What is cotton?
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What is cotton?

by Kurt Russel on November 11, 2021

Cotton is a natural plant producing cotton fiber looking like a flower when the plant blooms.

cotton matured

The fibers surrounding the seeds of cotton plants emerge in a round, fluffy formation once the seeds are mature.

The earliest evidence for the use of cotton made into textiles dates to 5000 BC and arrives from India. The Indian Civilization flourished due to cotton cultivation, which provided the Indian  subcontinent with comfortable clothing and other textiles.

 Cotton was grown as well in the Americas and used for textiles as long ago as 5500 BC, The Ancient Chinese relied more on silk than cotton for the production of textiles. Cotton cultivation was popular in China from 206 BC to 220 AD.

Cotton textile made its way to Europe in the late middle ages.

.Europe once understanding the value of the cotton became quickly the number one producer and even exported cotton throughout the world. Egypt as a producer of the highest quality cotton available in the world and India with their huge country became the major exporters of cotton in the world.

 Since the earliest days of cotton cultivation, cotton has won the heart of all consumers due to its exceptional breathability and lightness. Cotton fabric is also very soft and has high heat retention attributes.

Cotton still is the most popular fabrics in the world. Cotton has high textile tensile and in its natural color it is light yellowish.

Cotton is very water absorbent, but it also dries quickly You can wash cotton in 90 degree Celsius however it will shrink and it is prone to wrinkling.

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