Bamboo velour feels more stay-dry against the skin and is super soft. It also holds slightly more fluid than cotton. However, bamboo does not like dry heat so should be kept away from radiators. It is also the warmest fabric.
Cotton absorbs faster than bamboo velour but also feels more damp against the skin when wet. Cotton is generally more robust than bamboo and can withstand more tumble drying and radiator drying.
Brushed cotton is also known as flannel or wincyette and is fast absorbing so good for gushing. Brushed cotton can go "bobbly" quite fast so is not as aesthetically pleasing but does feel fairly dry against the skin.
Our brushed cotton and bamboo velour fabrics are ice-dyed by hand so some variation is to be expected, and we strongly recommend using a colour catcher when washing and will include one with hand dyed .