What Is Cotton Twill Material?

by Hallie Engel

Rugged cotton twill is commonly used to make clothing, including trousers, jackets and hats. The unique design of twill fabric makes it durable and able to withstand regular wear and tear. Like all cotton fabrics, twill should be dried on a cool setting to prevent shrinking and stored away from direct sources of heat and light.

Cotton Twill Basics

Cotton twill fabric consists of yarn woven horizontally through vertical threads, creating a pattern of interlocking diagonal ribs that run on a parallel. This design has several aesthetic benefits, as it does not show dirt as easily as other materials. Substantial and sturdy, it also resists creasing and wrinkling.

Uses and Cleaning

Cotton twill clothing can often be placed in a washing machine; some pieces may require professional dry cleaning, so always check the care label. Like all cotton fabrics, twill should be dried on a cool setting to prevent shrinking and stored away from direct sources of heat and light.

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About the Author

Hallie Engel is a food and lifestyle writer whose work has appeared in several international publications. She served as a restaurant critic for "Time Out Abu Dhabi" and "Time Out Amsterdam" and has also written about food culture in the United Arab Emirates for "M Magazine." She holds a bachelor's degree in communications and film studies from University of Amsterdam.