Cotton is a natural fiber that is used in garments and textile production due to its breathability, comfort, and durability. However, cotton fabrics have their limitation such as shrinkage and wrinkling which leads to the development of blended fabrics that works well with other fabrics.
Different types of cotton blends fabrics
1. Cotton Polyester Blend
The cotton and polyester blend fabric is the most popular cotton blend widely used in the garment business and textile industry. The ratio between cotton blend fabric with polyester can either be 50-50 or it can be 80-20. The most common blend is 65% cotton and 35% polyester. The blend includes the benefits of both cotton fibers and polyester fibers. Cotton provides breath ability and softness where as polyester provides durability and strength.
The created fabric is resistant to fading, shrinkage, and wrinkles and making it ideal for work wear, daily wear, and casual clothing. Cotton polyester fabric is easy to take care of and can be dried and machine-washed. It is also less expensive than 100% cotton fabric which makes it a popular choice for consumers and manufacturers.
2. Cotton Spandex Fabric
Cotton spandex fabric is made from cotton fibers and spandex fibers. The blend ratio is 95% cotton and 5% spandex which gives the fabric a comfortable stretch. Spandex is a synthetic fiber perfectly suited for sportswear and gym wear and other garments of daily use. The cotton fabric makes it easy and comfortable to wear.
The blend can be used for various clothing such as jeans, leggings, and workout clothes. The fabric is also popular in the fashion industry due to its durability and versatility. Designers can use cotton and spandex fabric to create flattering and form-fitting garments that are easy to wear. Overall, cotton and spandex fabric is a durable and versatile option for a wide range of clothing options.
3. Cotton Linen Fabric
Cotton blend fabric is a combination of linen and cotton fibers used together to form a breathable, strong, and comfortable fabric. The blend is of 40-45% or 55-60% blend. Linen fabric is famous for its moisture-wicking and durability where as cotton is popular as a breathable and soft fiber that is easy to care for and creates a fabric that is both functional and comfortable. The cotton linen blend is ideal for warm-weather clothing due to its moisture-wicking and breath-ability properties. It is often to make pants, shirts, and skirts. The blend is also popular for home textiles such as table clothes and curtains.
4. Cotton Bamboo Fabrics
Cotton bamboo is a new fabric that is a new type of cotton blend. This blend is typically of 70-80% cotton and 20-30% bamboo. Bamboo is a natural fabric that is popular for moisture-wicking, softness, and durability. It is an Eco-friendly and sustainable-friendly alternative to traditional cotton. When we blend these fabrics, we create a new blended fabric.
This blend is often in items such as underwear, t-shirts, and socks due to moisture-wicking and softness properties. The blend is popular for home textiles such as sheets and towels. The fabric is easy to care for and can dry or machine-washed. It is a sustainable and Eco-friendly option for those who want durability and comfort.
5. Cotton Wool Fabrics
Cotton wool fabric is a combination of wool and cotton that creates a fabric that is both soft and warm. This blend is of 55-60% wool and 40-45% cotton. Wool is a natural fabric famous for its warmth and ability to retain heat where as cotton is popular for fibers that are both functional and comfortable. The cotton wool blend is ideal for cold-weather clothing due to its breath-ability and warmth.
It is often for jackets, sweaters, and coats. The blend is also popular for home textiles such as throws and blankets. The fabric is easy to care for and can machine wash on air-dried and delicate cycles. It may shrink in the dryer, so it’s important to take care of this fabric when drying and washing the fabric.
Cotton polyester blends are popular and offer wrinkle resistance, durability, and easy care. Cotton spandex blends provide flexibility and stretch making them ideal for active wear and other garments that needs mobility. The Cotton linen blends offer moisture-wicking and breath-ability properties, making them ideal during hot weather conditions. Cotton bamboo blends provide an Eco-friendly and sustainable and Eco-friendly alternative to traditional cotton. And lots of other cotton blends make it ideal for getting different qualities of other fibers to get a perfect fabric blend.