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Swiss Cottons / Swiss Cotton

Swiss Cotton is a soft fiber that grows around the seeds of the cotton plant, a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, India, and Africa. However, virtually all of the commercial Swiss cottons grown today worldwide is grown from varieties of the native American species. The fiber is most often spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile, which is the most widely used natural-fiber cloth in clothing today.

Swiss cotton fiber, once it has been processed to remove seeds and traces of wax, protein, etc., consists of nearly pure cellulose, a natural polymer. Swiss Cottons production is very efficient, in the sense that ten percent or less of the weight is lost in subsequent processing to convert the raw cotton bolls (seed cases) into pure fiber. The cellulose is arranged in a way that gives Swiss cotton fibers a high degree of strength, durability, and absorbency. Each fiber is made up of twenty to thirty layers of cellulose coiled in a neat series of natural springs. When the Swiss cottons boll is opened, the fibers dry into flat, twisted, ribbon-like shapes and become kinked together and interlocked. This interlocked form is ideal for spinning into a fine yarn.

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Art Gallery Fabrics
Batiste
Birch Organic Fabric
Broadcloth Chambray Checks
Broadcloth
Chambray

 

Checks

 

Corduroy Dots Double Gauze-Organic Cotton
Corduroy
Dots
Double Gauze-Organic Cotton
Fabric Finders Fabrics Flannel Florals & Prints
Fabric Finders Fabrics
Flannel
Florals & Prints
Knit Lawn Monaluna Organic Cottons
Knit

 

Lawn
Monaluna Organic Cottons
100% Certified Organic Cotton
Novelty Organdy Philips-Boyne Fabrics
Novelty
Organdy
Philips-Boyne Fabrics
Pima Classics Pique Plaids and Tartans
Pima Classics
Pique
Plaids and Tartans
Riley Blake Designs Robert Kaufman Fabrics Seersucker
Riley Blake Designs

Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Seersucker

 

Spechler-Vogel Fabrics Special Fabric Cuts Stripes
Spechler-Vogel Fabrics
Special Fabric Cuts
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Stripes
Swiss Cottons Twill Windham Fabrics
Swiss Cottons
Twill
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