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|Varieties||Giza 86, 90, 94 and 95|
|Season||September and October|
|Packing||In bales of 330kg in 20ft containers|
|Size||3inches-9 inches fibre|
|Storage||Temperatures of 60F and moisture of 10%|
|Transport||Clean, Dry well ventilated containers,|
Egypt cotton is the best in the world. The climatic conditions of Egypt are best suited for the high-quality fibre cotton produced. In Egypt, cotton has been grown for thousands of years. The Egyptian cotton industry’s glory originated from two men Mohammed Ali who was Egypt head of state and Jumel (of French descent). Egypt started exporting cotton into the European Union in the 1800s, which was long before it became a British colony. Though the industry faced challenges during the colonial era, Egypt still leads in producing the best quality cotton in the world.
Egyptian cotton originates from Gossypium Barbadense cotton. Egypt cotton is more stable than any other produced across the world. The product has long fibres than are processed (spun) to give forth extra fine threads. The threads formed are them woven into a fabric.
Egypt not only produces the best quality of cotton but is also among the leading producers of cotton in the world. About 1,500,000 bales of cotton are produced annually. The climatic conditions favouring the growth of cotton are humid tropical and sub-tropical. The plant requires temperatures of 20 to 28 degrees Celsius. Adequate sunshine is also necessary for the growth of good quality cotton. The annual rainfall should be of 55cm-100cm.
Giza 86, 90, 94 and 95 are the varieties of cotton grown in Egypt. Cotton in Egypt grows within the Nile delta. The area is very fertile, and water for irrigation is readily available. The planting of cotton in Egypt happens manually during summer season (February –April). In Egypt, cotton is harvested during the months of (September and October) when the temperatures are much lower.
After the harvesting process, the cotton goes through cotton gins where seeds are separated from the fibres. The cotton is packed in bales for export. Some of the product is processed in the country by local spinners. The cotton seeds are sent to the oil press where they are converted into oil. The net weight of an Egyptian cotton bale is 180kg and 330kg. The minimum shipping packaging in 20ft 142 ton containers.
The cotton grown in Egypt has longer fibres which allow less room for interconnections within the threads. The fibre is also thinner; thus, many fibres per square inch. Egypt cotton is also more porous as compared to that produced in other parts of the world. These qualities make Egypt cotton most suited for dressing gowns, bath mats and towels. Fabrics made of Egypt cotton also take in dye well reducing the chances of fading.
The harvesting of Egypt cotton happens by hand. The picking process is essential as it prevents spoiling of the delicate fibre.
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