The cotton-rich sheet is different from normal cotton sheets. While most people prefer 100% cotton sheets, cotton-rich sheets are perfect in some instances. They are more durable, easier to clean and less prone to wrinkles. These characteristics make them ideal choice for a child and student. “Cotton-rich” comes in two-three different meanings.
Alternative to 100% Cotton
Cotton-rich fabric is not 100% cotton but it is blended with polyester or another kind of material to make it more durable, to make the sheet feel softer, and less resistant to wrinkling and tearing along with other benefits. Other materials are used to made cotton-rich sheet without sacrificing the durability of the fibres.
Alternative to 100% Egyptian Cotton
Cotton-rich fabric is a blend of various qualities of cotton that improve the durability of the fabric. Some Egyptian cotton is used in order to make the fabric smooth and soft, and other varieties make the fabric lengthen and strengthen the fibres, so the sheet itself lasts longer. Other lower-grade cottons are not as soft as Egyptian cotton, it can be much stronger and easier to use to weave.
Cotton Rich Bed Sheets
A variety of sheet types are ranging from 100% cotton to viscose rayon from bamboo to various blends of materials. It is important to consider thread types, weaving types and what kind of fabric they are made of when you are comparing and contrasting sheet sets.
Cotton-rich bed sheets mainly blend with polyester and cotton. When you see a fabric sheet named as “cotton rich” is to be made primarily of cotton. It is a very important thing to check the ratio of the blend of materials, as well as what is blended with the cotton. Generally, polyester is the primary source of secondary material in cotton-rich sheets. Polyester is a cheap and inferior alternative to cotton. Manufacturers started to find other ways to mix cotton and polyester fibres after affected by high cotton prices.
Cotton rich mixtures fabrics became popular and now they are widely used by textile manufacturers with a ration of 70:30 cotton-polyester blend and 80:20 cotton-polyester blend ratio. Even a small portion of polyester does not weaken with high levels of bleaching and improves both the fabric’s tensile strength and its tear strength.
The polyester provides amazing strength to cotton and make it very stable and reduce shrinking. Thus cotton-rich sheet suffers over multiple laundering compared to 100% cotton sheets. However, to make the reduction in shrinkage, the fabric needs to have polyester in both the weft and warp.
Cotton rich products combine the breathability of cotton and luxurious handle along with high productivity and the cost advantages obtained with polyester. However, the transition from 100% cotton to cotton-rich has brought some problems that manufacturers and rental launderers have had to learn to solve.
“Cotton-rich” bed sheets are the popular product and slowly taking the place of basic sheets like 100% Rayon from Bamboo and 100% Egyptian cotton. They have indeed a plethora of advantages, like breathability, strength, and improved durability. These sheets are a medium; where affordability meets comfort, and durability meets style.