The best cotton, of course, is long-staple cotton! However, many businesses now claim that their fabric is long staple cotton, you can pay attention to, maybe you buy is not necessarily long staple cotton. Because the price of long staple cotton is much higher than that of 100% cotton. So what is long-staple cotton and how to identify it?
Long-staple cotton gets its name from its long fibers
Only 3% of the world’s cotton is long-staple
Long staple cotton fiber length 33 ~ 39 mm, fineness between 7000 ~ 8500 m/g; The strength is 4 ~ 5 grams/root. So the fabric has the characteristics of soft fiber, fast heating, strong warmth, excellent comfort and so on.
Long-staple cotton has better properties than ordinary cotton
Long staple cotton in the same heat conditions, the growing period is 10 ~ 15 days longer than ordinary cotton.
Therefore, the fabric has many advantages: excellent draping sense, silky smooth and comfortable, high color fastness, long washing does not fade, wear and durability, good wrinkle resistance, not easy to pilling, good permeability and moisture discharge.
Identification method of long staple cotton fabric
Because of the characteristics of long cashmere cotton, it is the first choice of high-grade bed fabric material.
But at present long staple cotton fabric lack of identification method, A few businessmen treat ordinary cotton as long – staple cotton bed product sales, the price is also close to or the same as ordinary cotton, from the simple cost reasoning, is problematic.
Therefore, it is necessary to master some basic identification methods for consumers who like long-staple cotton fabric. To sum up, there are several points:
1. You should go to the brand home textile office to buy, which is relatively reliable;
2. Long staple cotton fabrics generally have silky luster;
3. The feel of long-staple cotton is better than that of ordinary cotton, which can be touched and contrasted;
4. The price of long-staple cotton is much higher than that of ordinary cotton;
5. Long staple cotton is generally used for high count cotton fabrics