5 reasons why cotton pyjamas are so popular - Phriya

5 reasons why cotton pyjamas are so popular

Ever wondered why cotton is such a popular fabric for making pyjamas? We have listed 5 reasons for you which explain the popularity of the fabrics.

What is cotton?

The use of cotton dates back to about 5000 BC. Cotton is grown in tropical and subtropical regions, including the Americas, Africa and India. Cotton is made from the natural fibers of the cotton plant. This specifically concerns the soft, cottony fibers that grow in a sphere around the seeds of the cotton plant to protect them. This material is then spun into yarn which in turn is woven into a nice soft cotton fabric. Cotton has a number of characteristics that make it a popular fabric for making clothing, including cotton pyjamas.

  • It's softness
  • It's sustainability
  • It breathes and absorbs well
  • It is easy to maintain
  • It's versatile
classic white pyjama set for women

Cotton is often used for pajamas because the fabric feels so wonderfully soft and comfortable.


Cotton is strong and durable because it has a high tensile strength. As a result, cotton pyjamas will not easily be damaged or torn.

Breathable and absorbent

The breathable nature of the fabric allows air to circulate around the skin and prevent moisture from accumulating between the skin and your pyjamas, which ensures you will have a good night's sleep. In addition, cotton eliminates moisture from the skin due to the fact that it’s very absorbent.  

Easy to maintain

Cotton pyjamas require little maintenance. You can safely wash your cotton pajamas in the washing machine. We recommend washing your pyjamas on a cold machine wash and to dry them on a rack or clothesline after washing. Cotton is resistant to high temperatures and can be ironed without losing its shape and soft touch.


You may think that pyjamas are worn solely in the bedroom, but that’s far from true. Nowadays there are many brands that pay a lot of attention to the design of their cotton pyjamas so that they can easily be worn outside of the bedroom as well.


With so many good qualities, it is easy to see why the fabric is used extensively in garments such as cotton pyjamas.

Looking for luxury cotton pyjamas?

We offer a range of luxurious mens cotton pyjamas and women's cotton pyjamas, but also ladies pyjamas from other materials.

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