Although cotton webbing is not as strong as its counterparts, one of its biggest advantages is its ability to discharge static electricity. Cotton is one of the best fibres for apparel such as webbing tape for clothing or workwear, due to its comfort, washability and ability to deal with perspiration.
Although thin and lightweight, cotton webbing can still be strong to a certain point. Cotton webbing has a great texture and is the easiest to sew. Due to being a natural material, cotton webbing is one of the more expensive types of webbing, however, the benefits of the natural fibre feel and appearance are those that can only be gained through using cotton.
The lightweight nature and soft, natural feel of cotton webbing makes it a popular choice for easy to cut and sew tote bag handles. It is also used for belts in uniforms (sometimes woven via the shuttle loom method for the fully woven edge) and other garment and fashion belts.