Most people do not realize that there is a significant difference between conventional and combed cotton. Combing cotton is a way to make the clothing fabric feel more exclusive, stronger, and softer through a highly developed production process. The products made from combed cotton are especially suitable for sensitive skin since they provide a softer feel and are generally gentler.
Combed Cotton is attaining after removing the shorter fibers (about 1 cm or less) of the cotton fiber with a combing machine while leaving a longer and neat fiber. Combed cotton yarn is better in quality than the normal yarn. Fabric made of combed cotton yarn has better texture, washability and durability . Combed cotton is adding a sophisticated carding step in the process of spinning. The practice is to comb to the shorter fibers, and remove the impurities in cotton to create a smooth yarn, so that cotton is more tough, difficult to pilling, and cotton quality is more stable.
The combed cotton is made by specially treating the cotton fibres before being spun into yarn. There are numerous special treatment processes to soften the cotton fibres. Generally speaking, combed cotton is slightly more expensive than regular cotton.