Ribbed cotton is a material that is created using a particular weave that creates a surface to the fabric that includes raised lines or ribs. One of the main benefits of ribbed cotton is that the material is easy to clean and also allows for a healthy flow of air through the weave.
Clothing is one of the most common uses of ribbed cotton. This is due to the fact that cotton creates a material that is soft to the skin and tends to wear very well. Men often choose to wear a ribbed cotton t-shirt underneath a dress shirt, as the presence of the cotton material moves easily with the body and also provides an effective barrier to synthetics used in many shirts today. Workout clothes are also sometimes constructed of ribbed cotton, as they tend to move with the body easily and do not inhibit the ability to perspire during the workout.