Cotton is well known for its near limitless uses in the textile industry, from blue jeans to t-shirts. Cotton is a special fiber because unlike many materials, it gets stronger when it is wet making the products made with it incredibly durable.
Cotton is used for much more than just clothing, though. For example, 75% of the material used to create US money is cotton!
In the United States, annual retail revenue stimulated by cotton exceeds. $120 billion- making cotton America’s number 1 value-added crop. U.S. grown cotton employs more than 44,000 Americans.