5th. July to 14th. July 2006 India to
China (Shanghai, Nanjing, Wuxi,
Huaxi, Beijing)
 
     
The earliest reference to cotton is in India.Cotton has been grown in India for more than 6,000 years since the pre - Harappan period, and it is later referred to in the Rig Veda, composed in 3000 B.C.
Two thousand years later, the famous Greek historian Herodotus wrote about Indian cotton: "There are trees which grow wild there, the fruit of which is a wool exceeding in beauty and goodness that of sheep. The Indians make their clothes of this tree wool"

In India , Gujarat province is one of the main supplier of cotton to the world. This delegation consists of some of the TOP suppliers of cotton from Gujarat to the world.

 
 

Cotton is used to make a number of textile products. These include Terry Cloth, used to make highly absorbent bath towels and robes, denim, used to make blue jeans, chambray, popularly used in the manufacture of blue work shirts (from which we get the term "blue-collar"), along with corduroy, seersucker, and cotton twill. Socks, underwear, and most T-shirts are made from cotton. Bed sheets are also often made from cotton. Cotton is also used to make yarn used in crochet and knitting. While many fabrics are made completely of cotton, some materials blend cotton with synthetic fibers such as polyester or rayon

In addition to the textile industry, cotton is used in fishnets, coffee filters, tents and in bookbinding. The first Chinese paper was made of cotton fiber, as is the modern US dollar bill and federal stationery. Fire hoses were once made of cotton.

The cottonseed which remains after the cotton is ginned is used to produce cottonseed oil, which after refining can be consumed by humans like any other vegetable oil. The cpttonseed meal that is left is generally fed to livestock.

 
 
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