Cotton is a soft, staple fiber that grows around the seeds of the cotton plant (Gossypium sp.), a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, India and Africa. The fiber most often is spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile, which is the most-widely used natural-fiber cloth in clothing today. It is a natural fibre.
History of Cotton
Cotton was cultivated by the inhabitants of the Indus Valley Civilization by the 5th millennium BCE to 4th millennium BCE. The Indus cotton industry was well developed and some methods used in cotton spinning and fabrication continued to be used till the modern Industrialization of India. Well before the Common Era the use of cotton textiles had spread from India to the Mediterranean and beyond.
Uses of Cotton
Cotton is used to make a number of textile products. These include terrycloth, used to make highly absorbent bath towels and robes; denim, used to make blue jeans; chambray, popularly used in the manufacture of blue work shirts (from which we get the term "blue-collar"); and corduroy, seersucker, and cotton twill. Socks, underwear, and most T-shirts are made from cotton. Bed sheets often are made from cotton. Cotton also is used to make yarn used in crochet and knitting. Fabric also can be made from recycled or recovered cotton that otherwise would be thrown away during the spinning, weaving, or cutting process. While many fabrics are made completely of cotton, some materials blend cotton with other fibers, including rayon and synthetic fibers such as polyester. It can either be used in knitted or woven fabrics, as it can be blended with elastine to make a strechier thread for knitted fabrics, and things such as stretch jeans.
Cotton Producing Countries
The top five cotton producing countries in the world are:
India - 38.5 million bales
China - 25.3 million bales
United States - 19.2 million bales
Pakistan - 9.0 million bales
Brazil - 7.2 million bales
Due to the easy availability of raw cotton in India, we offer bags made from different cotton-based fabrics like canvas, linen, corduroy, velvet, khadi and many more.
Cotton Bag Facts:
One lightweight cotton bag saves 227 plastic bags from being used and thrown away.
One heavyweight cotton bag saves 314 plastic bags from being used and thrown away.