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  • 5.1.5-MARKET SEGMENTS-COLOURED COTTON

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  • Coloured cotton

    Chapter 5 - Market segments - Types of cotton 

     
     
    Cotton occurs naturally in four colours: white (creamy to bright), brown (light brown to mahogany), green (light green to green) and blue (very light). Some genotypes may show colour fading with time and washing, while others may not. Brown colour in some genotypes may intensify after many washings. Coloured lint usually has poor quality: the fibre is weak, it has higher micronaire and it is shorter in length. The market for coloured cotton is a niche market.