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COTTON by Mind Map: COTTON

1. Uses of cotton fabric

1.1. Handbags and luggages

1.2. Cotton canvas

1.2.1. Shoes

1.2.2. Tents

1.2.3. Tarpaulins

1.3. Apparel

1.3.1. Formal clothing

1.3.2. Casual clothing

1.3.3. Industrial clothing

1.4. Home furnishing

1.4.1. Rugs

1.4.2. Draperies

1.4.3. Curtains

1.4.4. Bedding products

1.5. Other

1.5.1. Medical products

1.5.2. Surgical products

1.5.3. Bookbinding cloths

1.5.4. Tobacco cloths

2. Characteristics

2.1. Soft

2.2. Comfortable

2.3. Easy to handle and sew

2.4. flame retardant

2.5. Strong

2.6. Machine-washable

2.7. Dry-cleanable

2.8. Hypoallergenic

2.9. Good absorbency

2.10. Color retention

3. History

3.1. Cultivated 7,000 years ago

3.2. South Asia

4. Process of creating cotton fabric

4.1. Ginning

4.2. Spinning

4.3. Weaving

4.4. Fabric finishes and treatments

4.4.1. Singeing

4.4.2. Desizing

4.4.3. Scouring

4.4.4. Bleaching

4.4.5. Mercerizing

4.4.6. Dyeing

4.4.7. Finishing

5. Types

5.1. Organic

5.2. Egyptian cotton fabric

5.3. Pima cotton fabric

5.4. Mercerized cotton fabrics

5.4.1. Characteristics

5.4.1.1. It is more luster and strong than un-mercerized cotton fabrics

5.4.1.2. It is more durable

5.4.1.3. It do not shrinks or stretches

5.4.1.4. It is more shiny

5.4.1.5. It absorbs more water and hence it is easily dyed

5.4.2. Uses

5.4.2.1. Aviation Garments

5.4.2.2. Garments

5.4.2.3. Home furnishings

6. Leading exporters

6.1. The United States

6.2. India

6.3. Brazil

6.4. Australia

6.5. Uzbekistan