Poly cotton is an artificial fabric made by blending cotton and polyester in a certain ratio. The most common combinations of cotton and polyester are 65% cotton 35% polyester, 60% cotton 40% polyester, 80% cotton 20% polyester and 50% cotton 50% polyester.
All these combinations are slightly different from each other and have unique properties. Application of these blends of poly cotton is also different, depending upon their properties. Blend like these are made to enhance certain properties of a specific fabric by combining it with another fabric.
Cotton fabric is really soft while polyester is used due to it’s strength and durability. Poly cotton is made to combine properties of both in one type of fabric.
Poly cotton is more breathable than polyester due to the amount of cotton in the blend while it has more strength than cotton due to the presence of polyester in it’s composition. However all three types of fabrics, cotton, polyester and poly cotton have their own advantages and disadvantages.