Cotton is a 100% natural fiber used commonly in upholstery fabrics. Cotton is typically the most popular, affordable, durable and comfortable fabric. It is also fade resistant, abrasion resistant, breathable, soft and can be dyed to almost any color, which also makes it more susceptible to stains, dust, and dirt. It is more prone to wrinkles, but also hypoallergenic, and therefore excellent for people with sensitive skin and allergies (assuming it's kept clean). Cotton can be blended with synthetic fibers for added textures and durability. It is simply a best choice for every day use upholstery fabric.