Cotton Fabrics And Its Cleaning Tips

The use of cotton fabrics can be traced back to 7000 years. It is one of the most natural fabrics which are both affordable and eco-friendly. Cotton is harvested naturally and it is used for a wide range of products which include clothes, bath towels and many more.

Cotton fabrics are renowned for its extreme versatility, softness and durability. It is also one of the most comfortable cotton fabrics available today. These fabrics can withstand daily wear and tear as it is quite durable. As it is absorbent it can be dyed easily. It is also resistant to high temperature.

Cotton Fabrics

There are different types of cotton fabrics available today and some of the most common types of fabrics include the following:

Knitted Cotton: This type of fabric is made of soft and stretchable cotton by machines. It is mainly used to manufacture T-shirts.

Woven Cotton: It is available in three different types which include twill, plain and satin. The denim fabric is made from cotton twill weave. Satin weave fabric is soft and luxurious. It has a matt finish on one side and a shiny finish on the other side of the surface.

Cotton Fabrics

Non woven cotton: These fabrics are created by using chemicals to hold the fabrics. Diapers, cotton pads and filters are manufactured using non woven cotton fabrics.

As cotton fabrics are used daily and consistently, it is susceptible to stains. Chocolate stains, blood stains and food stains are quite common on these fabrics. Tea and coffee stains are also common on cotton fabrics.

Different stains can be removed in a different manner using various stain removers. Coffee and tea stains can be removed with the use of table salt. Brush the fabric and soak it in cold water for half an hour. Wash the fabric thoroughly after the stain has disappeared. Grease stains can be removed by using shampoos. Use a toothbrush to scrub it thoroughly.  White vinegar can also be used to remove stains. Lipstick stains can be easily removed with the use of milk. Stained clothes need to be soaked for a few minutes before it is rinsed and washed thoroughly.

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