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By Drake Yu. My Favourite Outfit. Features. Got this T-shirt from Hong Kong in 2009 It has a printing of Hong Kong in chinese It has a printing of a chinese dragon It is white It is made out of cotton. Why cotton?. Cotton is a good material for making clothes

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features
Features
  • Got this T-shirt from Hong Kong in 2009
  • It has a printing of Hong Kong in chinese
  • It has a printing of a chinese dragon
  • It is white
  • It is made out of cotton
why cotton
Why cotton?
  • Cotton is a good material for making clothes
  • Cotton is a fairly strong textile
  • Cotton can be made into light cloth and thick cloth
  • Cotton is water-absorbent
  • Cotton is soft to the touch
  • Cotton is a good conductor of heat
cotton comes from a plant
Cotton comes from a plant
  • Farmers plant cottonseeds. Cottonseeds need lots of water to grow.
  • After four months, the cotton plants burst into flowers.
  • Two months after the petals drop off, the seed pods, or bolls, split open.
  • The workers pick the ripe cotton bolls in the farm.
how cotton is produced
How cotton is produced
  • The cotton is taken to the ginning mill, where the cottonseeds in the cotton fibre needs to be removed.
  • The cotton is taken to the spinning mill, where it makes the cotton fibres into yarn.
  • At the textile factory a knitting machine makes the cotton cloth.
how a t shirt is made
How a t-shirt is made
  • The cotton cloth is dyed with a colour.
  • Workers cut and stitch the cotton cloth to make a t-shirt.
  • The t-shirt is printed with a design.
  • The t-shirt arrives in the shops and is sold.
cotton in history
Cotton in history
  • Until 1973, cottonseeds had to be removed from the cotton fibres by hand.
  • Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin.
  • The machine can do the work of 12 men at the same time.
things made out of cotton
Things made out of cotton
  • T-shirts
  • Towels
  • Canvas
  • Bandages
  • Cushion covers
  • Curtains
  • Socks
  • Swimsuits
  • Handbags
  • underwears
versatile of a cotton plant
Versatile of a cotton plant

Cotton can be used for:

  • Stuffing for soft toys, pillows and cushions
  • Making craft
  • Cotton balls, cotton pads and cotton sticks

Cottonseeds can be used to make:

  • Cooking oil
  • Animal feed
  • Photographic film
  • Soap
  • Fertiliser for gardens
  • Seeds for next years cotton crop
bibliography
bibliography
  • Sarah ridley 2005 a cotton t-shirt Franklin watts London
  • hazel king 2008 fabric types Jordan hill great britain
  • Suzanne trocme 2002 fabric mitchell Beazley London