12 Interesting Facts About Cotton

Cotton is a massively ubiquitous presence in everyday life – from the sheets on your bed and the towels you use after your morning shower to the fabric of your underwear, jeans and favorite sweater. But what do you actually know about cotton? Where does it come from? How long have we been growing this natural fabric, and what are its main uses? What are most interesting facts about Cotton? As of November, Agiboo has expanded the scope of our flagship CTRM Solution, Agiblocks, by adding cotton as a commodity, so we figured this is as good a time as any to start looking for the answers to these questions, and providing some fun facts along the way. Cotton is made from the natural fibers of cotton plants, a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions all around the world. It is primarily composed of cellulose, an insoluble organic compound. The word cotton comes from the Arabic word ‘quton’, but earliest production was in India – which is still the number one producer in the world, followed by China and the United States. You can also find it anywhere from Brazil and Mexico, where the greatest diversity of wild cotton… continue reading

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