What is Cotton?
Cotton is a natural grown fibre. It grows in a boll which is found around the seeds of the cotton plant. Cotton is a cellulose fibre and is soft, absorbent and breathable.
Where is Cotton Grown?
Cotton is considered one of the world's leading crops. Cotton is grown in many parts of the world The United States, China, Australia, Brazil and Uzbekistan are the most popular regions that grow cotton.
Cotton can be woven into many different types of a fabrics from lightweight laces to heavyweight cotton velvets. Cotton accepts dyes well and is easily washable and simple to iron. Taking care of cotton is quite easy. Various finishing routines have been developed that make cotton weaves wrinkle-free, mildew resistant and stain resistant.
Cotton fibres can be categorized into three main groups based on fibre length:
Long Staple Cotton: Cotton Fibres 2.5 to 6.5cm in length or 1 to 2.5 inches create products known as Egyptian Cotton, Pima Cotton and fine woven products such as hosiery.
Medium Cotton: Cotton fibres 1.3 to 3.3cm in length or 0.5 to 1.3 inches this is considered the most common type of cotton.
Short Staple Cotton: Cotton fibres for 1 to 2.5cm in length or 0.5 to 1 inch. This type of cotton is used for carpets and less expensive fabrics such as blended fabrics.