Wait a minute - the title of this article says that a heavy sweatshirt is great all year. Aren’t sweatshirts only cold-weather gear? Well, there’s more to a sweatshirt than meets the eye, especially one of our heavyweight 100% cotton sweatshirts.
While you might not have thought of hoodies or other sweatshirts as summer wear, and you might be comfortable without them, you might be surprised that you won’t just look great in our sweatshirts throughout the year, you’ll be surprisingly comfortable as well!
While it should come as no surprise that a sweatshirt is a great companion piece of clothing during the colder months of the year, you might be a little more than surprised to learn that cotton, even heavyweight cotton, is designed for comfort even when the mercury starts to rise.
But first, what is heavyweight cotton? To understand this, you need to understand a little bit more about the background of producing cloth and fabric from this amazing natural fiber.
Sometimes cotton fabric - like other materials such as leather - is weighed in ounces to give a measure of its thickness. While there is no universally accepted definition of what it means to be heavyweight, a heavyweight cotton garment is going to be thicker, softer, and more comfortable than a lightweight garment (like many t-shirts).
Heavyweight cotton is not only softer and more comfortable, though. It is also more resilient to wear and likely to hold its shape better for you throughout the seasons.
You may have heard that cotton was prone to shrinkage - while that can be true sometimes, we only use pre-shrunk cotton fabric here at Just Sweatshirts, so that heavy sweatshirt you have your eye on will fit you perfectly once you get it, and remain that way for many years to come.
To answer the question of comfort, since cotton is a natural fiber, it has many advantages that synthetic materials lack. For one thing, and in league with the premise of this article, it is naturally breathable. While we don’t feel the need to explain why a softer, fuller heavyweight sweater will keep you warmer in the winter, we’d love to be the ones to let you know that even in the heat, a 100% cotton sweatshirt will breathe in order to keep you cool!
The Joys of Cotton
Temperature regulation only scratches the surface of the joys of cotton, though. When you make an investment in a heavyweight garment like one of our 100% cotton sweatshirts, you will get a lot more than just all-seasons comfort.
As we have already said, cotton naturally holds its shape and softness well, so your sweatshirt will fit you beautifully and stand up through many seasons, many years of comfort.
Cotton is also naturally hypoallergenic, which makes it suitable for people who are prone to allergies, and since it is breathable, it can keep you dry and more comfortable as well. This is one of the reasons that many of the most ultra-premium sheets are made from nothing but 100% cotton.
Also, as cotton is a natural fiber that is grown and not manufactured, it is much better for the Earth. Not only is it not harmful to produce, but it is also biodegradable and can be reproduced for years to come.
These are some of the additional benefits of cotton, but there are many more. To learn more about its unique and wonderful selling points, read our recent blog on some of the amazing benefits of cotton.
Now Pick Out a Style You Love
Once you learn more about the value of a heavy sweatshirt, the only thing that will remain for you to find the style that you love and run with it.
Here at Just Sweatshirts, we offer a number of different styles in sweatshirts and other tops and bottoms in cotton that will appeal to a wide range of tastes.
Whether you’re looking for something classic like a collegiate cut or you like the modern, slimming contemporary style of the sweatshirts in our Privé Collection, you’ll be sure to find something that you can love and wear for many seasons.
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