Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case. The fiber is almost pure cellulose.
The first place where cotton was actually recorded to be spun into thread and used in the creation of a fabric is in Pakistan back in 3,000 BC. This occurred in the Indus River Valley.
The fiber is most often 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.
Cotton is a light fabric which gives enough room for air circulation and is very gentle on the skin. The physical properties of cotton are great for a fabric that will be worn for a long duration.
Cotton Saree has all the comfort and light feel that a woman can desire. The cotton saree also provides insulation in cold conditions
Pima cotton is among the softest and most delicate kinds of cotton in the world because of its extra-large staple fiber that exceeds the size of average cotton fiber.
A good quality saree are Durable. Sarees whether they are pure weaves or designer ones, retain most of its luster and newness even after a decade. The Cotton Sarees are cheaper, more affordable than most other garments or ensembles.
Different types of cotton sarees: Sambalpuri Saree, Tant Saree, Khadi saree, Chanderi saree, Dhakai saree, Chikankari saree and Gadwal saree.
Wash n' Care for Cotton Saree
Sarees are always as precious as diamonds in a women’s wardrobe. At the same time it requires immense care for it runs the risk of getting ruined through improper storage or wash.
Before washing a cotton saree soak the saree in warm water for 20 mins with rock salt. This will prevent the saree from colour bleeding in the subsequent washes.
Use shampoo or mild detergent to wash the saree. Do not brush the saree vigorously. Gently dip and dry the saree.
Do not wring it vigorously; instead, hang it over a water-tap and allow the excess water to drain off. Hang the saree to dry in a shaded area.
It is advisable to starch cotton sarees to ensure that they retain their stiffness and stay stain-free.
Store the saree in a light cotton muslin cloth. This will give the saree breathing space and will prevent one saree from sticking to another when kept in a pile