COTTON – THE WORLD’S MOST NATURAL FABRIC
Cotton is synonymous with Clothing and fine furnishing fabrics. In India and around the world, cotton is an important cash crop which provides the global textile industry with Cotton Fibre, the basic raw material extracted from Cotton Seed. As per data from International Cotton Advisory Committee, India was the largest cotton producer in the world in cotton year 2014-15, with 6.51 million tonnes of fibre produced against 6.48 million tonnes by China.
India ranks second among the world’s top Cotton Exporters with 13.8% share. Cotton export from India is valued at US Dollar 7.5 billion. This includes export of Raw Cotton, Cotton Yarn, thread and woven fabrics. India Exports Cotton Textiles to Russia, U.K., Australia, Sri Lanka, Iran, Germany, Belgium, Egypt, Taiwan, Bangla Desh, Hong Kong and Italy. Indian cotton is also sourced by leading foreign retailers and brands for their manufacturing units around the world.
Major Cotton Suppliers are located in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, which are the principal cotton producing states in India. Cotton price in India at any point of time is dependent on the season’s crop yield, and demand from mills, spinners, ginners and traders.
Cotton, when converted into cloth, scores over other fabrics as it is absorbent and breathable. It has proved to be a versatile fabric, as it can be woven or knitted to create various types of apparel. Other than Dress Material, it is also ideal for hosiery, sportswear and for creating diverse products such as curtains and upholstery.
The by-product of cotton processing is linters, which remain on the cottonseed after ginning. They are used to produce goods such as bandages, swabs, bank notes, cotton buds and x-rays. In some countries, Cotton seed is fed to cattle and crushed to make oil. This cottonseed oil is used in products such as soap, margarine, emulsifiers, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, rubber and plastics.
Several types of Cotton are featured on Tammy Trade, and we are adding more varieties every fortnight. If your business is cotton, register as a Verified Seller or Genuine Buyer, start transacting traders and large cotton processing units, in India and abroad.