Recognized almost as pure cellulose, Cotton is a soft fluffy staple fiber. It is mostly used in clothing industry.
To be precise, there is no certain evidence about when the use of cotton fibre began. However, the oldest evidence leads to caves of Mexico where traces of cotton bolls were found, which were approximately 7000 years old. Another proof of cotton is from 3000 BC is of Indus river valley in Pakistan and in Egypt’s Nile Valley. Natives of these lands were growing and using it for making cotton clothes.
Current Domination of Cotton
From ancient times to Twenty first century, the growth in the business and industry of cotton reached new peaks in making records
In present time, cotton fibre is one of the most important raw material. The seeds of cotton fibre are processed into threads so they can be used into manufacturing of clothing.
India In Cotton Business
Cotton Industry has a huge impact on the economy of India . Since the textile industry of India is primarilly cotton based , alone this industry is contributing 4% in the GDP. While Industrial Production and Export earnings are at 14-15% respectively . Moreover, this industry is giving employment to over 51 millions people directly and to 68 millions indirectly .This business have second most largest employes in the field.
Advantages Of Cotton In Wearing
It is Breathable.Cotton shirts don’t just cover your skin but it breaths along with you as well.
Well, let me make it clear . Cotton inhales the sweat and odour from the body and exhales it in the sorroundings leaving you fresh and free of little troubles like using deodrants or perfume .And since it throws all the oil based smells, one can wear it couple of times before washing it which itself saves alot of time electricity and your energy. Beacuse of its purity it will not cause any kind of skin irritation.
It’s Always in Fashion
Cotton is a whole year wear because in cold atmosphere cotton clothes keeps you warm by entrapping the body heat inside it and acting as a sheild so the cold air cannot infiltrate. Same goes for time of summer Since the atmosphere is hotter expecially in moths of June to September . Its already mentioned previously that cotton absorbs all the sweat from body so it reduces the chances of skin infection to huge a extent.
The cotton is the only cloth the person can wear if he or she is suffering from a skin disease because it stops the infection in it tracks and limit it from spreading to huge or dangerous extents.
Cotton is considerd as God in fabrics because of it special qualities like purity, breathing , comfort , adaptibilty according to weather and must wear in case of skin irritation and infections. Having all these qualities its no surprise that cotton is one of the most expensive yet is most bought fabric as well