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The link "http://www.globalpolicy.org/globaliz/econ/2003/1021jobflight.htm" does not really belong here - I can only see one tiny mention of Calico on the linked page - that hardly counts as a "history"?
It is hard to explain my concerns with offending- but if you read  you will see that the Calico Printers Association, a very large employer is mentioned, and maybe you can see where I am coming from. If you were to read The Rise of Calico Printing in Europe and the Influence of Asia in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Giorgio Riello there are 146 references to this form of cotton. I find the current article lacking in rigour and erroneous. This is not my field but I will be prepared to be bold if no-one else cares to take up the challenge. --ClemRutter (talk) 01:21, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
US vs Commonwealth terms have inadequate definition
Specifically, the Commonwealth side. "Muslin gauze" is defined simply as "Muslin", and "Cheesecloth" as "Gauze". Right. Because that's so helpful in telling us what meaning the terms are actually meant to convey?
I would suppose whoever wrote it (or altered it to read this way) may have meant to relate the CW terms to the US ones - IE, "Cheesecloth" in the UK means the same as "Gauze" in the United States - but if that's an accurate guess, the meaning isn't actually clear in the text, and it's still a poor way of laying it out even vs just copying and pasting the US "Gauze" definition into the CW "Cheesecloth" line. Plus it also adds a needlessly Americocentric bias to a global resource.
Can someone with a decent knowledge of fabrics clarify for us? Because I came here to find out which was which, so I am unable to actually contribute a meaningful fix :( 126.96.36.199 (talk) 14:56, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
A bit of nonsense
QUOTE: Calico (in British usage, 1505, AmE "muslin") is a plain-woven textile made from unbleached, and often not fully processed, cotton. END of Quote
See this link QUOTE: Calico originated in Calicut, India, by the 11th century, if not earlier, and in the 17th and 18th centuries calicoes were an important commodity traded between India and Europe.END of QUOTE