Uses of Cotton Fabric

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Cotton is one of the oldest known natural fibers. According to Cotton Council International, cotton is a natural, renewable, biodegradable and sustainable fiber. Cotton is used in the majority of clothing, particularly men's and boys'; the National Cotton Council of America claims that cotton supplies 70 percent of this market.

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Levi Strauss & Co., a major producer of jeans and denim, says that cotton is used in 95 percent of its products. Jeans have become a basic staple in the American closet since Levi Strauss began manufacturing them in 1873.

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From the classic white cotton T-shirt that brings to mind James Dean to the button-up work staple, cotton is the main fabric used to make a breathable and comfortable shirt.

Shirts
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Cotton is a main fabric used in underwear, from briefs to undershirts. Since cotton is breathable, absorbent and soft, it's ideal for use in garments that are close to the body.

Underwear
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Cotton makes up more than 60 percent of the market for sheets, pillowcases and bedspreads. Cotton is also widely used in other home furnishings such as curtains and pillows.

Bedding
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Towels and washcloths are made almost exclusively of cotton. Cotton fiber is absorbent and the best fabric to use in bathroom and kitchen towels.

Towels
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