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Cotton Production Process

Cotton Production Process


PRODUCTION Before cotton can be processed into the many products it becomes. It must be planted, irrigated, nurtured with fertilizer, protected from unwanted weeds, grasses and insects and harvested. This usually means loosening the soil to the depth of 1 to 2 ½ feet with tillage equipment. This will allow water and cotton roots to penetrate the soil and support the plant…


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What is Kona Cotton?

What is Kona Cotton?


We have some exciting news today plus a special giveaway! We’re so pleased to announce the newest in Spoonflower’s lineup of fabric choices: Kona Cotton, a premium quilting-weight cotton by Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Our new quilting-weight cotton fabric balances a soft hand with a durable medium weight and a fine, smooth surface that prints beautifully. The price for the new…


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Information on cotton

Information on cotton


A knowledge base for sewing and working with cottons. Cotton presents itself in such a variety of fabrics that it’s impossible to categorize cotton without a discussion of different weaves. General characteristics of cotton include, breathability, high absorption, comfort and durability. The following are some of the weaves we most commonly offer and their fiber characteristics…


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Process of Making cloth from cotton

Process of Making cloth from cotton


Based on a flow diagram contained in the book Job Descriptions for the Cotton Textile Industry , June 1939, United States Government Printing Office, Washington. In some steps of the flow diagram, both an old style and new style process is discussed. Only the old style steps are included below since they would have been used in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The manufacture…


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Different types of cotton shirts

Different types of cotton shirts


Type Properties Benefits/uses Muslin Muslin is an ancient plain weave cotton fabric. It is often sheer and delicate and un-dyed. Pure and natural product, inexpensive, often used to strain liquids. Denim This hardwearing fabric is usually dyed indigo blue and used to make jeans. Tough and durable, denim jeans make great hard-working trousers. Cotton Chambray Chambray main characteristic…


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Properties of cotton

Properties of cotton


In order to better understand this article, we suggest you familiarise yourself with the following articles: 1. An introduction to the spiritual properties of cotton cloth Since ancient times, cotton has been used as a material for clothing. Derived from the cotton plant, cotton cloth is completely natural. It is used widely in a variety of clothes such as shirts, blouses…


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Dyeing cotton black

Dyeing cotton black


A Few Things About Black Dye: Black can be the hardest color to get. We currently have 5 blacks. Each has a different color cast. All except #250 work well in direct application methods like tie-dye where the fabric is kept moist long enough for the dye to develop full color. Always remember to quadruple the dye when using black, and use 1.5 - 2 times as much salt. #44 Better…


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Moisture Regain of cotton

Moisture Regain of cotton


5.2 Information on the moisture content of cotton is desirable since the physical properties of cotton are significantly affected by its moisture content. High moisture content increases flexibility, toughness, elongation, and tensile strength. Too high a moisture content causes difficulty in processing due to the tendency of the stock to “lap-up” on drafting rolls. Low moisture…


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First cotton Mill

First cotton Mill


On December 20 , 1790, a mill, with water-powered machinery for spinning, roving, and carding cotton, began operating on the banks of the Blackstone River in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Based on designs of the English inventor Richard Arkwright, the mill was built by Samuel Slater, a recent English immigrant who had apprenticed with Arkwright’s partner, Jebediah Strutt. Southeast…


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Properties of cotton cloth

Properties of cotton cloth


Cotton fabric (CF) reinforced geopolymer composites are fabricated with fibre loadings of 4.5, 6.2 and 8.3 wt%. Results show that flexural strength, flexural modulus, impact strength, hardness and fracture toughness are increased as the fibre content increased. The ultimate mechanical properties were achieved with a fibre content of 8.3 wt%. The effect of water absorption on…


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What clothes are made from Cotton?

What clothes are made from Cotton?


Cotton is a natural fiber used to make fabric, which is then made into clothing. Cotton has been used to create clothing for at least 7, years, and is used worldwide because of its trademark lightness, softness and breathability; cotton is the world s most commonly used natural fiber. Today, cotton is grown in 85 countries around the world and uses 2.5 percent of the world…


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Texture Of cotton

Texture Of cotton


Information on Different Types of Textile Fibers (Fibres) Fiber (American English) or Fibre (International English) are hair-like materials (they look like threads) that form the building blocks from which yarn and fabric are made. In order to determine a fabric s appearance, how it would wear and its care, it is important to understand the characteristics of the fibers from…


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