Material Snapshot: Cotton

Cotton is one of the most widely used and most favoured materials for fashion. It has been cultivated and refined by man for more than 5000 years, but today cultivation methods have become an environmental problem. As designers, we need to know what consequences our choice of materials have, and cotton is one to pay extra attention to.


Cotton is the second highest consumed fibre in the world, accounting for 35% of the total fibres utilized, with applications for nearly all types of apparel and selected...

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