is a trademark for a loosely woven cotton fabric that is used to make shirts and underwear. It was introduced in late 19th century England
by Lewis Haslam, Sir Benjamin Ward Richardson and Richard Greene, who in 1888,formed the Aertex Company
. By 1891 Aertex was manufacturing women's underwear in Aertex fabric. Aertex has always been popular for undergarments and sportswear and since the 1970s, it is made into shirts, blouses and skirts for summer wear. It was the forerunner of the cotton thermal knit worn as casual wear.