What is cotton?
Cotton is made of bomuldsplanter, which makes that cotton is one of the most widely used fiber in the world.The use of cotton for clothing can be traced several thousand years back in time. There are several different types of cotton. The most useful are the mexican plantGossypium hirsutum.This is used just for the production of clothing.Cotton fabric is made by picking the small hairs, which surrounds and protects the bomuldsfrøet on bomuldplanten. Then it becomes the web of thread or yarn which is then woven into textiles. It is this seed-wool, we use for the manufacture of yarn and fabrics.When the fibers are processed, consists of nearly pure cellulose, a natural polymer. China, India and the UNITED states are the three countries in the world where the production of cotton is the highest. Cotton is a very soft material which makes it comfortable to wear. A large part of the cotton we use is svedabsorberende, which makes it very useful. Cotton is also one of the fabrics, which dry quickly and are easy to be swept up.Cotton, with its many properties is used for several different things. Cotton is generally a big part of our everyday life, since cotton is used for both clothing, towels and duvet covers.When it comes to clothing is cotton, most used in the T-shirts, jeans, stockings and underwear. This is because cotton is a material that is nice to have close to the body.Cotton is characterised by the fact that it is very durable, breathable, soft and comfortable. Cotton has the disadvantage that it can absorb much water and is therefore not recommended for bl.a. friluftsbrug.
Cotton, like linen and hemp are 100% biodegradable at the end of its life. However, cotton is one of the most environmental-demanding crops there are. The cotton industry uses more the 25% of the world's insecticides and 10% of the world's pesticides. According to the world health Organization, die ca. 20,000 people in u-countries, as follows of cancer, miscarriages pga. chemicals that are sprayed on conventional cotton. The production of cotton requires nearly 2,500 liters of water for the production of a single T-shirt, which again puts great strain on the environment. In the future we see hopefully a tax on cotton in the areas where there are shortages such as south Africa and California.There is a growing market for organic cotton which will mean 0% insecticides, pesticides and other chemicals that will address the high mortality developing countries.At G&M we have a large selection of cotton and jersey, which are supplied by suppliers from Berlin and Paris. We feel a great responsibility within this area, therefore, our collaboration emerged, with care around the work with to produce cotton.Our tip:
you Should throw yourself into a new project, why not try to sew your own T-shirt and put your own stamp on it? If you are looking for something new for your home, then cotton perfect for the duvet cover, and by sewing your own, you can get exactly the color or pattern you want.Tips for the washing of cotton:
of Cotton open at high temperatures and have, therefore, best to be washed on 95 degrees, so sæbevandet can flush through the fiber and remove the dirt in the cotton. However, it is important to read vaskeanvisningen! It is different, what the individual bomuldsvare tolerate of the box. temperature. We have made easy for you, by you on all of our fabrics can see the care instructions. Cotton can hold to both the pressing, rolling, liquid cleaners and ironing at high temperature, but not higher than 200 degrees.
You will find a great selection of cotton and jersey fabrics right here.