Why we use Australian cotton.
Through our own research and development, we have found it to be the only cotton that provides the stability needed for the garment industry. Australian cotton is a true white cotton, that has an excellent reputation for quality and sustainability world-wide. Australian cotton is the most water efficient cotton industry in the world and has seen an 85% reduction in the use of herbicides and pesticides.
Cotton Australia Partnership.
CB Clothing has been in partnership with Cotton Australia since 2016. Our decision to only use 100% Australian Grown Cotton across our garment range was the logical and conscientious step for our innovative business. Cotton Australia aligns with the evolution of public conversation around creating a sustainable future and meeting the ethical considerations of our customers. Cotton Australia understands the textile customer and supports our social and environmental responsibilities as a clothing manufacturer.
Cotton is a plant grown in the earth. It starts as a seed, and as the plant grows, the flowers drop leaving a ripening seed pod that becomes the cotton boll which contain the fibres inside. These are spun and then woven into the soft fabric we know and love.
Cotton is soft, absorbent, and breathable. Cotton is better than oil-based synthetic fabrics as it allows airflow to pass through the fibres making it comfortable as you exercise, keeping moisture from building up between your skin and clothing.
Easy to Wash
Cotton is easier to wash and care for than other fabrics. It has a high tensile strength, making it strong, durable and less likely to rip or tear in the wash. Unlike synthetics, cotton also doesn’t shed microplastic pollution into our environment.
Cotton is the ultimate choice for printing, as it absorbs the ink more readily than man-made fabrics do. If you’re looking for the most opaque result, 100% cotton is your best bet. This fabric generally has a better result due to its tight weave.
Australia’s track record in delivering consistently high quality cotton over a number of decades hasn’t come easily. A steady and continuous improvement in quality has been achieved through significant practice changes, research and development:
• World class plant breeding and variety selection to suit local conditions
• Efficient and careful management of the crop
• Picked with the latest round bale technology to minimise contamination and maximise fibre disturbance
• Gently ginned with state of the art equipment and world best practice standards
• Graded with modern, certified classing facilities
Carded cotton Combed cotton
Combed cotton advantage.
Cotton is available in a variety of textures and thicknesses. Regular T-shirts are made from carded cotton meaning the fibres have not been brushed for impurities & hence are bulky, fuzzy and create an uneven knit.
At CB Clothing we use combed cotton for all our quality apparel and accessories. Combed cotton is a process which looks and feels premium because it increases the actual quality of cotton. When cotton is literally combed, brushes are used to remove any remaining impurities.
This combing process also removes many of the short fibres. If regular or pre-shunk cotton feels scratchy to you, it might be because of these impurities. If you’re exploring the softer side of cotton, then choosing CB Clothing wont disappoint.