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Why is 100 percent cotton the best?

Hey everyone,

I've been doing some research on textiles and fabrics lately and I keep coming across the term "100 percent cotton" as a preferred option. I'm curious to know why this type of fabric is considered the best. I know cotton is a natural fiber, but what properties make it better than other fabrics like polyester or rayon? Also, is 100 percent cotton always the best option or are there certain situations where other fabrics might be better? Any insights or experiences would be greatly appreciated!

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Hi there,

I personally prefer 100 percent cotton fabrics because they feel great against my skin. Cotton is a breathable fabric that allows air to circulate, which is important for me because I tend to sweat easily. I find that cotton helps me stay cool and comfortable in hot weather. Additionally, cotton is a durable fabric that doesn't easily pill or stretch out of shape, so my cotton clothes tend to last a long time.

In terms of other fabrics, I do sometimes opt for polyester or rayon blends, depending on the garment. For example, I wear polyester workout clothes because they wick away moisture and dry quickly. However, for everyday wear, I always choose cotton.


Hello everyone,

As someone who loves quilting and sewing, I find that 100 percent cotton fabrics are the best option for these crafts. Cotton is easy to work with, and the fact that it comes in a wide range of colors and patterns makes it an ideal choice for quilting projects.

Cotton fabrics also hold up well over time, which is important for items like quilts that are meant to be passed down from generation to generation. Additionally, cotton fabrics can be pre-washed before use, preventing any shrinkage or color bleeding issues that might arise after the quilt is made.

In conclusion, if you're into sewing or quilting, I definitely recommend using 100 percent cotton fabrics for your projects. They're durable, versatile, and make a stunning finished product.


Hi there,

In my personal experience, 100 percent cotton bras and underwear are the best options for daily wear. Cotton is a breathable fabric that helps prevent yeast infections and other female health issues caused by wearing synthetic or tight-fitting fabrics. Cotton bras and underwear are also soft and comfortable for all-day wear, which is important for me as I work in an office environment.

That being said, there are instances where I wear other fabrics, such as lace or silk underwear for special occasions. However, I find that cotton is always the most comfortable and reliable option for everyday wear.


Greetings everyone,

In my personal experience, 100 percent cotton is indeed one of the best fabrics for clothing. Apart from being breathable, this fabric is also hypoallergenic, which makes it a great choice for people with sensitive skin like me. I’ve had experiences with other fabrics where my skin would break out in rashes and itches, but not with cotton. Also, cotton fabrics are easy to clean and maintain.

However, I wouldn’t say that cotton is always the best option in every situation. For instance, when I travel, I prefer wearing clothes made from synthetic fibers because they’re lightweight and dry quickly, which is great for packing light. So it really depends on the situation and the intended purpose of the clothing.


Hello everyone,

As someone who cares about sustainability, I always choose 100 percent cotton fabrics because they're biodegradable and can easily be composted after their useful life. In contrast, synthetic fabrics like polyester are not biodegradable and contribute heavily to the pollution of our environment.

Apart from sustainability, I also love how versatile cotton fabrics are. They can be used for all kinds of clothing, from casual wear to formal wear, and can be dyed into a variety of colors. However, there are certain situations where cotton doesn't perform well, such as in rain or when exposed to a lot of moisture. In those situations, I turn to fabrics like nylon or GORE-TEX, which provide better water resistance.


Hello everyone,

As a person with a more active lifestyle, I found that cotton fabrics don't do well in high-intensity sports activities or exercises. Therefore, I choose sportswear made from synthetic fabrics, which are designed to wick moisture away from the body and keep you cooler during workouts.

I find that cotton fabrics tend to absorb sweat and become heavy and uncomfortable to wear during long workout sessions, which is why I always opt for clothes that offer better moisture management. In summary, cotton is great as casual wear or in mild activities, but if you're into sports or workout activities that are a bit more intense you may want to go for sportswear made of synthetic materials.

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