What exactly is cotton, anyway?
Cotton is a staple fibre, which means that it is composed of fibres that range in length from very short to extremely long. The average length of a cotton fibre is about three inches. Cotton comes from the natural fibres of cotton plants, which are members of the genus Gossypium and are harvested for their cotton fibres. Cotton is produced from these plants.
Cotton is characterised by its lightness, delicacy, and predominance of the cellular component known as cellulose. Cellulose is an insoluble organic component that is fundamental to the construction of plants. Plants cannot exist without cellulose. A large amount of sunlight, a lengthy period of moderate temperatures, and an acceptable amount of precipitation are all necessities for the growth of the cotton plant.
Cotton is the name given to the substance that grows within the boll of the cotton plant and serves as a protective covering for the fluffy fibres of cotton. Cotton is referred to as “cotton.” The cotton is first processed into yarn, and then the yarn is woven into a fabric to create something that is soft to the touch and long-lasting.