Fabric Types – Cotton Knit

Sophia Huang and Franky Moore

We chose cotton, in this case being used as a knit fabric. Below is Sophia’s garment that is a knit cotton pullover. The left is a zoomed-in photo of the fabric. The right has the full garment.

Below are three different uses of cotton. The image on the left is a modern Prada dress with cotton and polyester. The central image is a cotton lacework collar, and the rightmost image is an older dress with cotton.

The article we chose was “Dress, Body, and Culture in Brazil” by Rita Andrade and Regina A. Root which looks at the historical context of Brazilian fashion, including cotton and it’s use in Brazil. It’s interesting to see how cotton was used by indigenous people and how it had been used to incentive colonial policy.