• The great majority of it was destined for Lancashire which (in turn) produced two-thirds of all the cotton fabric that was traded.

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  • In summer, when the temperature soars to 45 degrees centigrade, soaking lengths of cotton fabric in a boiling vat of dye calls for a special kind of endurance.

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  • They spread these films in alternate layers on top of sheets of cotton fabric and exposed the sandwich to ultraviolet light for 30 minutes to bond the layers covalently.

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  • It is the cheap cloth, the cheap cotton and rayon fabric, boots, motorcars, and so on that are the typical achievements of capitalist production, and not as a rule improvements that would mean much to the rich man.

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  • This layer can be coated on cotton to keep the fabric clean.

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  • He showered her with gifts, starting with a 6-yard-long piece of bazin fabric, the hand-dyed, polished cotton which is the mainstay of Malian fashion.

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  • Cotton clothing also requires more energy to maintain than polyester, since the synthetic fabric can be washed at a lower temperature, can hang to dry and doesn't need ironing.

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  • In tie-dying, bundles of ramie threads are bound tightly with cotton before dying so as to produce a geometric or floral pattern when the thread is woven into fabric using a simple back-strap loom.

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