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Can someone add information on what microcotton is, and how it performs compared to Pima and Egyptian cotton? Wsmss (talk) 19:02, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

ITC external link to trade data[edit]

Hello everyone, I am working for the International Trade Centre (ITC). I would like to propose the addition of an external link that could lead directly to the specific product trade data held by ITC. I have seen that most of the actual links to trade database are outdated. Theefore, I would like you to consider this link under the WP:ELYES #3 prescriptions. Moreover, the reliability and the pertinence of this link can be supported by the following facts: 1) ITC is part of the United Nations 2) No registration is required 3) Trade data (imports/exports) are regularly updated 4) The link gives direct access to the trade database referring to the specific product 5) The addition of a link to reliable data could provide an appropriate contribution to section of the article related to international trade. Thank you for your attention.Divoc (talk) 17:42, 27 February 2012 (UTC)


This article needs to be considered for "GA" status.--20thtryer (talk) 11:13, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

Varieties of Cotton[edit]

We need more information on varieties of cotton — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:22, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

Tangüis cotton[edit]

This section is poorly written. The last sentence refers to " 225,000 bales that year", however the last year mentioned is 1911, and the reference applies to the 1990's. The preceding sentence is likely incorrectly written as well. Also, the "Cultivation" section apparently applies to all cotton, not just Tangüis cotton.

I'm going to remove the Tangüis cotton section, someone with knowledge of this should correct it and reinstate it. It might belong as a separate page with a link. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ggpauly (talkcontribs) 19:35, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

Long staple vs short staple cotton[edit]

I think this article forget the differences between long staple vs short staple cotton in a comprehensive representation. Komitsuki (talk) 14:57, 8 December 2012 (UTC)

Plant Life Cycle[edit]

There is nothing about the plant life cycle:

even this page does not say how many years cottons live. NOR does it say how the seeds get from the plant to self-seed the next year. Perhaps some one who knows can add this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:37, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Ancient Egypt domestication of African cotton[edit]

This research should be added to both articles (this one and the one on the history of cotton)Egyptian Native cotton--Inayity (talk) 18:31, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

Water Consumption[edit]

There's really not anything about the water footprint of cotton. Apparently, according to WWF, it takes between 7000 - 29 000 litres of water to produce 1kg of cotton. This information really should be added. Agree, disagree?


typo: "cambric" was written where "chambray" was intended, possibly because chambray is discussed only on the cambric page. Both fabrics include shirtings, but cambric is suitable for shirts to be worn with evening dress and chambray is suitable for shirts to be worn with pick and shovel. The reference to "blue collar" makes it clear that the latter is meant. (talk) 02:37, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

our cambric article doesn't seem to agree with your distinction - saying only that chambray differed by being colored. Rmhermen (talk) 01:04, 30 April 2014 (UTC)


Not to ruffle everyones feathers but none of my comments seem to have made it to the archive. And the most recent one I think was posted yesterday. I simply wanted to know the strength of cotton compared to hemp. I mean maybe no one else cares or sees it as a necessary comparison but I can't help but feel that my voice is being surpressed. Any explanations for why my comments did not make it into the archive? No one ever was able to answer my question scientifically either. (they did provide useful information though so thanks.) [not that that information is on here anymore either] Dracoshempemporium (talk) 20:00, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Your contribution record shows you posted them on the Talk:Hemp page - not here :-) Richerman (talk) 20:45, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 20 September 2016[edit]

There is an error in the description of the picture of cotton, under the heading "uses". It says conton instead of cotton! (talk) 16:11, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

Done EvergreenFir (talk) 22:30, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 3 January 2017[edit] (talk) 16:10, 3 January 2017 (UTC)
Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Sir Joseph (talk) 17:13, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

enslaved African Americans[edit]

From the United States section:

"In the United States, Southern cotton provided capital for the continuing development of the North. The cotton produced by enslaved African Americans not only helped the South, but also enriched Northern merchants. Much of the Southern cotton was trans-shipped through northern ports."

Is it factual that only enslaved African Americans produced cotton in the South? This is an encyclopedia after all, not a Marxist political treatise. Unless of course that's what you want, in which case it would be nice if you were honest about it. Dynasteria (talk) 05:51, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 16 July 2017[edit]

Akd123450 (talk) 10:03, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
Not done: as you have not requested a change.
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