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What is silver of cotton?

Hi everyone,

I recently came across the term "silver of cotton" and I'm not sure what it means. I've tried searching for it online but couldn't find any clear explanations.

I'm hoping someone here can help me understand what "silver of cotton" is and if it has any significance in the textile industry or in general.

I'm not familiar with textile terminology, so any insights would be appreciated.

Thank you!

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Hi everyone,

I came across this thread while researching about cotton fibers for my fashion design project. As far as I know, "silver of cotton" is not a commonly used term in the textile industry.

However, one interesting type of cotton fiber that I came across during my research was "Pima cotton." Pima cotton is known for its softness, durability, and natural sheen. It's grown mainly in the southwestern part of the United States and is considered to be one of the highest quality cottons available.

Pima cotton is known for its long fibers, which can be spun into finer, stronger yarns than regular cotton fibers. This results in a softer and more luxurious fabric. Pima cotton is often used in high-end clothing and bedding due to its superior quality.

So, while "silver of cotton" may not be a term commonly used in the textile industry, there are certainly other types of high-quality cotton fibers available that offer unique properties and benefits.

Hope this helps!


Hey there!

I actually work in the textile industry and can provide some insight on what "silver of cotton" means. It's actually a term used to describe a special type of cotton called Sea Island cotton. It's considered to be the "silver standard" of cotton due to its superior quality.

Sea Island cotton is grown in only a few select places, including the Caribbean and small areas in Georgia and South Carolina. It's known for its long fibers, which make it incredibly soft and strong. Because of its superior quality, it's often used in high-end luxury products such as dress shirts and bedding.

So to answer your question, "silver of cotton" refers to Sea Island cotton, a premium cotton known for its exceptional quality.

Hope that helps!


Hi everyone,

I found this thread while doing research for my thesis on sustainable textiles. From my understanding, "silver of cotton" seems to refer to a specific type of cotton that has been treated with silver nanoparticles.

This treatment gives cotton fabric certain antimicrobial properties, making it a popular choice in the manufacturing of medical textiles such as scrubs and lab coats. Silver nanoparticles have been shown to be highly effective in preventing the growth and spread of bacteria.

While there are certainly benefits to using silver-treated cotton in medical settings, there are also concerns about the environmental impact of silver nanoparticles on aquatic life and the overall ecosystem. As such, there is ongoing research into alternative methods of achieving these properties without the use of silver nanoparticles.

I hope this sheds some light on the topic from the perspective of sustainability and environmental impact.


Hello there,

As far as I know, the term "silver of cotton" is not a commonly used term in the textile industry. It could be a new term that someone has coined or a regional variation. However, based on my understanding, there is no such thing as "silver of cotton" but rather a different type of cotton known as "Egyptian cotton."

Egyptian cotton is known for its superior quality and is often referred to as the "king of cotton" due to its luxurious feel and durability. It has longer fibers that can be spun into finer yarns, which creates a softer, smoother and more breathable fabric. Products made using Egyptian cotton are often considered to be high-end due to its quality.

So, it could be a possibility that someone is referring to Egyptian cotton as the "silver of cotton" due to its premium nature.

I hope this helps to offer some clarity on the topic.


Hi there!

I recently came across the term "silver of cotton" while researching about eco-friendly fabrics for my line of sustainable clothing. After some digging, I found out that "silver of cotton" is actually a term used to describe a type of fabric made using silver-coated yarn.

This type of fabric is known for its antibacterial properties, making it great for activewear and undergarments. It's also used in medical settings for clothing and bedding due to its ability to resist bacteria and germs.

I personally think it's a really interesting concept and I'm considering using it in my upcoming sustainable activewear line. It's great to see how advancements in fabric technology can not only benefit the environment, but also provide functional benefits to the wearer.

Hope that helps!

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