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Colour grown cotton is cotton that has been bred to have colours other than the yellowish off-white typical of modern commercial cotton fibres. The cotton’s natural colour does not fade and it has a softer feel than the more commonly available “white” cotton. A new arrival on the Western fashion market, naturally pigmented cotton originally flourished some 5,000 years ago in India, Egypt and South America. Its revival today draws on stocks first developed and cultivated by Indians in South and Central America. The natural cotton fibre colours are of a wide range in dark tan, brown, khaki, grey and green.

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THE COTTON INDUSTRY IS A GIGANTIC INDUSTRY – AND IT IS GIGANTICALLY POLLUTING. THE COTTON INDUSTRY USES COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF TWO THINGS: WATER AND CHEMICALS. IT IS THE NUMBER ONE INDUSTRIAL POLLUTER OF WATER IN THE WORLD.

YOU CAN HAVE AN IMMENSE IMPACT ON LIGHTENING YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT BY THE TEXTILE CHOICES YOU MAKE.

The Exciting Hues Of The Colour Grown Cotton Plant

The Exciting Hues Of The Colour Grown Cotton Plant Let’s talk colour. When it comes to coloured fibres, there’s a technique that has been gaining a lot of attention lately. I’m talking about Colour Grown Cotton. Don’t be surprised if you begin to see the characteristic tan, green and browns being used in more and
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Natural cotton gets brown hue

Natural cotton gets brown hue The mention of cotton evokes an image of pure, milky whiteness. But in nature, several wild species of the genus Gossypium—to which cotton belongs—produce coloured fibre. The colours range from light to dark brown and light green. Mostly, coloured varieties of cotton have been a part of cotton gene banks
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Cotton for the 21st Century – An Introduction to organic cotton

Historically, organic cotton began as the initiative of social entrepreneurs, farmers and NGOs responding to problems of misuse and overuse of pesticides and to social problems caused by production practices, low prices and farmer debt. Since the 1980s there has been a steady increase in the availability of certified organic cotton textiles. Around five years
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Naturally Colored Cotton – Technical Bulletin from CICR

Naturally Colored Cotton – Technical Bulletin from CICR Cotton with naturally coloured lint, other than white, is commonly referred as coloured cotton. In nature, coloured and white linted cottons are found from time immemorial. Coloured cotton is being grown and used by mankind since 2500 B.C. The Old World Asiatic Naturally Colored Cotton – Technical
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Move over white, now Gujarat is growing coloured cotton

Move over white, now Gujarat is growing coloured cotton Thinking of cotton brings to mind images of white, fluffy bolls of fibre which are used to make the clothes that we wear. But some women farmers of Gujarat associated with Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) are set to change this traditional image of cotton. Around 50
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Spinning coloured cotton from soil

Spinning coloured cotton from soil COIMBATORE: Naturally-coloured cotton has been around for thousands of years. But the crop yield is typically too low and the short fibre unsuitable for mass manufacture of cloth with machines. Researchers at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) are developing naturally-coloured cotton that will not only eliminate the use of
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The History of Naturally Colored Cotton

The History of Naturally Colored Cotton Cotton’s colorful history began many centuries ago and in far-flung regions of the world. The original cultivars were developed more than 5,000 years ago by the people of South and Central America, while other varieties were found to be indigenous to Africa and Asia. There are also a number
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Naturally Colored Cotton and Sally Fox

Naturally Colored Cotton and Sally Fox Here is a bit of information that may surprise you: not all cotton is white cotton. If you are like me, you may not have always known that natural cotton comes in plenty of hues. In fact, there were originally shades of cotton that ranged from many tones of
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How Colourful is the Future of Naturally Coloured Cotton?

Dr. K.R. Kranthi, Director of Central Institute for Cotton Research (CICR), Nagpur In current times, there is negligible area under coloured cotton varieties in India and elsewhere in the world. However, there has been an infrequent resurgence of interest, mostly through environment oriented passion. Over the past 3-4 years, concerns have been raised in the
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Never Say Dye: The Story of Coloured Cotton

M S S Murthy While Bt cotton has been raising waves of protest in India and other parts of the world, one of its old time cousins is making a quiet come back. It is the naturally coloured cotton – yes; cotton endowed with natural colours. Coloured cotton is not a product of any recent
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An Evaluation of Eco-Friendly Naturally Coloured Cottons in Turkey

Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences An Evaluation of Eco-Friendly Naturally Coloured Cottons Regarding Seed Cotton Yield, Yield Components and Major Lint Quality Traits under Conditions of East Mediterranean Region of Turkey. Lale Efe, Fatih Killi and Seter A. Mustafayev Abstract In the study carried out in 2002-2003 in the East Mediterranean region of Turkey (in Kahramanmaras
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Properties of the Naturally Colored Cotton and its Application in the Ecological Textiles

Naturally colored cottons are unique in that they grow in colors and do not have to be dyed in fabric manufacturing. With naturally colored cotton, textile mills can reduce processing costs by using less water and energy and thus comply more easily with EPA regulations. In spite of the aforementioned economical and ecological benefits, natural colored
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“COTTON -a natural fibre that civilized the world, built kingdoms, paved the  industrial revolution, employed millions, made slaves and masters, brought East India company into India, fired the swadesi Indian independence movement, survived through the ages and still going strong. The fibre that made the master and the slave, to stay with you always, from cradle to grave.”