Provides strong natural stretch and is often used for neck and cuff trims, but rarely for full garments. Often a small amount of elastane is part of the fibre blend to further enhance the stretch properties.
Combed ring spun yarn:
Before ring spinning takes place, a combing process extracts shorter fibres and aligns the cotton fibres. This allows for a still finer and smoother quality of yarn, further increasing hand feel and durability. Combed ring spun cotton is used for many Russell products.
Cotton fibres are of different lengths. These fibres can be spun into yarn in different ways, the treatment of the shorter fibres determining the quality of the yarn.
Particularly dense and stable fabric enables high quality decoration on a lightweight t-shirt.