Brushed Cotton / Brushing

Brushing is a finishing process used to raise the surface fibres of a fabric. Cotton flannel is an example of brushed cotton. The fabric undergoes a mechanical brushing process and fine, metal brushes carefully rub the fabric to produce fine fibres from the woven yarns, creating extra softness on the surface of the fabric. Cotton can be gently brushed on both sides to make it soft to the touch and extra cosy to sleep under.