The primary difference between traditional cotton and combed ring-spun cotton lies in the way the cotton fibers are processed during manufacturing. Here’s a breakdown of the two:

Combed Ring-Spun Cotton

Fiber Quality: Combed ring-spun cotton is made from cotton fibers that undergo an additional combing process. This process removes the shorter fibers and impurities, resulting in a higher quality and more uniform fiber.

Manufacturing Process: After combing, the cotton fibers are then spun into yarn using a ring spinning technique. This process further enhances the quality and smoothness of the yarn.

Texture and Feel: Combed ring-spun cotton has a softer and smoother feel compared to traditional cotton. It is often described as more comfortable against the skin.

Strength and Durability: The removal of shorter fibers and impurities during the combing process makes combed ring-spun cotton stronger and more durable.

Appearance: Combed ring-spun cotton fabrics tend to have a smoother, finer, and more refined appearance due to the elimination of irregularities in the fibers.

Comped Ring-Spun Cotton (zoomed in x200)
Comped Ring-spun Cotton (zoomed in)

Traditional Cotton

Fiber Quality: Traditional cotton is made from raw cotton fibers that have been harvested and cleaned. It may contain impurities, shorter fibers, and some degree of unevenness.

Manufacturing Process: Traditional cotton goes through a carding process where the fibers are aligned in a parallel manner. This process removes some impurities but doesn’t eliminate all of them.

Texture and Feel: Traditional cotton can feel slightly rougher and may have a coarser texture compared to combed ring-spun cotton.

Strength and Durability: The shorter and less uniform fibers in traditional cotton may result in a fabric that is not as strong or durable as combed ring-spun cotton.

Appearance: Traditional cotton fabrics may have a slightly more rustic or casual appearance due to the natural irregularities in the fibers.

Traditional Open End Cotton (zoomed in x200)
Traditional Open End Cotton (zoomed in)

Overall, combed ring-spun cotton is considered to be of higher quality and offers a superior level of comfort, softness, and durability compared to traditional cotton. It is often used in the production of premium and luxury garments where a smoother texture and enhanced quality are desired. 

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Our Commitment

At BENNY SPORT, we prioritize quality, comfort and softness which is why we exclusively utilize combed ring-spun cotton in our products. Whether it’s a cozy sweatshirt or a breathable t-shirt, our garments made from combed ring-spun cotton offer a touch of comfort that elevates your everyday style.

The removal of weaker fibers during the manufacturing process ensures that our garments maintain their strength and resilience over time. You can rely on our clothing to withstand regular wear without compromising its quality or appearance. By exclusively using combed ring-spun cotton, we prioritize delivering garments that not only look great but also provide a level of comfort and longevity that you can enjoy everyday. Read more on About Us.


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