Egyptian cotton


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Egyptian cotton

n.
A long-staple fine cotton grown chiefly in northern Africa.

Egyp′tian cot′ton


n.
a variety of sea-island cotton having silky, strong fibers, grown chiefly in N Africa.
[1875–80]
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Noun1.Egyptian cotton - fine somewhat brownish long-staple cotton grown in EgyptEgyptian cotton - fine somewhat brownish long-staple cotton grown in Egypt; believed to be derived from sea island cotton or by hybridization with Peruvian cotton
cotton plant, cotton - erect bushy mallow plant or small tree bearing bolls containing seeds with many long hairy fibers
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Egyptian cotton exports hiked by 218.8% to reach 510,200 metric kantars, in the third quarter (Q3) of the agricultural season 2018/19, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) announced on Monday.
Aziz CAIRO- 2 September 2019: The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) announced Monday that Egyptian cotton exports in the period between March and May 2019 reached 510,200 metric quintals compared with 160,100 metric quintals during the same period last year.
A lawsuit claiming that Walmart ((https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/WMT?p=WMT&.tsrc=fin-srch) WMT ), Target ((https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/TGT?p=TGT&.tsrc=fin-srch) TGT ), and Bed Bath & Beyond ((https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/BBBY?p=BBBY&.tsrc=fin-srch) BBBY ) sold linens that were falsely labeled as "100% Egyptian Cotton" or "100% Long-Staple Egyptian cotton" even though the retailers questioned their authenticity will move forward according to a ruling by a federal judge on Monday, (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cotton-lawsuits/walmart-target-bed-bath-must-face-lawsuit-over-fake-egyptian-cotton-ny-judge-idUSKCN1SQ2C8) Reuters reported.
District Judge Vincent Briccetti in White Plains, New York determined that Walmart (WMT), Target (TGT), and Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) must face litigation alleging that they sold linens that were falsely labeled "100% Egyptian Cotton" or "100% Long-Staple Egyptian cotton" despite being suspicious of their origin, Reuters' Jonathan Stempel reports.
Caption: Midnight Blue Pinstripe Three-piece Suit (Super 150s Wool) + Egyptian Cotton White Shirt.
Exports of Egyptian cotton grew by 181.6% from December to February this year.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), under the framework of The Egyptian Cotton Project, launched the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) pilot in the country to support the Egyptian Cotton branding as part of a renewed drive to increase product sustainability, improve working conditions along the supply chain, and support cotton growers and relevant institutions in paving the way towards the pilots national upscaling.
Even though official exports of Egyptian cotton rose 6.9 percent by volume in the three months to the end of May compared to the same quarter of 2017, there was a 57.9-percent fall in consumption of Egyptian cotton at home, due to the domestic market turning to imported products.
Egyptian cotton production is on course to rebound with help from a devalued currency and bigger cultivation area, recovering from a slide in exports of the world-famous crop since 2011 that was caused by a drop in quality.
The previous edition of TEXWORLD welcomed approximately 10,000 visitors and 730 exhibitors from different countries of the world, including the major Egyptian cotton manufacturers as well as companies specialised in the ready-to-wear industry.
Summary: More trouble may be in store for home textile manufacturer Welspun India, after its Egyptian cotton fiasco.
Last month, Target said it was ending its relationship with Welspun due to the incorrect labeling of sheets sold under the Fieldcrest brand as 500-thread-count Egyptian cotton. "After an extensive investigation, we recently confirmed that Welspun substituted another type of non-Egyptian cotton when producing these sheets between August 2014 and July 2016," according to a Target statement.

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