I've always found the clothing and fabric documentation to be a little unclear and inconsistent...
The help files state that linen
is generally only seen in the north and is popular with the gypsies, yet it's available for purchase in the south.
The only geographic reference I can find about cotton
states that while it's cheap and readily available, when it's seen in the north it tends to be glossy and floral printed. This sort of implies that it's cheap and readily available everywhere, it's just glossy and floral-printed in the north. This clearly isn't the case because cotton isn't so plentiful. Even before that thing that happened that made cotton harder to get...it still wasn't plentiful outside of Tuluk.
Despite cotton not being readily available outside of Tuluk...Allanaki fashions docs
state that commoner clothing is simpler and cheaper but often imitates the fashion of the nobility. "... while nobles often wear ornately decorated silks and other lush fabrics, commoners wear cottons
, sandcloth or other inexpensive textiles."
So...it's all a little confusing if you look at the documentation and then at how things actually are in game.
I have wondered, like Delirium suggested, whether some of the specific fashion documentation is being ignored because of Tuluk's closure.
I would think that the best choice is to stick to sandcloth and linen for this batch of submissions? Since those are the materials readily available?
Of course that's not saying to stay away from cotton
I just can't help but think that if there are a bunch of cotton crafts submitted, they won't actually be made in game, because of cotton being harder to get.