Modal is a very soft fiber that is made of the wood pulp from the beech trees. Modal fabrics don’t enervate.
Modal is more resistant to shrinkage than cotton and it takes and holds dye easily.
Modal fabrics are soft and if they are washed in hard water, they don’t withhold minerals, like limestone, on the surface. They can be ironed like pure cotton after they are washed.
Modal fiber is about 50% more hygroscopic than cotton. It means that it is very absorbent and it keeps the skin dry.
Thanks to this reason, modal is often found in underwear, bedding and towels. Modal is often blended with cotton to have better quality.