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WHAT IS COTTON & WHY IS IT NATURALLY SUSTAINABLE?

WHAT IS COTTON & WHY IS IT NATURALLY SUSTAINABLE?

COTTON IS NATURAL 

Cotton is a staple natural fiber composed of an organic insoluble compound.

It can be used in various ways of making garments & other medicinal based products.


Cotton has various qualities mostly determined by the staple length.

In short, the higher the staple length of the fiber the higher the durability and softness of the products manufactured.

Cotton is a fluffy soft fiber that is finally spun to make a woven or knitted fabric & Cotton t-shirts in India.



HOW & WHERE THE COTTON GROWS?

Cotton grows mostly in India, China, Brazil, Turkey & other nations which are associated with the tropical climate.

Cotton plant requires a lot of suns as well as a lot of water (22,500 Litres per kg) to grow.


Cotton takes approx. 4 to 6 months to get ready for harvest.

Post-harvest, cotton is converted into bales and purchased via agents by the spinners.





GINNING:

Once the cotton is brought to the Ginning Units where the most technical factor is taken into consideration like removal of moisture and removal of seeds, dust, and other contaminations before moved to the spinning process.

Moisture less well-blended staple fiber goes through various processes at spinning.  





SPINNING:



Step 1: Blow room process

Step 2: Carding

Step 3: Combining

Step 4: Drawing

Step 5: Roving

Step 6: Cone winding




WHY COTTON?

Cotton is a boon to the apparel industry for many centuries starting with absorbent of both chemical and natural dyes.

Unlike polyester, cotton is a natural fiber that decomposes naturally within 180 days at the same time as it takes to harvest it.


Cotton is one of the best natural fibers that are soft due to its fluffy properties and insoluble.



SOFTNESS:

Softness varies from one cotton fiber to fiber only with the amount of softness.


Cotton is the best breathable fiber. Period!

Your summers will never go well with your synthetic garment but cotton T-shirts would do the magic witnessed.




DYE ABSORBANCY:

Cotton is not densely attached unlike polyester or other synthetic materials.

Thecotton is more absorbent to dyes, sweat & Moisture properties.

Cotton not only absorbs but also holds the dyestuff well when dyed under HTHP conditions.



Oh Yeah! Activcult T-shirts online are made of 100% Super combed cotton only



WHERE THE COTTON USED THE MOST?

Textile industry takes a big chunk of production from cotton ones only
Like T-shirts, dresses, sweatshirts, hoodies & other woven fabrics & Shirts.



TYPES OF COTTON: 



LONG STAPLE COTTON: 

Long staple cotton, in simple terms, has great durability and softness due to the firm fixture of fiber patterns.

Generally 3X pricier comparing to short staple Cotton.

Pima & Egyptian falls under this category.

Very less percentage of production is experienced due to higher cost of production. 

Pima & Egyptian Cotton Falls under this category


SHORT STAPLE COTTON:

Every other cotton tshirts that you wear is made of short staple cotton including organic cotton. 




BREAK SOME INFO:

CVC or COTTON RICH: 

Activcult Urban Tshirts are made of 100% Cotton. 

Chief Value Cotton ( CVC) is when you garment has more cotton and less of synthetic and other fabric compositon . 

Cotton Rich or CVC proves to be provide the same idea. 

For an example: 
When you garment says that it is made of 60% cotton & 40% Polyester. It can be described to be a CVC Garment. 

WHAT DOES THE PC MEAN?

PC means poly cotton. 

Where the percentage of polyester is higher than that of cotton in a garment. 

Then it is described to be a PC garment. 

 

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