What is Cotton?
Cotton is a shrub and is native to sub-tropical regions around the world including some southern states in America, India and Africa. The largest producers of cotton are China and India.
Uses of Cotton
Cotton is predominantly recognised and used as a textile product which has been spun into thread for clothing, and bedding on a domestic scale. Cotton is diverse and is used across many industries being found in products like tents, fishing nets and some coffee filters. Fire Hoses were once made with cotton.
Risks of Cotton
Growing conditions and transport temperatures are the keys to the delivery of quality cotton before refinement to consumer goods. As cotton is harvested on several continents, there are options for quality supply but due to the changing growing conditions across several supply markets, the risk in growing conditions is a key point to be aware of.