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Desirable qualities of Linen

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Cotton is absorbent making it suitable for towels and undergarments. Cotton is a strong fibre and can withstand the friction required in laundry work. This makes it suitable for school uniforms, children’s clothing and bed linen. Cotton can withstand mild alkalis and stain removers hence making it ideal for household linen and daily wear. Cotton can withstand high temperatures.   This makes it suitable for items that need to be sterilized such as dish clothes, towels and napkins. Cotton is a good conductor of heat thus keeps the body cool in warm weather. Cotton does not generate and hold static electricity therefore clothes do not cling to the body when worn. This makes it ideal for outdoor clothing. Cotton takes in dyes easily therefore comes in a wide variety of colours. Cotton is resistant to attack from moths.   Undesirable Properties of Cotton  Creases easily  Shrinks readily  Yellows with age… Read More »COTTON

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