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Doesn’t cotton by itself have flame retardant characteristics?

No.
Cotton, without the presence of a flame retardant treatment such as Proban, will ignite and burn fiercely, causing extensive burn injury to the wearer. Cotton, however, will carbonize once burnt and fall apart. This is in contrast to, say, a polyester/cotton blend fabric where the high levels of polyester will melt and stick to the wearer, continuing to produce burn injury even when the flame has been extinguished.