What is the step by step process of obtaining cotton and jute fibres?

Cotton is obtained by the following steps: 

  • The cotton is handpicked from the plant Gossipyium plant in the form of cotton balls.

  • By the process of Ginning, the seeds and cotton fibres are separated from Cotton balls. 

  • These cotton balls are then made into threads and converted into yarn by the process of Spinning.

  • from these yarns, the cotton fabric is made.

Jute is obtained from the following steps:

  • The jute fibre comes from the stem and ribbon (outer skin) of the jute plant. 

  • The fibres are first extracted by retting. The retting process consists of bundling jute stems together and immersing them in slow running water. 

  • There are two types of retting: stem and ribbon. 

  • After the retting process, stripping begins; women and children usually do this job. In the stripping process, non-fibrous matter is scraped off, then the workers dig in and grab the fibres from within the jute stem. These fibres are used to make further products.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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