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What is Hydro Cotton?

What is Hydro Cotton?


Hydro cotton uses a particular weaving process by which the fabric’s yarn has either a low twist count or untwisted loops. This method increases the surface area of the individual fibers, resulting in a much more absorbent textile. Ideal for bath towels, rugs, pajamas and other home goods, this weaving method is commonly found in higher-end products. Hydro cotton can be made from long staple fibers, which can rival the softness and luxurious feel of premium Egyptian or Pima cottons.

There is a special varation called Hygro® cotton that features a hollow core. Hygro® cotton is specially designed to help regulate temperatures and absorb moisture more efficiently than standard Hydro cotton and other common fibers. The unique spinning technology used in the production of this type of cotton also causes the material to grow softer over time.


Benefits of Hydro Cotton

  • The fabric softness can increase over time by using proper washing techniques. It's recommended that you don't use fabric softener, which can decrease the natural absorbency of cotton in addition to the absorbency of the weave.
  • The weaving method creates a plush, fluffy texture with an increased surface area that is perfect for drying off quickly.
  • Hydro cotton is commonly blended with other types of cotton for specific uses in a wide variety of items.
  • Hygro® Cotton is specially designed to be more absorbent and get softer over time.
Hydro Cotton Towels Folded