Cotton pads ‘to be avoided in all-weather situations’
Cotton pads are to be avoided “all-weather conditions,” according to the manufacturer of cotton-based pads in Australia, Cotton King.
“Cotton pads should be avoided at all times in all conditions, including rain, wind, heat, snow, sleet, fog, hail, snowfall, cold and cold-related events,” the company said in a statement.
Cotton King said it was working to educate its customers and “ensure that all our customers are fully informed about the risks of wearing cotton-type pads during these conditions.”
Cotton-based softwear, which has been around for more than a century, was introduced in the 1980s by British firm Woolworths, which is now a part of the Woolworth Group.
Its popularity grew with the introduction of high-tech clothing, which included new technologies like “smart” technology that allowed users to control their temperature.
Coffee makers also embraced the technology in recent years, including PepsiCo, maker of coffee.
In the U.S., the U-M-Toledo study found that among the top 20 allergens reported by consumers were cotton-containing clothing, including cotton-satin fabric, cotton-fiber fabric, polyester and nylon-sash fabrics.
It said a recent study on a cotton-filled jacket was one of the worst in history.