Detail photo - blue & white brushed twill cotton Fabric


Grayscale diagram illustrating yarn pattern in twill weave fabric
Detail photo - blue & white brushed twill cotton Fabric

Brushed cotton twills are very versatile and offered in many things, such as chinos, flannels, chamois. Usually made using thicker yarns, which often results in a heavier weight textile. The contributor to quality in most fabrics is the length of the individual cotton strands that makes up the yarn. Longer strands require fewer twists to stay together and thus are less brittle and have a softer hand and more durability. Visually, the defining characteristic of brushed twill is its soft appearance which is a result of the fabric being brushed after weaving. At finer and more traditional mills this is done by hand, but commonly it is done by machines with mechanical metal brushes that carefully rub (called napping) the fabric. This raises the fibers out from the loosely spun yarns, obscuring the weave and helps to give the fabric a very soft hand feel. It also aids in removing the loose fibers that are less tightly bound to the yarn or have fallen into the nap from prior shearing, which helps to control piling. The fluffy raised fibers of brushed cotton, trap air particles and also reduce contact with the skin, which reduces the amount of heat being conducted away from our bodies, thereby improving the insulation capacities of the fabric and increasing warmth. Brushed cottons are prone to slightly more shrinkage than regular weaves. Brushed cotton twills are widely used for bedding items as well as garments.
  • Weave - Brushed Twill
  • Composition - 100% Cotton
  • Origin (weave) - Portugal
  • Origin (print/dye) - United States
  • Pre-Shrunk - Yes (Water & Dryers Only)
  • Additional Shrinkage - Very Low (1%)
  • Wrinkle Resistance - Medium
  • Care - Standard Launder / See: Garment Care
  • Colorfast Level - Medium