The best cotton throws
This is one of the most ancient material of our world: the oldest fragments of cotton are 7000 years old and were found in Tehuacan valley in Mexico. It’s at the end of the 16th Century that it spreaded in the warmer regions of America, Africa and Eurasia.
Today the most used textile fabric in the world.
You can find a wide range of different types of cotton:
- Egyptian cotton: considered the best in the world for bed fabrics. It is hand collected to obtain intact fibers. The fibers are very thin, offering a high waterproofness and resistance. The material is soft and silky.
- Flannel cotton: the material has a fluffy aspect, very soft to touch. It is known for his convenience and capacity to keep the heat.
- Percale cotton: it has a very tight knitting, is very soft, easy to maintain and iron.
- Jersey cotton: it is hypoallergenic, produced by knitting and is very elastic.
- Satin cotton: it has a shiny side and a matte side. It is a high-quality soft cotton.
- Organic cotton: very fashion these days it is produced by manufacturers not using OGM. The absence of these substances makes the final fabric better for the skin.
Its best power? Its insulating capacity. If you scratch it, the surface will pill easily. The fabric can also contain hot air at the body contact and keep it warm. It is capable of holding up very high temperatures: you can actually boil white cotton.
8 reasons to choose a cotton throw
- Easy to maintain
- Highly absorbing
Cotton throws are amazing allies to help you sleep: the softness feels like a caress on the skin. It’s not an irritating fabric so a perfect solution to all the family members, especially the ones with a sensitive skin.
How to choose your cotton throw? Considering two factors:
- The size of the throw: it has to be big enough so you can wrap yourself in. But not too big or it’s going to hang down on the floor and bother you.
- The grammage: it’s the heating capacity. The denser it is, the warmer the throw will be.
How to take care of it?
It’s pretty easy, you put it in the washing machine between 60 and 90 degrees. You can even use bleach on white cotton but don’t use chlorine or it will burn the fibers.
For organic cotton: don’t wash it above 40 degrees, use an organic detergent and don’t use the dryer.
If your white cotton throw tends to get yellow or has food marks, you can use lemon juice and baking soda to clean it.