FIBRE FEATURE: COTTON

Cotton is a part of our daily lives and has hundreds of uses, from blue jeans to soap. All parts of the cotton plant are useful, the most important being the fibre or lint, which is used to make yarn for cotton cloth.

Cotton has been used as a fibre for more than 7000 years! Unlike fossil based fibres, cotton is sustainable, renewable, biodegradable, and carbon neutral and can be used without depleting or damaging the environment, thus making it an excellent choice as an environmentally-friendly fibre throughout its entire product life cycle.

We are so happy to announce that we will have beautiful cotton yarn from a number of local indie dyers exhibiting at the Joburg Yarn Festival! Come and have a look on the 9th of May 2020 @Beaulieu College, Kyalami

Farmers grow cotton in areas where water is scarce because cotton can be grown in those areas and because cotton provides the best economic return on the use of a scarce resource. Regions are not arid or semiarid because cotton is grown in them. It is not correct to say that cotton requires more water than other crops; rather scarce water is applied to cotton because cotton makes better use of it than other crops would.

Read more about  Cotton and the use of Water

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Cotton SA’s “green cotton mark” – Products associated with this mark suport South African grown cotton.
Read more about The new Cotton Mark

Thanks to cottonsa.org.za for providing us with this information and images

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