|Autors: Angelova, R. A.|
Title: Organic Cotton: Technological and Environmental Aspects
Keywords: organic cotton, conventional cotton, cotton length, cotton micronaire, preferred cotton
Abstract: Despite the efforts of the producers and all market players in the chain “from fibers to textiles” organic cotton occupies up to 1% of the cotton textiles and apparel worldwide. This paper discusses both the technological and environmental aspects of the organic cotton production. A comparison made between organic and conventional cotton length and micronaire of crops, produced in India, is made and analyzed. The worldwide producers of organic cotton with fiber length from small to extra-large are presented. The shift from organic cotton to better or sustainable cotton is also discussed.
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