How to distinguish cotton and linen fabrics

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The easiest way to identify the components of clothing fabrics is the combustion method, and cotton and linen fabrics are no exception. The method is to take a strand of cloth containing warp yarn and weft yarn at the seam edge of clothing or fabric, ignite it with fire, observe the state of burning flame, smell the smell of burning cloth yarn, and see the residue after burning, so as to judge whether the cloth composition is consistent with the clothing durability label, in order to distinguish the authenticity of cloth composition. Cotton and hemp are made of cotton and hemp, so they also have the characteristics of cotton and hemp.  
Cotton fibers and hemp fibers are instantly ignited near the flame and burn rapidly, the flame is yellow, blue smoke, generally no caking phenomenon, and eventually become powder. (Cotton and hemp are natural ingredients. In general, natural ingredients will be powdered after burning. Fabrics with other chemical compositions will cake or granulate after burning.  
Generally, cotton-linen interwoven fabrics are mostly cotton for warp and hemp for weft, so their texture will be firmer, sag feeling better, feel softer than pure hemp, feel smoother, delicate cotton-linen will feel cooler, more hemp components will feel a little rough. However, cotton and hemp are mostly light-weight, which is more suitable for summer and autumn clothing. Its appearance maintains the unique rough and straight style of linen fabrics and has the soft characteristics of cotton fabrics, which are relatively fine and not easy to fuzz.


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