What Is Long Staple Cotton?
What is long staple cotton? With the rapid development of the times, people continue to pursue high-quality lifestyle, so long staple cotton fabric has been widely used in our daily life.
Long staple cotton (also known as sea island cotton) is named for its long fiber. It is a kind of cultivated cotton, Malvaceae cotton. The growth period of long staple cotton is longer than that of Upland Cotton by 10-15 days under the same heat conditions.
Long staple cotton originated in South America. China has successfully introduced long-staple cotton in Hebei, Shandong, Tarim Basin and Turpan Basin. Internationally, long staple cotton mainly comes from Egypt, the former Soviet Union, Sudan, the United States and other places. The best long-staple cotton in the world is West Indian Sea Island Cotton.
Due to the unique comfort and thermal insulation of long staple cotton fabric, long staple cotton is loved by consumers all over the world, especially high-end basic consumers.
What Is Long Staple Cotton:Advantages of Long Staple Cotton
Long staple cotton is so named because it has longer fibers. Long staple cotton is a kind of cultivable cotton. Compared with traditional cotton, long staple cotton has higher softness and comfort. Long staple cotton has a long growth period and needs a lot of heat. Under the same heat, the length of long staple cotton is 16 times that of ordinary cotton.
Long staple cotton fabric has silky smooth skin like softness, and long staple cotton has high usability. It has many advantages, such as color fastness, lasting color fastness, wear resistance, wrinkle resistance, no ball, good air permeability and sweat absorption.
What Is Long Staple Cotton: Types of Long Staple Cotton
- Egyptian cotton: Egyptian cotton is known as “Platinum” in cotton. Egyptian cotton is native to the South Asian subcontinent and enjoys high temperature and rainfall. Savanna, temperate and tropical monsoon areas are suitable for its growth. Egypt is an important long staple cotton exporter in the world. Because of its inherent quality, Egyptian cotton is also expensive in the world.
- American Pima cotton: Pima cotton is the general name of ultra long staple cotton (ELS). It is named after the tradition of Pima Indians for planting and picking cotton by hand in the southwestern United States. After dyeing and finishing, the color of Pima cotton is getting brighter and brighter. The texture is natural, soft and smooth with strong drapability. The woven fabric is full of toughness, and the finished product has better drape effect.
- Xinjiang long staple cotton: Xinjiang has the first long staple cotton production area, and its long staple cotton is produced in Aksu, Bayingolin, Kashgar, Turpan Basin and Tarim Basin. The quality of Xinjiang long staple cotton is excellent, and the quality index exceeds the national standard. Turpan products are particularly good, with long and soft fiber, white luster and good elasticity.