The Cotton Market and Cotton Production Processes

The Cotton Market and Cotton Production Processes

Charlie Bradley Ross Saturday, 1 May 2021

In this Lesson we bring together key segments from across the platform that cover the cotton market and the fascinating production process of cotton fibres and fabrics. We focus in on organic fibres and regenerative fibres, helping you get to grips with definitions of both. We also look at some of the cotton by-products and how these take cotton beyond its use in fabric production. 

In this lesson you will learn:

  • How cotton stacks up to other textiles on the market
  • How the cotton plant is farmed and processed to produce fibres for textiles
  • About organic cotton and the nuances in certification and standards
  • What regenerative agriculture is and what role it plays in cotton production
  • What key challenges cotton farmers face in growing and processing cotton
  • About the surprising by-products of the cotton plant  

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