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Have you ever wondered.

How many finished textile products can be made from a typical 500 lbs. Bale of cotton lint? Below are a few examples of what might be made from a bale of cotton. (These numbers are approximations)

ITEM Per Bale
Men's dress and business shirts 800
Men's & boy's jeans 325
Ladies blouses and shirts 850
Ladies knit & woven dresses 350
Diapers 3,000
Pillowcases 1,200

A complete list of items made from a 500 lbs. bale is included in Cotton's Journey-A Field Trip In A Box complete kit and Curriculum and Activities Guide (book or CD-ROM versions).
 

How much cotton does it take? The following examples are estimated amounts of cotton required to make these common consumer items.

ITEM Per Bale
1 Pair Jeans 1.5 lbs. (24 oz.)
1 Man's Shirt .6 lbs. (10 oz.)
1 T-shirt .5 lbs. (8 oz.)
1 Diaper .15 lbs. (2.5 oz.)
1 Bath Towel .6 lbs. (10 oz.)


 

 

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A simple presentation of information about cotton, including its composition, properties, and some of its uses. Read about where we get it, how we process it, how we use it, and other interesting facts. Juvenile literature, 32-pages, paperback.

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