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Facts Check: Cotton and the Aral Sea

The desiccation of the Aral Sea is often cited in conjunction with the alleged high water use during cotton production, blaming cotton as origin. The truth is that due to political decisions of the Soviet Union the formerly deserted areas right next to the Aral Sea were made fit for agricultural use by irrigation. (…)

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World Cotton Day on 7 October: For the first time in the history of the cotton industry

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 (…)

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Cotton picking by machine

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 (…)

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Cotton Gin

 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. (…)

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Book tip: CSR and Fashion

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 (…)

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Cotton Planting Starts in the Northern Hemisphere

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 (…)

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Cotton harvest by hand

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 (…)

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Cotton Quality: Staple Length

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). (…)

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Cotton Seminar in Bremen

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 (…)

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Cotton: Non-creasing and „Shaun the Sheep“ Fibres

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. (…)

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