long-staple cotton


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long-staple cotton

[′lȯŋ ‚stā·pəl ′kät·ən]
(textiles)
A grade of cotton whose staple is 1⅛ inches (29 millimeters) or over in length.
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It was accompanied by upgrading all its affiliated industries to finally end up with exporting eight times the amount Egypt exports today of its exceptional long-staple cotton.
El-Beltagy pointed out that long-staple cotton cultivation is very expensive, and added that there is no demand for it either domestically or internationally.
Because of its relative geographic isolation, Egypt over the years has developed strains of high-quality long-staple cotton uncontaminated by cross-breeding from lesser quality strains.
He emphasized the need to add value to long-staple cotton inside Egypt by forging partnerships with foreign fashion companies and improving the quality and capacity of manufacturing.
The slowdown in luxury retail sales has also had a tangible impact on the country's large long-staple cotton industry.