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Bremen, 7 October 2019: On October 7, take a particularly close look at the fibre content in your clothing. Because October 7 is World Cotton Day. Cotton surrounds us every day. It protects us, is soft, skin-friendly and incredibly resilient. We know it as jeans, shirts, t-shirts, towels or curtains; we can even find (…)Read more
Almost 1/3 of the cotton produced in the world is mechanically picked. The two most frequently used mechanical picking systems are stripping and spindle. Strippers have rollers or mechanical brushes that remove entire bolls from the plant and carry along with them a lot of plant material i.e. leaves, burs and branches. Spindle pickers (…)Read more
The cotton gin is a machine that removes the seed from the fibre. “Gin” originates from the word engine. Invented by Eli Whitney 225 years ago, it revolutionized the cotton industry. The gin was able to separate more fibre from the seed in a day than usually was separated by hand in several months. (…)Read more
Sustainability in the textile supply chain is a much discussed development in the public, but also in the industry itself. The anthology „CSR and Fashion – Sustainable Management in the Garment and Textile Industry“ gives an insight into the diverse aspects of the topic in the complex, worldwide textile supply chain. Elke Hortmeyer, Director (…)Read more
In the cotton-producing countries of the northern hemisphere, the planting of cotton starts now. Under ideal conditions, it takes less than a week for the plant to show its first shoot. Depending on the variety, the plant grows for 180-300 days until the ripe cotton bolls are ready to harvest. Many farmers hope for (…)Read more
About two thirds of the global cotton production of currently around 27 million tons is still picked by hand today. Among the major producing countries, the cotton harvest by hand is predominant in China, India and Pakistan, but also on the African continent. One person can harvest about 25-30 kilograms of seed cotton, which (…)Read more
The “staple length“, this means the length of the single fiber, is a decisive benchmark for the quality of the cotton. It determines how well and finely the cotton can be spun into yarn. Until the invention of machine testing, ordered classifiers only examined the cotton manually for their length (and other quality characteristics). (…)Read more
Cooperation with the with the Akademie für Textilveredlung (Academy on Textile Finishing) and the Faserinstitut Bremen (FIBRE) For the first time, the Bremen Cotton Exchange and the Faserinstitut Bremen (FIBRE) offer a one-day-seminar on November 20th, 2019 in Bremen collaborating with the Akademie für Textilveredlung (Academy on Textile Finishing) as well as the trade (…)Read more
A team of CSIRO scientists has started working on a cotton with many of the properties of synthetics, such as being stretchy, non-creasing and even waterproof, while retaining its natural fibre feel. For example the non-creasing textile is realized not by a chemical surface treatment, but is the result of newly developed fiber properties. (…)Read more
The Bremen Cotton Exchange’s annual report 2017 has been published in German and English language. Measuring 104 pages, the report is a very useful reference book on the raw material cotton not only for the members of the association Bremen Cotton Exchange, but also for any cotton processing companies, wholesale and retail, service providers, (…)Read more