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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He noted that 90 per cent of these factories rely on the thick yarns produced by the short-staple cotton, forcing them to import around 150,000 tonnes of cotton every year, when Egypt now exports no more than 65,000 of its long-staple cotton to the world.
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."
Aside from using long-staple cotton fiber, devoted fans of the twist constructions said there are benefits from processing the towels with little twist.
Egyptian long-staple cotton has long remained one of the finest cotton types worldwide.
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.
An official with the Egyptian Chamber of Textile Industries said the rate of low quality imported cotton ranges between 10% and 15%, but for Egyptian middle-staple and long-staple cotton, the same figure is only 2%.
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.
Yasmine Khamis, the company's research and development manager, says that 85 percent of the products at Oriental Weavers are made from long-staple cotton. These products are exported all over the world through the company's network of distributors and showrooms.
The slowdown in luxury retail sales has also had a tangible impact on the country's large long-staple cotton industry.
Trying to compete with China based on quality by taking advantage of Egypt's long-staple cotton, which can be used to make finer products, could also help, El-Naggar said.