Head Back to College with Cotton: Dorm Essentials & Fall Trends

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Whether you’re a college student living in a dorm for the first time, or a student just in search of a trendy new wardrobe, back-to-school time is definitely exciting. Even if you’re dreading the return to homework, schedules, and cold weather, it’s also an opportunity for fresh starts: new pencils, backpacks, jackets, and clothes, and if you’re moving into a new place—a whole new decor. Cotton can help ease your transition out of your summer haze and into new school days. Here’s how.

Looking For a New Wardrobe?

Everyone loves shopping for back-to-school clothes, even if they don’t love actually going back to school. But what better excuse do you have to shop than needing trendy, versatile, and cute outfits to wear to class every day? Cotton’s comfort means you will not only look good, but you’ll feel good—confident enough to tackle your busy schedule with flying colors.

When choosing new clothes, remember to check the fiber content label for cotton. Since cotton breathes and doesn’t retain odors like oil-based fabrics, you can wear more and wash less, saving time and energy better spent studying. Let’s face it—doing laundry in a dorm is a huge hassle, between fighting for a washer that works, hoarding quarters, and dealing with fellow students taking your laundry out of the wash if you’re not there to supervise.

Plus, washing your clothes less means they’ll last longer, saving you money you could spend toward spring break or a semester abroad. Cotton also washes out odor cleaner, making it the perfect fabric for all your workout clothes, like yoga pants.

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Moving Into an Apartment or Dorm?

Moving into a new space, whether it’s a dorm or a brand-new apartment, can be daunting. You may be living in cramped quarters with strangers. You may have to share a bathroom with messy roommates, or even use a communal bathroom. In these cases, cotton can help make these uncomfortable situations a little more comfortable. You’ll need a whole lot of new cotton products, from the obvious things like sheets and towels, to the less functional, but no less necessary, things like curtains, rugs, wall hangings, and throw pillows and blankets. Cotton is the smart choice for all of these and more, and for many good reasons.

For example, did you know that research proves you’ll get a better night’s sleep on cotton sheets than on synthetic ones? Because cotton breathes, cotton sheets ensure you won’t overheat during the night, which can seriously disrupt your much-needed rest. Making sure your new bedding is 100% cotton is a great way to ensure you’re getting good sleep during the school year—when you’re not pulling all-nighters, that is.

100% cotton pillows, blankets, and rugs are also easier to clean than other fibers, which will definitely come in handy if you have messy friends or roommates. And if you’re feeling creative, you can even DIY some of your decor! Cotton can help your unfamiliar dorm or apartment feel a little more like a home.

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