What Is The Combed Cotton Used In My Polo Shirt?

Combed Cotton Polo Shirts


This is another post in the series of questions we get asked.  Many cotton polo shirts used for logo embroidered apparel are made of combed cotton.   What does that mean when a polo is a combed cotton polo shirt and does it make a difference in the buying decision for your custom embroidered shirts?

It is actually a very simple question with a very simple answer.

Cotton Combing Explained

Combing is a process by which the short fibers of a yarn are removed and the remaining longer fibers are arranged in parallel order for a high quality yarn with excellent strength, fineness and uniformity.

The combs used have long metal teeth, and only barely resemble the comb used on hair. However, they are used in a similar fashion with one comb holding the fiber while the other is moved through the cotton fibers.

Combed cotton is used for quality fabric with high thread counts like apparel, linens and other items made with fine cotton. Since the cotton is combed, more imperfections are removed. 

When it comes to logo embroidered polo shirts, the combed cotton makes a softer and more durable fiber.  It also provides for a more uniform construction and look in the fabric.

Yes, combed cotton polo shirts are slightly more expensive, but they do provide a great value in return.

A combed cotton polo shirt makes for a great choice when considering options for custom logo embroidery.  And now you know why.

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About Jeff Taxdahl

With over 20 years’ experience in embroidery and business ownership, Thread Logic owners Jeff and Wenda Taxdahl, and the Thread Logic team, know what it takes to make custom logo embroidered apparel that people are proud to wear.