Cotton is the perfect summer yarn as it feels soft and cool on the skin. The fibres are known for their breathability and absorption, which makes cotton yarn perfect to wear in high temperatures. Unsurprisingly, cotton has been popular for a long time - records of its use go back to India and date to approximately 5000 BC.
Cotton is a natural fibre which originates from the seed hair of cotton plants. The plants are from the genus Gossypium and need a lot of sun and water to grow. The seed hair is essentially a protective casing surrounding the cotton seed, which is known as a boll.