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StatementEdna L. Clark
ContributionsClark, Edna L.
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Pagination5 leaves.
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Open LibraryOL25645815M
OCLC/WorldCa466111456

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It has hundreds of uses, from blue jeans to shoe strings. Clothing and household items are the largest uses, but industrial prod- ucts account from many thou- sands of bales. All parts of the cotton plant are useful. The most impor- tant is the fiber or lint, which is used in making cotton cloth. Uses of Cotton. It is basically used for every type of clothing from jackets to normal shirts. In home,it finds its use in bed sheets and curtains. Its seed oil is used in food and cosmetics. It is also used in coffee filters. It’s seeds are fed to cattle and crushed to .   Cotton is also used to create denim for jeans and many other clothing materials. Sometimes it is blended with other materials to improve its qualities. Cotton is also used to create fishing nets, tents and cotton paper. Cotton paper is used to create banknotes and high quality art paper. It is also used in coffee filters, gunpowder and bookbinding. The seed of the cotton plant also has some important uses. Cotton is one of the oldest known natural fibers. According to Cotton Council International, cotton is a natural, renewable, biodegradable and sustainable fiber. Cotton is used in the majority of clothing, particularly men's and boys'; the National Cotton Council of America claims that cotton supplies 70 percent of this market.

Cotton clothes are not only soft, but durable and comfortable too. It is also simple and easy to maintain. Cotton made fabric were already in vogue even for thousands of years ago. At present, this type of fiber includes a wide range of apparel such as shirts, sweaters, dresses, sleepwear, jackets, and socks to name a few. Advantages of Wearing. Everything Old Is New Again. In her book Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash, Susan Strasser, a professor of history at the University of Delaware, traces the “progressive obsolescence” of clothing and other consumer goods to the then, and especially during World War I, most clothing was repaired, mended, or tailored to fit other family Cited by: Cotton clothing protects against from heat in the summer and cold in the winter by providing thermal insulation as the cotton fabric traps air between the fabric fibers. The cotton fibers in clothing hold the fabric away from the skin, further allowing for more air to be trapped between the skin and fabric which helps with insulation and comfort. The seeds are separated from the cotton fiber mechanically. The process continues by spinning threads from the remaining, seedless white fiber. The threads are then woven to make cloth, which can be dyed. Cotton was grown in Pakistan’s Indus Valley more than 5, years ago. Cotton was grown and used to make clothing in ancient Egypt.

  The most common natural fibers used to make clothing are cotton, hemp, ramie, linen, lyocell / Tencel, wool, and silk. This article on cotton is the first in a series that examines each of these natural fibers in their journey from the field to the fashion runway as they journey to rise to ecofashion stardom or sink into conventional toxic. In addition to textile products like underwear, socks and t-shirts, cotton is also used in fishnets, coffee filters, tents, book binding and archival paper. Linters are the very short fibres that remain on the cottonseed after ginning, and are used to produce goods such as bandages, swabs, bank notes, cotton buds and x-rays.   Cotton is used in many everyday items. Here are some examples of things cotton is used in (this is not an all-inclusive list): Cotton fiber and linters: Apparel; home textiles (sheets, towels, blankets, rugs, window coverings, etc.); tampons; diap. Uses of Cotton: The bulk of cotton production is consumed in the manufacture of woven goods, alone or in combination with other fibres. The principal types of woven fabrics are—print cloth, yam fabrics, sheetings, fine cotton goods, napped fabrics, duck, tyre fabrics and towels.