What Makes You Beautiful
Arab merchants brought cotton cloth to Europe about 800 A.D. When Columbus discovered America in 1492, he found cotton growing in the Bahama Islands. By 1500, cotton was known generally throughout the world.
Cotton seed are believed to have been planted in Florida in 1556 and in Virginia in 1607. By 1616, colonists were growing cotton along the James River in Virginia.
Cotton was first spun by machinery in England in 1730. The industrial revolution in England and the invention of the cotton gin in the U.S. paved the way for the important place cotton holds in the world today.
Eli Whitney, a native of Massachusetts, secured a patent on the cotton gin in 1793, though patent office records indicate that the first cotton gin may have been built by a machinist named Noah Homes two years before Whitney’s patent was filed. The gin, short for engine, could do the work 10 times faster than by hand.
Disadvantages:Not, resilient or elastic; wrinkles unless treated; shrinks in hot water.
Care: Easily laundered at high temperature; can be ironed at high temperatures
Uses: Shorts, sweaters, dresses, jeans, underwear, socks, diapers, towels, sheets, placemats, napkins,curtains.
Disadvantges: No resillent wrinkles.
Disadvantages: May Wrinkle low abrasion resistance heat sensitive
Disadvantages: May wrinkle or shrink.
Disadvantages: Wrinkle; susceptible to mildew and silverfish
Disadvanages: May yellow or gray heat sensitive low.
Disadvantages: Doesn't absorb moisture and heat sensitive
Disadvantages: Absorbs oily stains; low absorbency.
Disadvantages: Damaged by chlorine bleach; damaged by heat.