasted children, a 14 per cent rise that could translate into more than 10,000 additional child deaths per month – mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. With a 40 per cent decline in nutrition services for children and women, many other nutrition outcomes can worsen.
  • As of November 2020, more than 94 million people were at risk of missing vaccines due to paused measles campaigns in 26 countries.
  • Around 3 billion people worldwide lack basic hand-washing facilities with soap and water at home. In the least developed countries, three quarters of people, more than two-thirds of schools and a quarter of health-care facilities lack the basic hygiene services needed to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. On average, 700 children under 5 die every day from diseases caused by the lack of water, sanitation and hygiene.

The partnership

In 2021, Cotton On joins forces with UNICEF to help to deliver the largest vaccination operation in history, supporting the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to protect health-care workers, teachers and vulnerable people around the world. Through the Cotton On Foundation, the global retailer is helping to fund the equitable delivery and administration of 1 million doses of a WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines, supplied by the Global COVAX Facility led by Gavi, WHO, CEPI and UNICEF.

During May and June 2021, 100 per cent of the gross profits of selected Cotton On Foundation products sold in Cotton On Group stores worldwide and online are being donated to UNICEF’s COVID-19 response. Consumers are also invited to donate directly to UNICEF’s COVID-19 vaccine response in store and through the Foundation’s website (

The Cotton On partnership will raise at least US$2 million to support UNICEF’s global COVID-19 vaccine response, facilitating country readiness and in-country delivery to ensure vaccinations, tests and treatments reach those in need in low-income and medium-income countries. The funds will contribute to vaccination planning and coordination with governments and local communities, health-worker training, community engagement to encourage people to get vaccinated, and localized messaging to combat vaccine hesitancy and stop the spread of misinformation.

Additionally, Cotton On’s partnership is contributing to UNICEF’s greater COVID-19 response, specifically in Uganda and South Africa, where the group has a strong philanthropic history in providing essential health services.

About Cotton On Group and Foundation

Established in Australia in 1991, the Cotton On Group operates in 16 countries worldwide and runs a suite of affiliate retail brands including Cotton On, Cotton On Body, Cotton On Kids, Rubi, Typo, Factorie and Supré.

The Cotton On Foundation, launched in 2007, was initiated after the company funded the completion of a health-care centre in Mannya village, Uganda. The Foundation’s mission is to empower youth globally through quality education to help reduce poverty and improve the lives of those in need. To complement education projects for children in vulnerable communities, the Cotton On Foundation also provides long-term opportunities across health, sustainability and infrastructure programming.

Last updated 19 May 2021

Tourism NT partners with Cotton On Body

The influencer campaign was photographed throughout key destinations within the Northern Territory’s Top End.

Some of the Northern Territory’s most picturesque landscapes will feature in Cotton On Body’s 2019 summer swimwear launch as part of a collaboration between the Australian retailer and Tourism NT.

The range was photographed throughout key destinations within the Northern Territory’s Top End, showcasing the regions natural swimming holes, free-flowing waterfalls, and tropical landscapes.

“This year we wanted to feature an iconic Australian region to celebrate our Aussie heritage, our swim collection was inspired by the colours of our beautiful country so we just couldn’t look past the Northern Territory for its unique swimming destinations,” says Georgina Hood, Cotton On Body global PR manager.

To launch the collaboration, Tourism NT and Cotton On Body will this week take a group of six influencers, boasting more than 422,000 Instagram followers collectively, on a trip of-a-lifetime across the Northern Territory’s Top End.

Along the way they’ll be photographed wearing the swimwear range at various iconic swimming locations in the region, promoting the product and the destination to their wide reaching audiences.

Tourism NT executive general manager marketing Tony Quarmby says that the collaboration will truly highlight the NT’s unique difference for swimming in Australia.

“From Darwin’s Mindil Beach Resort, to the crystal clear waters of Mataranka’s Bitter Springs, Litchfield National Park, and everywhere in between, our partnership with Cotton On Body will show the range of world class and unique swimming options across the Top End,” he said.

“Forget the beach and the local swimming pool. The Northern Territory has some of the best natural swimming spots in the country including remarkable waterholes and hot springs.”

As part of the collaboration, Tourism NT and Cotton On Body will launch a competition from Monday October 7, 2019 giving one lucky person the chance to win a holiday for two to the Top End.

Both organisations will promote the swimwear range and competition across their social media channels, website and eDMs, driving interest in Cotton On Body and the Northern Territory.

Cotton On Group partners with Adyen to advance global eCommerce rollout

Adyen, the payments platform of choice for many of the world’s leading companies, today announced a partnership with the Cotton On Group, Australia’s largest global retailer. With this partnership in place, Adyen is helping to power eCommerce payments for the Cotton On Group brands including Cotton On, Cotton On KIDS, Cotton On BODY, Rubi, Supré, Factorie and Typo on a global scale. The Group selected Adyen in late 2017 and rolled out the payment platform to all markets in April 2018. 

“Adyen provides the Cotton On Group with online payment capability to support our eCommerce channel globally, powering our international growth,” says Brendan Sweeney, Cotton On Group General Manager of eCommerce. “By adopting the Adyen platform, the Group has gained access to a greater breadth of payment capability – all whilst benefitting from a more sophisticated fraud management approach, resulting in lower fraud.  

“Beyond this, local acquiring has helped the Group streamline settlements timelines, improve cash flow, and provide a greater visibility of disputes, refunds and cancellations. Adyen provides us with a convenient single-platform solution that processes the entire payment from beginning to end and keeps all data in one place.” 

With Adyen’s payments platform in place, the Group was able to consolidate its various payment programs and easily switch on solutions like RevenueProtect – an integrated risk management system which allows the business to maintain the perfect balance between fraud defence and optimised conversions. Additionally, Adyen’s ShopperDNA builds a holistic view of the shopper behind each transaction, making it easy for customer service teams to track online fraudsters as they attempt to change networks, devices and identities.

Further, its direct local acquiring licenses allow Adyen to own the entire payment process, eliminating the need to run payments across multiple third-party platforms.  Adyen helped the Cotton On Group launch online banking payment methods in new markets, such as Malaysia and South Africa, as well as offer local acquiring and consolidated processing for the Australian, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Great Britain and US markets.

“We now accept a wide range of payment types that are relevant to our customer in each market, unlocking greater growth,” says Mr. Sweeney.

“Adyen and the Cotton On Group share many of the same values including a relentless commitment to creating a great customer experience. We are honoured to join the Group in this exciting journey as they continue to build an outstanding worldwide customer experience,” said Michel van Aalten, Country Manager AUNZ for Adyen. “At Adyen, we value the opportunity to empower great local companies to succeed overseas, as well as help local merchants to build business domestically.” 


About the Cotton On Group

The Cotton On Group was born in Geelong, Victoria and over the past 25 years has grown to a store footprint of over 1,400+ stores across 18 countries with a team of 22,000 people globally. The Group owns seven brands including; Cotton On, Cotton On KIDS, Cotton On BODY, Factorie, Supré, Rubi and Typo. The Group also has a philanthropic arm, the Cotton On Foundation, which has raised $75 million towards creating 20,000 educational places globally by 2020. 


About Adyen

Adyen (AMS: ADYEN) is the payments platform of choice for many of the world’s leading companies. The only provider of a modern end-to-end infrastructure connecting directly to Visa, Mastercard, and consumers’ globally preferred payment methods. Adyen delivers frictionless payments across online, mobile, and in-store. With offices all around the world, Adyen serves customers including Facebook, Uber, Spotify,, Lorna Jane,, Movember and Showpo.


Ricki-Lee Coulter models her new range for Cotton On Body

She’s got a lot of front! Ricki-Lee Coulter dons a plunging sheer top as she models her new range for Cotton On Body

By Jade Watkins

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She keeps her physique in peak condition with vigorous exercise after shedding a whopping 30 kilograms from her frame over two years ago.

And Ricki-Lee Coulter flaunted her hard-earned slender frame as she got in front of the camera lens to model her Ricki-Lee Army collection for Cotton On Body range for STYLEDby website on Monday.

The singer and television presenter looked stunning, showing off plenty of her decolletage in a plunging black top featuring leather trim and sheer panel detail on the bust.

In front of the camera lens: Ricki-Lee Coulter donned a daring plunging top as she modelled her new Ricki Lee Army for Cotton On Body range on Monday.

She paired the daring tight top with a quirky beanie complete with built-in facinator and some chunky metal necklaces.

Wearing minimal makeup on her complexion, a pop of colour came in the form of some hot pink lipstick on her pout and her ombre locks were styled in soft waves.

The Australian Idol alum earlier shared a snap of herself as she sat in the makeup artist’s chair getting ready for her close-up.

Getting ready for her close up: The Australian Idol alum earlier shared a snap of herself as she sat in the makeup artist’s chair getting ready for her close-up

Ricki-Lee has been collaborating with Cotton On since last year when she released her own range of dance and activewear.

At the time she told OK! magazine that her love of fashion and her distinct style was the perfect marriage in creating the line.

‘I love fashion so when I was asked by Cotton On Body to partner up and do a collection, I couldn’t resist. I feel like I have a distinct style, so I was very hands-on as I wanted the range to reflect my personality,’ she said.

Ready to walk down the aisle: Ricki-Lee is set to wed her personal trainer fiance Richard Harrison later this year

‘The range is affordable, which is hard to find. For me, it was about designing a range that was comfortable, versatile and stylish. I’m really proud of it.’

Set to wed her personal trainer fiancé Richard Harrison later this year, Ricki-Lee has continued to engage in an intense fitness regime to ensure she maintains the perfect bridal body to match her designer gown, rumoured to be made by Steven Khalil.

Once a poster girl for curvy girls, the star has been on an ongoing weight-loss journey since she was first discovered on Australian idol at the age of 18.

The beauty is said to have shed more than 30 kilograms going from a size 14 to a trim size 8.

Richard and Ricki-Lee met in 2009 after the Australian beauty had divorced her childhood sweetheart Jamie Barrington, a builder from the Gold Coast.

In January 2013 Richard popped the question by serenading the pop star with a romantic piano rendition of Coldplay’s The Scientist.

Transformation: Ricki-Lee has been on an ongoing weight-loss journey since she was first discovered on Australian idol at the age of 18. Left she is seen in 2007, right in 2012


Fabric for the body of dolls “Peppy”, 100% cotton, Korea (extra) 50 * 55 cm

“Peppy” dolls body fabric, 100% cotton, Korea (extra).

Fabric for dolls body, dense cotton 100%, made in Korea.

The fabric is sold in 50×55 cm cuts, packed in a bag.
Density 145 g / m2, suitable for patchwork. Gives minimal shrinkage after washing, spills little on cuts.
Price per package – cut 50 × 55 cm.
The tone of the fabric on the monitor may differ slightly from the actual color.

Marina / 06.07.2021

Good evening, send parcels to Turkey


Hello! Yes, delivery to Turkey is possible.

Tatiana / 03/15/2021

Good morning.Please advise the color of the Korean cotton for the doll’s body, so that it is flesh, but not very light. (I used to buy when there was a store at YAM, but the data was not saved, it seemed to be No. 2.


Tatiana, good afternoon! We are glad to see you 🙂 Yes, that’s right – number 2 is a flesh color. Number 1 is light bodily.

Tatiana / 03/12/2021

Good evening.Please tell me: Korean cotton for the body, flesh-colored, but not too pale.


Tatiana, good afternoon! Number 2 is flesh-colored.

Natalia / 11.02.2021

I need 5 meters (do you have in rolls))?


Natalia, hello! This fabric is already cut and packaged, we don’t have it in rolls.

Jeanne / 08.02.2021

Hello. Which shade is suitable for the 115 shade of knitwear white angel?


Hello! Number 1 is closest in tone, the shade is yellower than tone 115. Cotton closest to 115 in color and tone art 210003 number 2.

Svetlana / 05.01.2021

Hello! Can you please tell me which shade of cotton is more suitable for knitwear of 114 tones?


Hello! Color number 2

is suitable for tone 114

Johnson’s Cotton Tenderness Baby Milk for Face and Body 200 ml – Description, Method of Application, Composition

It has been established that babies have 30% stratum corneum and 20% thinner epidermis than adults in special care.The milk “Cotton Tenderness” contains natural cotton. pH corresponds to the pH of newborns’ skin. Due to its light and delicate texture, this product is suitable for newborns from the first days of life. It absorbs quickly, leaving your baby’s skin incredibly soft and hydrated for 24 hours.

  • Does not interfere with the natural development of the skin microbiome 2 .
  • Hypoallergenic formula 3 .
  • pH is close to that of a newborn’s skin.
  • Has a special “Scent of Happiness” 8 , promoting multisensory development 4-7 .
  • Meets the “Clinically Proven Softness” standard designed to meet the needs of baby’s delicate skin.
  • Free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates and colorants.

The product is available in a 200 ml package.

The declared properties are confirmed by the internal data of the company.

1. Stamatas J et al. The microstructure of infant skin assessed in vivo differs from that of an adult at the organizational and cellular level.Pediatric Dermatology 27 No. 2 pp. 125-131, 2010.
2. Study of the clinical effects of the Johnson’s ® “Tenderness of Cotton” line on the microbiome of healthy skin of a newborn. Kimberly Capone, Ph.D., Diana Fricia, Lorena Telofsky, Janeta Nikolovski, Ph.D., Pierluigi Kumo (Johnson’s ® Cotton Tenderness Baby Shampoo and Foam for Washing and Bathing and Johnson’s ® Tenderness cotton “).
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The expert recommends wearing thin flax clothing in hot weather

In the heat, you should rely on natural fabrics that are highly hygroscopic, but you should forget about synthetics.Gazeta.Ru talked with a professor of materials science, stylist and fabric technologist and found out what clothes should be worn at extreme temperatures.

In the summer, it is important to choose the right not only the style of clothing, but also the material from which it is made. To keep it cool, the fabric should be good for air and water. First of all, these are all cotton and linen fabrics.

Anatoly Kulichenko, head of the Department of Materials Science and Commodity Expertise, St.Ru ”, that natural flax of a thin structure with good pores is best suited for the heat.

“It sometimes even has a cooling effect. Cotton and viscose products are in second place. They also have a very good ability to absorb moisture, what we call hygroscopic properties. Absorbing moisture with the seamy side, passing it through its thickness and giving it to the surrounding space, they remove the products of human metabolism, in particular sweat, from the surface of the human skin, ”the expert said.

Stylist Vladimir Kazaryan noted that special attention should be paid to cotton because of the unpretentiousness of this fabric.

“It can be safely machine washed, wrung out and dried in the sun,” he told Gazeta.Ru. – What you need to refresh your clothes every day. I always advise clients to pay attention to loose white cotton blouses and shirts. Put on a loose cotton blouse, accentuate your waist with a wide belt – in combination with loose trousers or an A-line skirt, you will look appropriate and attractive. “

Emil Orujlu, General Director of the Damat-Tween brand in Russia, advises men to pay special attention to cotton, because this is the material that is suitable for work in the office and at home. It is lightweight and comfortable to wear.

Fabric technologist Natalya Zakharova also suggests looking at other natural fabrics: satin, viscose, silk, chiffon, cambric and chambray. All of them have unique properties, for example, chiffon and viscose ventilate the body well, and silk cools it.

It’s better to forget about synthetic fabrics (polyester, nylon, acrylic, etc.) for the summer. Because of them, the body can often overheat, which in turn can lead to heatstroke or problems with blood pressure.

“According to the technical regulations of the Customs Union, which is also called“ on product safety ”, the materials of the first layer, that is, in contact with human skin, must have at least 6% hygroscopicity. And any synthetic fiber has a lower figure, ”explains Professor Anatoly Kulichenko, noting that synthetic fabrics can be worn in the heat only if they have high porosity.

According to Emil Orujlu, one should also forget about dense materials such as jeans and tweed. They trap moisture and heat, causing the body to sweat more than usual, which can lead to wet spots.

Responsibly it is worth approaching not only the choice of fabric, but also the color of the product. “It is desirable that they be light and achromatic,” says Vladimir Kazaryan. “Such clothes reflect the hot rays of the sun better, not allowing the body to heat up, while saturated colors, on the contrary, absorb them.”

The hygiene of summer clothes is something that should not be forgotten either. In hot weather, bacteria multiply especially quickly, so the fabric, no matter how hygroscopic, should be washed regularly and, if possible, choose those that have an antibacterial effect, for example, lyocell.

When choosing a fabric, it is also important to pay attention to its wearability. It should be pleasant to the touch and not chafe, because many summer dresses, jackets, skirts, blouses are sewn without lining.

“Key recommendations are universal. First, choose clothing made from lightweight, breathable fabrics. Second, rely on pastel and light shades that don’t attract sunlight. Thirdly, focus on a loose fit – it does not restrict movement and promotes air circulation, ”sums up Emil Orujlu.

Thermal underwear for Outdoor | “BASK” – the official website of the manufacturer of clothing and equipment

The main task of thermal underwear (base layer of clothing) in Outdoor conditions is to remove fumes from the body and keep warm.For these conditions, the traditional materials were cotton and wool.

However, cotton absorbs moisture too well and retains it to the body, which creates a feeling of discomfort and interferes with thermoregulation. Wool is better than cotton, but still gets wet; wet coat becomes heavier and colder.

The next step was the use of polypropylene fabrics for underwear. Polypropylene was used because it has good hydrophobic properties – compared to wool, it hardly absorbs moisture; thus, polypropylene remains warm and lightweight in humid conditions.And since the weaving of such a fabric is very loose, its surface is covered with a network of pores through which the body’s vapors are freely discharged. The disadvantage of polypropylene is that it absorbs body odors, rolls up (forming small balls on the surface of the fabric) and melts when tumble dried or near a fire, causing a pungent smell of burnt plastic. Therefore, polyester, which rolls less and has better heat resistance, has replaced polypropylene.

But even polyester does not provide comfortable conditions for the skin in warm weather compared to dry cotton.Why? Cotton fibers, unlike polyester fibers, are twisted from many microfibers, which makes cotton much softer and more pleasant to the touch; cotton fits the body better. The microfiber structure of cotton and its hydrophilicity (ability to easily absorb moisture) means that it wicks moisture away from the body until the cotton is soaked through. Once wet, cotton begins to retain moisture in the body, and allows the already absorbed liquid to circulate freely from the skin to the surface of the cotton and vice versa, acting as a heat pump.This is good in warm weather, but bad in cold weather.

The task was to create a material that is as comfortable as cotton, but which can be used both in warm and cold weather, and retains its comfort even when wet. One way to do this is to make polyester from fine microfibers, like cotton is made of. This will allow the material to be more pleasant to the touch, better fit and look better, while at the same time not absorbing a lot of water or dissipating heat from the body.It is also possible to “comb” the microfiber fabric so that it becomes fluffy on one side and wear the product with the fluffy side towards the body. At the same time, the outer surface of the fabric is covered with many pores, which increases the area from which evaporation occurs. Malden Mills’ Polartec (r) PowerDry (r) is an excellent example of this fabric structure. Thanks to the special weaving of fibers, Polartec® Power Dry® dries 2 times faster than natural cotton!

Another option for microfibre material for thermal underwear is Coolmax (r) fiber fabric.Coolmax (r) is a specially designed polyester fiber, developed by Invista (DuPont), with a four-strand thread that provides stretching of the outer surface. CoolMax (r) fiber has 20% more surface area than round fiber and has increased capillary properties. This unique structure absorbs moisture released by the body much faster and immediately transfers it to the outer surface of the garment, where it immediately evaporates.For extremely low temperatures, in addition to the task of thermoregulation and removal of moisture from the body, thermal underwear must also perform the function of thermal insulation.Usually materials for warm underwear also have a two-sided design. At the same time, a very warm inner pile not only absorbs moisture well from the body and transports it outside, but also retains a layer of warm air around the body. And the durable outer surface evaporates moisture well to the outside. This is, for example, the structure of the material Polartec (r) PowerStretch (r). Strong nylon fibers are added to the fabric to protect the outer surface from rolling and puffing.

It is very important that the thermal underwear is elastic and fits well the body – due to this, the efficiency of moisture removal increases and the thermal underwear does not hinder movement during active physical exertion.Sufficient elasticity is provided by the presence of special fibers (Spandex (r), elastane, Lycra (r)) in the composition of fabrics for thermal underwear. In addition, underwear should be made using special flat seams that do not chafe the skin. Thermal underwear for Outdoor has come a long way from simple cotton tops and pants to high-tech products made from special materials.We hope that our recommendations will help you in choosing high-quality thermal underwear.

Evgeny Ustinov,

BASK firm

Body towels in Moscow

Beauty, comfort and durability are the three main characteristics of high quality textiles. We all want the bathroom to become a place of complete relaxation and relaxation: robes were wrapped in a soft, cozy cloud, towels quickly warmed up after taking a shower, fabric colors delighted with their brightness for a long time. High-quality textiles from Togas will give you a soft touch, will delight you with their design and elegant color palette, and will last for many years.

In the Togas online store catalog, bathroom products are presented in several categories.

Terry towels

Every day we use many different sizes of towels: for the bathroom, for the kitchen, bath or beach versions. They make our life cozy and comfortable, warm after a morning shower or evening bath. Togas has three-piece sets, singles and childrens pieces in a variety of colors and sizes. For their manufacture we use high quality cotton, modal or bamboo fiber.All models are very soft, durable and absorb moisture well.


In the Togas collection you will find options for every taste. Women’s – warm and fluffy, as well as elegant lightweight viscose and tencel robes. Men’s kimono-shaped models in luxurious velor and fluffy terry cotton, as well as delicate waffle fabrics. Some of the robes are the result of creative developments of the famous designer Igor Chapurin. Graceful pastel shades, interesting designs and finishes will allow everyone to find the robe they dreamed of.

Bath mats

This textile element is characterized by a high density of the fabric, which provides the product with excellent absorbency. Lush pile rugs or sleek, embossed models – each piece is crafted from high quality cotton. Our catalog contains products in standard sizes in a popular palette of pastel colors, from sophisticated turquoise to golden beige.

For the production of terry fabrics, in addition to 100% cotton, we also use modal and bamboo.Modal is a modernized viscose fiber of plant origin. It is a soft, soft-touch fabric that perfectly absorbs water. An important advantage of such a material is good wear resistance and the ability to maintain its shape even after numerous washes. Bamboo products are incredibly soft, velvety, it is pleasant to touch them with your hand. These fibers are highly hygienic and antibacterial. Textiles made from bamboo fiber are very durable, have excellent breathability and hygroscopicity.

For the collection of bathroom textiles from Togas, not only the best fabrics were selected, high-quality dyes were selected, which guarantee constant color fastness for many years, but also the density and height of the pile of the materials, optimal for comfortable use, were calculated.

Two people were injured because of the cotton gas in Yekaterinburg

Two people were injured because of the cotton gas in Yekaterinburg

Two people were injured because of the cotton gas in Yekaterinburg – RIA Novosti, 24.10.2021

Two people were injured because of the cotton gas in Yekaterinburg

Two people were injured as a result of the cotton gas in Yekaterinburg, the head of the press service of the GUMVD for the Sverdlovsk region Valery Gorelykh told RIA Novosti. RIA Novosti, 24.10.2021

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EKATERINBURG, 24 October – RIA Novosti. Two people were injured as a result of cotton gas in Yekaterinburg, the head of the press service of the GUMVD for the Sverdlovsk region Valery Gorelykh told RIA Novosti. According to him, the incident occurred on Sunday evening in one of the apartments on Moskovskaya street in the Verkh-Isetsky district of Yekaterinburg. He added, that the injured man received 65% of body burns, and the woman – 35%.Doctors provide them with the help they need. According to preliminary data, they tried to set fire to a gas burner in the oven using electrical appliances, but they did not succeed. “While they were looking for matches, the gas continued to go, as a result an accumulation occurred. And when the fire started, there was a cotton. There was no destruction in the dwelling. The temporarily evacuated residents returned to their apartments. The police are conducting an inspection on this fact, “Gorelykh noted. The prosecutor’s office organized an inspection on the fact of gas cotton in Yekaterinburg, as a result of which two people were injured, the supervisory department of the Sverdlovsk region reports.According to preliminary information, the victims were born in 1994 and 2001. Different versions of what happened are being considered. The preliminary cause of the incident is the improper operation of gas equipment by the residents of the house. The prosecutor’s office is investigating the circumstances of the incident. During supervisory measures, it will be established when the gas equipment was checked by employees of a specialized organization, and an assessment of the activities of the management company will be given. Based on the results of supervisory measures, if there are grounds, prosecutorial response measures will be taken, the report says.


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Two people were injured due to cotton gas in Yekaterinburg

EKATERINBURG, October 24 – RIA Novosti. Two people were injured as a result of cotton gas in Yekaterinburg, Valery Gorelykh, head of the press service of the GUMVD for the Sverdlovsk Region, told RIA Novosti.

According to him, the incident took place on Sunday evening in one of the apartments on Moskovskaya Street in the Verkh-Isetsky district of Yekaterinburg.

“Local residents heard a cotton. Police and other operational services arrived at the indicated address.A man and a woman who were at the epicenter of the events were taken from the scene to one of the hospitals in the regional center, “Gorelykh said.

He added that the injured man received 65% of body burns, and the woman – 35%. Doctors provide them with the necessary assistance According to preliminary data, they tried to set fire to a gas burner in the oven with the help of electrical appliances, but they failed. And when the fire started, there was a pop.There is no damage to the dwelling. Temporarily evacuated residents returned to their apartments. On this fact, the police are checking “, – said Gorelykh. with cotton in one of the apartments of the building No. 48 “a” on Moskovskaya Street in Yekaterinburg, “the supervisory agency said in a statement.

According to preliminary information, the victims were born in 1994 and 2001.

Different versions of what happened are considered. The preliminary cause of the incident is the improper operation of the gas equipment by the residents of the house.

The prosecutor’s office is investigating the circumstances of the incident. In the course of supervisory measures, it will be established when the gas equipment was checked by employees of a specialized organization, and an assessment of the activities of the management company will be given.

Based on the results of supervisory measures, if there are grounds, prosecutorial response measures will be taken, the report says.

October 6, 12:30

In St. Petersburg, a gas explosion injured one person

NASA probe collected soil samples from the asteroid Bennu

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American space probe Osiris -Rex carried out an ambitious mission and collected rock samples from the asteroid Bennu, which has accompanied it in space since 2018.

The probe approached the surface of a celestial body with a diameter of 500 meters, known as the asteroid Bennu, for just a few seconds.

NASA called the spacecraft maneuver “high-five” – ​​the short landing of the probe resembled the clap of two palms. To collect the samples, the probe used a jet of gas to knock them out of the rock.

Scientists hope that Osiris-Rex was able to capture at least a few handfuls of cosmic dust. Researchers would like to get at least 60 grams, but if the outcome is most successful, the probe will send about a kilogram of rock to Earth.

Exactly how much soil was collected, it will become clear only in a few days.

Potentially, the cargo of the probe could be the largest by weight, which will be delivered to Earth from space since the Apollo 11 astronauts brought samples of lunar soil to our planet about 50 years ago.

The size of the Empire State Building

Contact with the asteroid Bennu was scheduled for 01:15 Moscow time Wednesday. It happened at a distance of 330 million kilometers from Earth.It was possible to watch him on the website and in the social networks of NASA.

The soil extraction procedure was fully automated. This is an absolute must. The radio signal from the Earth to the point of contact of the probe with the asteroid takes 18 minutes. Therefore, the controllers at the Mission Control Center could not manually control this maneuver.

Asteroid Bennu is an interesting celestial body. It is about the size of the New York Empire State Building and is shaped like a spinning top.

Researchers believe that Bennu belongs to the class of so-called coal or carbon asteroids.This means that most of the chemical elements that existed 4.5 billion years ago, when the planets and the Sun appeared, have been preserved in its rock. That is why scientists are so eager to deliver samples of the Bennu rock to terrestrial laboratories for study.

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Bennu may contain elements that existed at the origin of the solar system, researchers believe

When the Osiris-Rex probe approached Benn in 2018, the researchers got scared.

Observations from long distances with telescopes and radars indicated that the surface of the asteroid is likely to have a loose structure. However, the Osiris-Rex cameras showed that it looks more like a placer of large stones rather than sand.

To make matters worse, scientists have noticed that from time to time, pieces of rock are thrown off the asteroid into space.

Because of this, it turned out to be difficult to find a safe place for contact on the asteroid. To select it, scientists had to study every centimeter of a celestial body.

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NASA simulated landing several times. This frame shows a probe for sampling during one of these “rehearsals”

After careful research, scientists have identified two points at which Osiris-Rex can safely land on an asteroid and take off from it.

The first point, codenamed Nightingale, is about eight meters in diameter. It is slightly smaller than a tennis court or several parking spaces.

The probe flew towards this cramped area at low speed, avoiding obstacles using the automatic imaging system. The most serious obstacle was a two-story house high rock, which the researchers nicknamed “Mount Doom” – much like Mount Orodruin in John Ronald Ruel Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings saga.

Five to ten seconds of contact

After landing, Osiris Rex released the sampling arm and pressed it into the ground.

The ring-shaped end of the arm acts as a kind of “reverse vacuum cleaner”.When it touches the surface, a stream of nitrogen exits under high pressure, which raises a cloud of small pieces of rock.

If everything worked out, then quite a lot of these debris should have ended up in a special tank.

“We believe we will have five to 10 seconds on the surface, after which the probe will take off again, with the samples in the manipulator,” said Sandra Freund, Osiris-Rex project manager at Lockheed Martin Space, prior to the operation.

While collecting samples, the probe took photographs that will allow researchers to determine how well the process went and what might have gone wrong.

However, it will take NASA a few more days to figure out how many samples were collected.

If it turns out that there are few samples and a second attempt is needed, Osiris Rex will attempt to land at a point codenamed Osprey (Sea Hawk).

In any case, the collected samples will go to Earth in a special capsule, which should reach Earth in September 2023.

NASA is also working closely with the Japan Space Agency, which launched the Hayabusa 2 probe, which last year collected soil samples from a different type of asteroid called Ryugu.

A load of samples from Ryugu should reach Earth by December. Many scientists would like to study samples from both asteroids. Among them is Sarah Russell of the Natural History Museum in London.

“We can learn a lot about the early history of the solar system by studying meteorites.

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