Tag Archives: COTTON WOVEN FABRIC CLIPS
A Guide to the Eight Common Fabrics You Wear Every Day

COTTON Cotton is everywhere. It is casual, but it can be dressy. It’s basics. It’s socks, underwear, and sheets. It’s easy. It’s ‘the fabric of our lives.’ Cotton is the best selling fabric in the US and one of the best worldwide. The word comes from the Arabic ‘quatun’, which means ‘fancy fabric.’ Cotton is […]

Types and Growth Conditions Required for Cotton Cultivations

Cotton Cultivations: Types and Growth Conditions Required for Cotton Cultivations! Cotton is the main natural fiber accounting for about 50 per cent of the world’s fiber supply. Besides being the source of fiber, cotton plant is also the basic raw material for the production of edible oil and cotton seed meal. The latter is one […]

Cotton candy

Cotton candy (U.S., India, Canada), candy floss (UK, Pakistan, Ireland, New Zealand, India, South Africa, Canada), or tooth floss(South Africa), and Fairy Floss (Australia) is a form of spun sugar. According to the New York Times, the confection “is almost 99.999 percent sugar, with dashes of flavoring and food coloring.” Made by heating sugar and spinning […]

Is cotton the best fabric?

When I was a kid , there was a very tall cotton tree in one of my neighbors backyard with  fruits which looked like long mangoes. I was very fascinated with the fruits and thought that must give a lot of cotton. When the fruits ripen, they open up and a  silky white fur  is […]

USES OF COTTON

Cotton is known for its versatility, performance and natural comfort. It’s used to make all kinds of clothes and homewares as well as for industrial purposes like tarpaulins, tents, hotel sheets and army uniforms. Cotton fibre can be woven or knitted into fabrics such as velvet, corduroy, chambray, velour, jersey and flannel.  In addition to […]

Are Cotton Balls Good Insulators?

A thermal insulator is a material that does not conduct heat well. By minimizing heat energy transfer from one material to another, insulation prevents heat from escaping or entering an enclosed area. Cotton balls are good thermal insulators. Principles Heat moves through some materials better than others. Dense materials are good conductors because they consist […]

Cultivating and Harvesting

Cultivating and harvesting Cotton is grown anywhere with long, hot dry summers with plenty of sunshine and low humidity. Indian cotton, gossypium arboreum, is finer but the staple is only suitable for hand processing. American cotton, gossypium hirsutum, produces the longer staple needed for machine production.Planting is from September to mid November and the crop […]

Cotton Still the “Fabric of Our Lives”

Cotton today is the most used textile fiber in the world. Its current market share is 56 percent for all fibers used for apparel and home furnishings and sold in the U.S. Another contribution is attributed to nonwoven textiles and personal care items. It is generally recognized that most consumers prefer cotton personal care items […]

U.S. Cotton Subsidies and Cotton Production

* Cotton is grown in 85 countries and exported by 55. * The US is the second largest cotton producer and by far the largest exporter in the world and regularly ships 40 to 60% of its yield abroad. * As the largest exporter, the US currently accounts for more than 50% of the world¹s […]

Variety of Cotton Products

 Synthetic fibres, the proportion of cotton in terms of all fibres used in the textile industry is declining. In 1900, cotton made up about 80% of all fibres. By 2003, this had fallen to about 35%. Nevertheless cotton remains an important fibre and it is used to make a wide variety of products. The bulk […]