June 21, 2019

Summer Clothing: Cotton vs Polyester

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Summer Clothing: Cotton vs Polyester

Keeping cool is the key to having an easy summer.

When you look in your closet, you’ll likely find two common fibers. Cotton and polyester: these two fibers can make similar looking clothing, but could not be more different from one another. Their biggest difference? Cotton is a natural fiber, while polyester is a man-made, synthetic fiber. So let’s take a closer look at these polar opposites:

Does polyethylene terephthalate sound comfortable? No way!

  1. Being a fiber derived from oil, polyester repels moisture. This means polyester fabrics do not absorb sweat and can result in a warm, clammy feel.
  2. People with sensitive skin may find an issue with polyester clothing due to its artificial make up.
  3. Since polyester is produced from petroleum, it is not considered sustainable and it is not biodegradable




Let’s state the obvious: cotton is comfortable.

  1. Cotton allows moisture vapor to freely transfer through the fiber, lowering the humidity between the fabric and the body, which gives off a cool feeling.
  2. Cotton is great for sensitive skin because it breathes extremely easily, especially for those with conditions like eczema.
  3. Cotton is completely biodegradable and its waste is reusable, making it very sustainable.





Polyester is artificially-made, so it’s made in a factory with chemicals. Cotton, on the other hand, comes straight from mother nature. And because it is natural, it is safe. Barnhardt knows that safety is a top priority, so they set out to create the safest cotton on the planet. That’s where we come in! Purified Cotton withstands an intensive 12 Hour Purification Process to ensure the softest, safest, and superior cotton.

About Purified Cotton

Purified Cotton™ is 100% pharmaceutical grade purity—nothing more, no surprises, no chemicals, toxins, or contaminants. It’s the highest grade of cotton available to the world, best for contact with sensitive human skin, and the only grade that can truthfully be called pure.