1 What are main cotton varieties?
RING SPUN COTTON - Ringspun cotton is made from the seedpod of the cotton plant whichiscontinuously twisted together to make very fine cotton rope. The twisting action makes short cottonhairsstronger and softer. Ringspun cotton is a lighter weight than regular cotton, but the fabric is softer and more durable.
COMBED COTTON - Combed cotton is an extremely soft version of cotton made by specially treating the cotton fibers before they are spun into yarn. As a general rule, combed cotton is slightly more expensive than conventional cotton. The extremely soft, strong material is ideal for making bed linens and clothing which will be worn against the skin. If the textile used in a cotton product is combed cotton, it will usually be clearly identified.
ORGANIC COTTON - Organic cotton is generally understood as cotton and is grown in subtropical countries such as Turkey, China, USA from non genetically modified plants, that is to be grown without the use of any synthetic agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers or pesticides. Its production also promotes and enhances biodiversity and biological cycles. In the United States cotton plantations must also meet the requirements enforced by the National Organic Program (NOP), from the USDA, in order to be considered organic. This institution determines the allowed practices for pest control, growing, fertilizing, and handling of organic crops.
2 What is merino wool?
Merino wool is the material shorn from Merino sheep. These sheep are sought after for their coats, which are said to produce the finest, softest wool available. This wool is often used for athletic garments, as it breathes and wicks better than most synthetic fabrics. It comes in different grades that are based on the strain of sheep and its associated climate setting.
There are two types of Merino sheep: horned rams and Poll Merinos. Poll Merinos have small stubs, or scurs, if they have any horns at all. Merino rams have long, spiraled horns. There are also many strains of these sheep, which depend on the area in which they are raised, but the four basic are Peppin, South Australian, Saxon, and Spanish.
Merinos are extremely adaptable to variable temperatures, so they can be found in many areas of the world. Even though Australia is the leading producer of Merino wool, New Zealand produces the highest quality of this soft wool, which is softer and more finely crimped than other wools. There are five basic grades: strong, medium, fine, super fine and ultra fine. The wool is measured by micrometers — the lower the measurement, the finer the fiber.
3 What is thread count?
Thread count refers to the number of threads, both vertical and horizontal, in a one-inch square of fabric.Count both lengthwise & widthwise. i.e. - 100 threads lengthwise + 100 threads widthwise = 200 thread count.
Using finer threads also allows for more thread to fit in a square inch. Finer thread often results in smoother, softer fabrics, part of the reason high thread count fabrics are considered more desirable than fabrics without one. Finer thread also results in a more fragile fabric, however, which may not always be ideal. Two-ply fabrics help solve this problem somewhat by strengthening the threads and creating a more durable, though heavier, fabric.
While it has become common to shop for such things as bed linens based exclusively on thread count, it is important to take other considerations into account. How the cotton is treated can be a much more decisive factor in comfort and overall feel, as can the final finishing of the fabric.
How to get a sample?
Sample swatch will be provided freely. Yet the courier cost will be paid by customer before order is confirmed.
4 What is our terms of payment?
Our terms of payment is 30% deposit to start production, the balance to be paid against copy of shipping documents. If the amount is big, we can also accept L/C at sight.
5 How to make an order?
After sample and price is confirmed, you can send us your purchase order or we will send our sales confirmation. After order is confirmed, you need to pay the deposit to start production. Once the goods are ready for shipping, we will send shipping sample for your final approval. After shipping sample is approved, we we will ship the goods. Then we will send the copy of shipping documents for the balance of the payment. The goods will be telex released after we receive the balance of the payment.
6 How do we assure quality?
We will send sample for your approval before order is confirmed. The goods will be made as per your specification. After the goods are ready, we will also send shipping samples for your checking to assure the goods are made as per your requirement. Our QC will inspect the goods before every shipping to assure the bulk products are the same as the shipping sample you received.
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