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COTTON FACTS


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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