Soft and strong, lightweight and protective. Whether it is a knitted jersey or elevated woven piece, cotton is undeniably one of the hardest working fabrics in your wardrobe. The extensive variety of pieces that can be made from this versatile fibre makes it one of the most popular materials around.
Cotton has been cultivated for centuries, and there are over 300 varieties available. The quality is defined by the length of each fibre – the longer the staple length, the smoother and softer the fabric. Egyptian, Sea Island and Pima cottons are considered the finest types around, and make for particularly sharp shirts, suits, T-shirts and accessories.
The HUGO BOSS Cotton Commitment outlines our approach to responsible fashion from the sourcing of cotton, the use of land, chemicals and water, as well as the socio-economic factors involved. You can find out more on our .
Cotton is widely used because it has so many benefits. Here are the top reasons to buy products containing cotton.
Cotton very rarely causes skin issues – so it is even used in baby clothes and medical products like bandages, and why dermatologists recommend wearing it.
Cotton wicks moisture away from the skin and can hold up to 20% of its own weight in water before feeling damp. This helps you feel fresh and dry throughout the day. Feel the cooling effect on the body as the moisture evaporates from the cotton.
Cotton fibres are strong and tend to stay together longer than synthetic products. This means cotton products last a long time, resist wear and can be washed many times before seeing the effect of age. High-quality cotton will actually feel better the more you wash and wear it.
As a natural fibre, cotton is completely breathable and has inbuilt flexibility. This makes it ideal to wear against the skin or in layers, providing effortless comfort in every situation.