Cotton

Cotton Neps

Cotton Neps - Fabriclore

What are Cotton Neps?

  • Cotton neps are tangled bundles of cotton fibers. These fibers are produced either during the harvesting of cotton or during the ginning process.
  • Most of the time, the structure of cotton neps is tighter than that of worsted neps, which are known to have a more loose arrangement.
  • Neps fabric may be divided into three categories: seed coat with entangled fibers; trash with entangled fibers; and merely entangled fibers without contaminating particles. Contaminating particles are typically composed of immature or dead fibers.
  • Neps may be distinguished on the basis of whether they are mechanical or biological.
  • It might have a white color, a creamy white color, a blue-white color, a yellowish-white color, or a gray color.
  • Its tenacity ranges from 3 to 5 grams per density.
  • It has a texture similar to that of fibers.
Cotton Neps

What Makes it Stand Out?

It has a nep, which is a structure that looks like little knots and is intertwined with fibers. 

Care Instruction

  • Depending on the color of the cotton, it may either be machine washed or dry cleaned. Before washing the clothes, make sure to read the care instructions on the label.
  • Pretreat any stains before washing to remove them.
  • Mix and match different shades of the same hue.
  • Warm water or a cool cycle is required for light-colored clothing, while cold water is required for dark-colored clothing.
  • Bleach may be used to clean cotton.
  • Cotton shrinks after washing, so pre-wash the cloth if you plan on stitching it.
  • You have the option of drying it by hand or by putting it in the dryer.
  • Line drying cotton is preferable to drying it in the dryer since it is more likely to become wrinkled.

Cotton Neps

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