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What is cotton?

Cotton is a soft and fluffy fibre that grows on the cotton plant, a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including Africa, Egypt and India. Dating back to prehistoric times, cotton fibre is commonly spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile; it is the most widely used natural fiber cloth in clothing today.

Strength and durability

Cotton is a highly durable material thanks to its molecular structure which is formed from 90 percent cellulose. Its strength means it is tear-proof, will not lose its qualities after washing and can last for years. At URBANARA, we use it widely: from beautiful bed linen to bedspreads and towels. In fact, you’ll probably find it in every room in the home. Depending on the desired use, it is possible to process cotton in different ways. For example, to create a satin-like effect or a softer, brushed finish.


Thanks to cottonʼs rather close-knit surface structure, it is both soft and cool and, depending on how it is woven, creates a very breathable fabric. As its air pockets are small it does not offer a great deal of heat protection, though cotton fabrics may be brushed on one or both sides to make them warmer. In general, as cotton is allergy friendly, smooth and soft, it is perfect for warmer months. It is particularly good for clothing as it has a high moisture absorbency which makes it a practical material for drying yourself after a bath or sauna, as clothing for sports and for bedding.

cotton fibres
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✓ Long-lasting

✓ Breathable

✓ Allergy-friendly


Cotton is a naturally soft material that feels comfortable against the skin. CARE We recommend washing cotton products at 40°C. Cotton is also suitable for tumble-drying. For best results, refer to the care instructions on your cotton product.