Colored cotton is a kind of cotton cultivated through modern bioengineering technology. The biggest difference between this kind of cotton and ordinary cotton is that the fibers of colored cotton will have color, while ordinary cotton is generally white. Like other fabrics, colored cotton is also a high-quality textile material for clothing, but there may not be many people who know about colored cotton.
What Is Colored Cotton?
Natural colored cotton is a new type of textile material that is cultivated by modern bioengineering technology, and the fiber has a natural color when the cotton is spun. Colored cotton is a very good material to produce natural colored fitness clothes.
Origin of Colored Cotton
For a long time, people only knew that cotton was white. In fact, color cotton already existed in nature. The color of this cotton is a biological characteristic, controlled by genetic genes, and can be passed on to the next generation. Just like the hairs of different races are black, brown, and golden, they are all natural. There is a layer of wax on the surface of cotton fibers.
In the process of printing, dyeing and finishing of ordinary white cotton, various chemical substances are used to eliminate wax, and the color of dye is bright, and the visual contrast is large, so it is bright. Color cotton is not treated with chemicals in the processing process, and still retains the characteristics of natural fibers, so it produces a hazy visual effect, and the brightness is not as good as that of clothing made of printed and dyed fabrics.
Advantages of Colored Cotton
It is friendly to the skin, not irritating to the skin and beneficial to human health. It absorbs the sweat and micro-sweat on the human skin, so that the body temperature quickly returns to normal, and it truly achieves the effect of ventilation and sweat absorption.
It reduces the printing and dyeing process in the weaving process, which caters to the “green revolution” slogan put forward by mankind. It reduces environmental pollution, which is a feature that ordinary pure cotton does not have.
Color cotton has a high moisture regain rate. This kind of fabric is not easy to be static or pilling. At the same time, it has good moisture absorption and breathability like pure cotton. The fabric is made of clothes and can keep the skin dry, which is very in line with the current people’s pursuit of high quality life.
This kind of fine cotton cultivated by modern biological engineering has excellent wrinkle resistance and shrinkage resistance after being woven into cloth. Of course, the fabric is easier to manage, so more and more people choose colored cotton.
The color cotton is natural and elegant in color, soft in texture, and casual in style. The image of clothing products reflects the solemnity and elegance without losing the ease and nature. It reflects the trends of ecology, nature, leisure and fashion.
Colored Cotton in China
Although the research and development of Chinese color cotton started late, it has developed rapidly. China has become the world’s largest producer of natural color cotton, and the color cotton industry has become the most competitive new growth point in China’s cotton textile industry.
From 1998 to 2007, the planting area of natural color cotton in China expanded from 10,000 mu per year to more than 200,000 mu per year, and the lint output increased from 800 tons per year to more than 20,000 tons per year. In 10 years, the planting area of color cotton and the output of lint increased by 20 times and 25 times respectively.
Color cotton is grown in cotton producing areas such as Xinjiang, Gansu, Hunan, Anhui, Sichuan, Shanxi and Zhejiang. Xinjiang’s natural colored cotton production accounts for 95% of the total domestic colored cotton and about 50% of the world’s total colored cotton. It has become an important natural colored cotton production, processing and supply base in China and the world.