United States Cotton Facts

Article By: Blair Thomas
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United States agriculture cotton

United States textile mills will spin nearly 3 million bales of cotton – weighing about 500 pounds – this year. That’s enough cotton to make more than 600 million pairs of jeans and more than 2 billion dress shirts.

Did you know one bale of cotton can make …

• 215 pairs of jeans?
• 249 bed sheets?
• 409 men’s sports shirts?
• 690 terry bath towels?
• 765 men’s dress shirts?
• 1,217 men’s t-shirts?
• 1,256 pillowcases?
• 2,104 pairs of boxer shorts?
• 3,085 diapers?
• 4,321 mid-calf socks?
• 6,436 pairs of underwear?
• 21,960 women’s handkerchiefs?
• 313,600 $100 bills?

Source: National Cotton Council of America

Article From: Farm Flavor - www.farmflavor.com
http://farmflavor.com/us-ag/national/united-states-cotton-facts/

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