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What is "Combed Cotton" - Definition & Explanation

A process where the shorter cotton fibers are discarded, making the yarn stronger and softer.
Cotton which has had all short fibers and impurities removed from long cotton fibers that have been carded. Combed yarn is finer, smoother, stronger, and more compact than carded cotton.
The combing process removes the short fibers and any debris that may be in the fiber when it was in the field. A cleaner, more uniform and lustrous yarn results.
Cotton yarn that has been combed to remove short fibers and straighten or arrange longer fibers in parallel order resulting in a smooth yarn used in finer garments.

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