Cotton: japanese vs other cotton

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by no_in4mation, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. no_in4mation

    no_in4mation New Member

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    so why is japanese cotton so high in demand? why do they cost more than others?
     


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    jet Persian Bro

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    It's the denim and how it's made, did you do a search? Do a search.
     


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    Tck13 Senior member

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    In most (all?) cases the cotton isn't Japanese.
    The companies are using cotton from Zimbabwe, Texas, etc...
     


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    I don't think that I have ever heard of Japanese cotton being in demand...
     


  6. no_in4mation

    no_in4mation New Member

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    Here is a link:

    Denim Link



    that link doesn't really tell me anything after i click the japanese thread after that. What i really want to know is the quality of the cotton or just why people want that over other cotton?
     


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    It's more like certain features of said c otton versus the 'quality.' Single crop, short fiber, etc.
     


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    I wonder if natural woven selvedge denim can compete with Japanese selvedge denim
     


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    Here's an article about Sea Island Cotton, a well known top of the line material. Long staple cotton is softer, the texture gives it a nicer feel on the hand. Zimbabwean and Egyptian cotton also has a long staple. Varying qualities are often linked to growing conditions & environment. Obviously a noticeably softer fabric that can only be batched in small quantities is going to cost a ton of money and those costs multiply through production, wholesale, and retail.
     


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