I'm in the market for some new bedding and I keep seeing terms like "long-staple" and "short-staple" cotton being thrown around. I'm not entirely sure what these terms mean and how they affect the overall quality and durability of the fabric.
From my understanding, long-staple cotton is made from fibers that are longer and smoother, resulting in a softer and more durable fabric. Short-staple cotton, on the other hand, is made from shorter fibers which can produce a rougher and less durable fabric.
Can anyone provide more information on the difference between long-staple and short-staple cotton fabric? And is it worth investing in long-staple cotton for bedding or clothing items?
Thanks in advance for any insight you can provide!