All About Cotton

About Cotton

Cotton Growers Assocications/Organizations

ACSA. American Cotton Shippers Association – USA. Membership organization for US cotton merchants, buyers and mill service agents. Calendar of events. Marketplace for members. List of links to web sites, related to the cotton trade.

ACSA. Australian Cotton Shippers Association – Trade organization for Australian cotton traders, dedicated to promotion and export facilitation. Crop and weather reports. Members’ directory. Links to related sites.

AFCOT. French Cotton Association – France. Trade organization for French cotton merchants. List of member companies. English and French.

CCA. China Cotton Association – Non-profit trade organization for companies and research institutes active in the cultivation, processing, manufacturing and trading of cotton fiber and its products. Information about the Chinese cotton industry. Calendar of events. English and Chinese.

CCA. China Cotton Association – Trade organisation for Chinese growers and processors of cotton fibers. Trading site for cotton merchants. Price, trade and weather information. English and Chinese.

CCGGA.California Cotton Ginners & Growers Associations – USA. Non-profit trade organization for local cotton growers and ginners. Industry information, newsletter and calendar of events. Links to related sites.

CICCA. Committee for International Co-operation between Cotton Associations – Roof organization of national cotton associations and individual companies, dedicated to the principal of good trading practices and the sanctity of contracts. List of member associations. Company directory, downloadable on PDF files.

CWAA. Cotton Warehouse Association of America – USA. Trade organization for the US cotton growing and processing industry, involved in developing and implementing the electronic warehouse receipt, the permanent bale identification system, bale packaging, and the development of a uniform cotton flow shipping standard.

China National Cotton Exchange – Non-profit organization of Chinese cotton growers, involved in marketing and forward trading, inspection, warehousing, transport and technical consulting.

Cotton Board – USA. Non-profit organization, dedicated to the promotion of cotton fiber and its products in industry and home. News, research, technical studies, marketing information and economic data.

Cotton Council International – International division of the National Cotton Council of America. CCI’s mission is to increase exports of U.S. cotton, cottonseed and U.S. manufactured cotton products through activities that affect every phase of the marketing chain — from the initial mill buyer of cotton fiber or purchaser of U.S. cotton-rich yarns and fabrics on through to the final consumer.

Cotton SA – South Africa. Non-profit trade organization for the local cotton growers, processors and textile manufacturers. History of cotton in South Africa. Links to publications, crop reports and events.

GCA. Gdynia Cotton Association – Poland. Non-profit, international organization for producers, traders, manufacturers, institutions and organizations in the cotton industry, focused on research, development, testing and arbitration. Categorised members directory. English and Polish.

ICAC. International Cotton Advisory Committee – USA. World wide association of government departments, dedicated to promote cooperation in cotton affairs of international scope and significance. Many links to technical and economic information and publications, on PDF files. Requires Adobe file reader.

IFCP. International Forum for Cotton Promotion – USA. Non-governmental organization of national and international cotton industry organizations, aiming to encourage increased consumer demand for cotton through the implementation of national cotton demand enhancement programs.

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Benefits of Cotton

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History of Cotton

Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective capsule, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genus Gossypium. The fiber is almost pure cellulose. The botanical purpose of cotton fiber is to aid in seed dispersal.

The plant is a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, Africa, and India. The greatest diversity of wild cotton species is found in Mexico, followed by Australia and Africa.[1] Cotton was independently domesticated in the Old and New Worlds. The English name derives from the Arabic (al) qutn ?????, which began to be used circa 1400 AD.

The fiber most often is spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile. The use of cotton for fabric is known to date to prehistoric times; fragments of cotton fabric dated from 5000 BC have been excavated in Mexico and Pakistan. Although cultivated since antiquity, it was the invention of the cotton gin that so lowered the cost of production that led to its widespread use, and it is the most widely used natural fiber cloth in clothing today.
Current estimates for world production are about 25 million tonnes annually, accounting for 2.5% of the world’s arable land. China is the world’s largest producer of cotton, but most of this is used domestically. The United States has been the largest exporter for many years

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Caring for Cotton

Though cotton is globally used for various and assorted needs, it still needs extra precise steps when being cared for. Cotton’s elasticity allows it to withstand high temperatures, has high washability and is very susceptible to dyes. It has an affinity for dyes yet some of the colors like turquoise blue, shocking pink and black always bleed and require special precautions when washed at home. To prevent bleeding, similar colors should be washed together on the specific heat setting that color family needs. There is also cleaning instructions on every cotton garment which calls for a specific washing regiment to ensure that item stays in the best condition possible.
Some cotton applications may require to be dry cleaned only and therefore should not be washed in the household washing machine. Others may need to be hand washed, line dried, or simply soaked. The downside to dry cleaning is that the most effective solvent is also highly toxic. Dry cleaning customers should take their garments out of the plastic bags and air their garments after dry cleaning to air out any lingering toxins.
Though cotton is highly washable, it has a tendency to wrinkle easily. Ironing is the most effective way to get the wrinkles out. There are many tricks and tips to make ironing easier yet the best tip is iron cotton clothing on the “wrong” (reverse, inside out) side, while it is still slightly damp. This will allow for any finish on the cotton to not be harmed and still achieve the crisp look. Doing this process while the cotton is damp allows the added strength of the cotton to help get the wrinkles out and eliminates most friction that would combat the heat when wet. Cotton’s high washability, affinity for dyes, and ability to withstand high temperatures are all factors that make it one of the most usable and wearable textiles in the world.

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Overview of Natural Fabrics

People wear natural fabrics for various reasons, but there are many health reasons as to why you should wear natural fabrics close to your skin. Natural fabrics offer inherent characteristics with antimicrobial properties, water absorption, durability, temperature regulation, and breathability advantages. Some of the top natural fabrics used in clothing are, organic cotton, linen, silk and wool.
Organic cotton is grown without the use of artificial fertilizers, herbicides, and harmful pesticides and free of formaldehyde finishes. Cotton clothes are popular for its breathable nature and soft texture, making it very durable. Cotton has a very good degree of absorbency, durability, and strength.
Linen is also highly absorbent, a good conductor of heat, easy to care for in the long term and the strongest of the vegetable fibers. Silk has unique antibacterial qualities as it contains natural antiseptic in prevention of bacterial growth. Silk naturally kills damaged skin infection, inflammation, prevents fungal disease and more. Linen also has the strongest energy of all fibers generating a feeling of concentration, calm, and depth of thought.
Silk offers lustrous beauty and luxurious softness apart from its many other benefits that many other fabrics struggle to math. Silk may be delicate, but has great advantages above other natural fabrics. It takes color well, washes easily, easy to work with and mixes well with other vegetable and animal fibers. It is quite strong and robust and resists odors and soil well, is tear and wrinkle resistant and quick drying. It is also an all-climate fabric and absorbs up to 30 % of its weight in moisture.
Wool on the other hand has superior breathability, great temperature regulation, and inherent antimicrobial properties. People with severe lanolin allergies and severe sensitivities can wear merino wool, as it is itch-free soft and fine, unlike traditional wool.

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Development of a Cotton Plant

The uses of cotton are very diverse and especially popular in the making of cotton clothes. There are hundreds of other uses of cotton and many do not even realize where cotton comes from or how it is grown and developed.
A cotton plant has a complex structure and it has an indeterminate growth habit with extreme sensitivity to adverse environmental conditions. When temperature conditions and favorable moisture conditions are available a cotton plant’s growth are very predictable, on the other hand.
Development stages of cotton are divided into five stages of growth.
1. Germination and emergence
2. Seedling establishment
3. Leaf and canopy development
4. Flower and boll development
5. Maturation
However, the transitions are not always clearly defined in these stages.
When germination conditions are favorable, the root may emerge within three days. This root is the taproot that grows down into the soil. A cotton seedling may appear around five to ten days after you planted it. In addition, a cotyledon reaches one to two inches above the surface and arranged itself opposite the main stem. A cotton plants structure includes a main stem, different nodes, and internodes, two different branch types namely the fruit and vegetative branches.
New nodes will develop slower when water is less and this usually result in short plants as they give rise to branches and main stem leaves. The stem nodes, which as we just said develop slowly when water is restricted determines the final plant height. Four to five weeks after the formation of flower bids in the plant it will usually start at around the sixth node and successive fruits are not common unless there is a six-day interval. Squaring follows around three weeks late and boll development starts. The square develops into the white cotton flower and the quality and fiber variability will be influenced by the genetic makeup of the variety planted as well as the environment.

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Organic Cotton Clothes

Nobody will dispute the fact that the world’s most popular fabric is cotton. Cotton is used for almost any type of cotton clothes such as sportswear, sleepwear, jackets, dresses, underwear, sweaters, shirts, socks and much more. There is a myriad of other uses of cotton used every day in products that are quite unthinkable.
When you keep in mind that we have a global environmental crises around global warming and as much as possible must be done to save the world, then it makes sense to go for organic cotton farming as well. It is a fact that traditional cotton farming is also having its impact on the environment and with the high demand on cotton alternative farming methods such as organic cotton farming must take precedence.
With the many uses of cotton the demand for cotton grows tremendously and cotton clothes are also something that will never lose its attraction. The demand for cotton obviously makes for more competition and producers of cotton use more pesticides than ever before. It is safe to say that cotton is one of the most pesticide dependant crops as it increases around the world.
In the United States alone over fifty million pounds of cotton pesticides were used in a single year. The use of pesticides in traditional cotton farming is not only taking a toll on global environment, but can also have an impact on human health. A ¼ pound of pesticide is used in the production of only one item of cotton clothes.
Fertilizers and pesticides used on traditional cotton are also linked to surface and ground water contamination, resulting to the pollution of drinking water for humans and animals. Wild-life and fish are therefor also impacted as pesticides diminish reproductive capacity. When you look at some of the above statements it is clear that organic cotton growing should be considered by all cotton farmers.

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Different Types of Clothing Material

There is a very wide array of material that can be used to make clothing, some of them very common and others less common, but still used. Clothes are often made with an assortment of materials and not only a single type such as cotton clothes. Natural materials are cotton, leather and fur and man- made materials such as Spandex, Nylon and Polyester with the less common materials being Jute, Rubber and Hemp.
Uses of cotton for example include the making of denim jeans and overall cotton clothes are the most common type. Cotton clothes are popular amongst all ages as it is great for underwear, T-shirts, baby clothing, bedding and loads of other garments and products.
Leather is a product that has also been used for centuries and may be one of the oldest clothing materials known to mankind. Leather is very versatile and can also be dyed and has a great ability to breath. Its durability and cold resistance makes it ideal for coats and jackets, shoes and belts. The lower layers of animal hide are used to produce suede and although it is similar to leather it is a lot suppler and also less durable.
Corduroy is mostly used for jackets and trousers and quite a rigid velvet material. Wool fabrics are mainly used for winter clothing for its heat retaining properties and the same goes for animal furs. Hemp used for clothing is generally cargo shorts, hoodies and skirts. Rubber can be used for body suits, leggings and dresses. Spandex is very popular for its elastic quality and is a product often used in combination with cotton as well as Polyester. Wetsuits, dancing outfits and swimwear are usually made from Spandex. Polyester is popular for its durability, high color retention and wrinkle resistance and is one of the man-made materials used for clothing.

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Uses of cotton for example include the making of denim jeans and overall cotton clothes are the most common type. Cotton clothes are popular amongst all ages as it is great for underwear, T-shirts, baby clothing, bedding and loads of other garments and products.
Leather is a product that has also been used for centuries and may be one of the oldest clothing materials known to mankind. Leather is very versatile and can also be dyed and has a great ability to breath. Its durability and cold resistance makes it ideal for coats and jackets, shoes and belts. The lower layers of animal hide are used to produce suede and although it is similar to leather it is a lot suppler and also less durable.
Corduroy is mostly used for jackets and trousers and quite a rigid velvet material. Wool fabrics are mainly used for winter clothing for its heat retaining properties and the same goes for animal furs. Hemp used for clothing is generally cargo shorts, hoodies and skirts. Rubber can be used for body suits, leggings and dresses. Spandex is very popular for its elastic quality and is a product often used in combination with cotton as well as Polyester. Wetsuits, dancing outfits and swimwear are usually made from Spandex. Polyester is popular for its durability, high color retention and wrinkle resistance and is one of the man-made materials used for clothing.

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Cotton Clothes for Children with Eczema

Eczema is something that cannot be cured and instead it has to be managed. Triggers of eczema such as clothing must be avoided and wearing the right product is essential. Conscious lifestyle choices have to be made in regards to eating, product usages and clothing. It is impossible to say whether a child can outgrow eczema and apart from medical advice and treatment you should invest in all possible ways to protect a child.
Although eczema is not a life-threatening disease it has a serious impact on the quality of life of a sufferer. AN itchy skin may become sore, weep and crack as well as infections may set in. Research has proved that wearing cotton products and cotton clothes will alleviate the irritation of skin. Cotton is a versatile and very soft product and most people with allergies will be able to wear cotton clothes with great comfort.
Especially clothing that is close to the skin such as underwear will be great if the items are made from 100% pure organic cotton. Bedding mad from cotton is another great possibility when looking for the right bedding for allergy sufferers. Bedding, blankets, under wear, sleep wear, every day clothing, sleeping bags and more are best when cotton fabric is used for sensitive and allergic skin types.
Cotton clothes are not only beneficial for sensitive skin types and people with skin allergies and eczema as it is an extremely durable and comfortable clothing item that most people have in their closet. The fact that it is comfortable for wear both during summer and winter months makes it an extremely desirable product to wear. Wetness is kept from your skin during sweaty summer months and heat is kept close to your skin during cold winter months. An easy wash and wear product that remains on top of every ones shopping list.

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The Versatility of Cotton

Cotton and its uses
Cotton is a very versatile product and some of the most common uses of cotton are:
• Cotton clothes and bed sheets, crochet and knitting yarn
• Cotton is used in terrycloth for the manufacturing of robes, towels
• Cotton clothes such as denim jeans contains cotton
• Creating of cotton paper, tents, fishing nets
• Art paper and bank notes
• Gunpowder, bookbinding and coffee filters
• Cotton seed are used for cottonseed oil

Recycling of Cotton
An environmentally friendly process as no harsh chemicals, dyes or new cotton is used as it gets blended and sorted by color to produce newly recycled cotton from scraps, waste and excess yarn. Other types of textile is blended in and formed into new textile items.

Producing Countries
The largest producer of cotton is India with an annual production of over 34 million bales. India is second with 27 million bales and they mostly use it in their own textile industries. The United States is the largest exporter of cotton, followed by Africa. Five prominent types of cotton grown world-wide are Upland, Asiatic, American Pima, Sea Island and Egyptian. The growth period of cotton is 160 frost free days minimum. To produce a good cotton crop it is important to have fertile soil with lots of water and sunshine.

From Planting and Growth to Cultivation
After planting cotton seed it should germinate within a week to ten days and two leaves will be visible, through which the cotton plant absorbs sunlight. As the plant continues its growth it will approximately six weeks later have small flower buds. The bud will swell and push through its bracts and open into a flower. The flower will pollinate within three days and change color, first from creamy, to pink and then wither. After dropping it will expose a small green cotton pod that contains thirty two seeds and from here the cotton fibres grow. The fibres will continue its growth and in thickness. One plant can bear approximately one hundred bolls and have nearly half a million fibres.
Approximately six weeks after a boll appears, it will split open and dry out, exposing cotton segments, ready for picking.

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The Benefits of Cotton Clothes

The softness of cotton clothes is one of the main reasons why cotton clothing remains popular. Especially for babies and children cotton is very comfortable as the natural fibre absorbs body moisture and allows great air circulation. Children stay dry and warm in winter and cool in summer months. Children suffering from allergies or asthma or are prone to skin irritation, benefits from the non-allergenic properties of cotton clothes close to their skin.
Cotton is very easy to care for as it is durable and versatile, whether you wash it by hand or a washing machine. Wash-and-wear clothing such as cotton is ideal for kids of all ages. The preferred fabric for garments that is skin-tight, such as underwear and T-shirts are made from cotton, because of its softness and breathing properties amongst other advantages. Bedding is another product which is preferable when made of the versatile cotton fabric.
The adaptability of cotton allows for blending with almost any other fibre, including natural fibres like wool or synthetics like Lycra and polyester. As it is white in color, cotton is therefor a very easy fabric to dye and because of its absorbency rate, it holds approximately twenty seven times its weight in water. When looking at the uses of cotton, it is clear why it is used for personal hygiene products and medical products such as swabs and bandages. It is so strong when wet with its absorbency rate so high.
Compared to synthetic fibers, cotton contains no chemicals as it is a natural product, making it more versatile than any other product. It is also a very good heat conductor and often used in the making of tarpaulins, tents and curtains as it does not damage easily by direct sunlight. It is not only cotton fiber and lint that is used for hundreds of products, but also the cotton seeds. A very common use is cottonseed oil and the oil is used in many products. As feed for livestock, cottonseed is very popular and a large range of industrial products such as margarine, soap, candles, paint, rubber, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, emulsifiers, and more.

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On March 9, India announced that the halt of cotton exports was reviewed – on March 2, the Indian government announced  an entire halt of shipments – to aim at the domestic market.

Agents of the producing sector claim that they might have problems with domestic market players, therefore, the Indian government conceded and announced that exports are allowed, but only for the product traded until March 4. If the halt of all exports continues, agents expect price increases.

At the beginning of March, the announcement of the halt led international prices to soar. At some moments, the international increase pushed up values in the Brazilian market. The announcement, on balance, reduced liquidity in Brazil, which was observed in the international scenario as well.

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