ReshaMandi Unraveling The Cotton Supply Chain

ReshaMandi is taking a new stride towards becoming the supply chain management company for the entire natural fibers industry. Along with Silk, ReshaMandi has already started to disrupt the cotton supply chain and we’re still just getting started…

You pick any random populated spot, cotton will be the most commonly worn natural fabric. That’s how universal it is. Lending to its easy availability, affordability, sustainability, and low maintenance along with several other advantages. 
The process of making cotton is long and involves many stakeholders, beginning with the most significant of them all, the farmers, they require seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, and other essential inputs to grow good quality cotton. 

Cotton Ginning

Then the cotton is sold to ginning mills where the raw cotton is separated into seed and bale. The ginning process ends with 3 outputs

Seeds: The cotton seeds make up around 55% of the seed cotton weight. They are very valuable and are used for a variety of products such as oil, plastics, stock feed, cosmetics, and margarine and to plant the next crop

Lint: Lint makes up approximately 35% of the seed cotton weight. Once the lint has been separated it is compacted into bales for easy transporting

Wastage: The remaining 10% of the seed cotton is classed as a waste product or trash. Cotton fiber waste can be used in ethanol manufacturing or in products that clean up oil spills. it can also be used as a fertilizer

Cotton Yarn Spinning

Once the bales are made. Spinning is basically the process of producing yarns, then the strands of cotton fibers are twisted together to form yarn

  • The yarn is installed on the rings of the spinning frame and is allowed to pass through several sets of rollers, which are rotating at a successively higher speed.
  • The yarn is rolled by the rollers and wound up on the bobbins
  • Drafting, twisting and winding of the yarn are all completed in one operation as a final stage of yarn spinning.
  • The bobbins filled with yarn are then removed from ring frames and used for processing for bleaching, weaving, etc.

Cotton Weaving

In weaving, the warp thread and weft yarn are crossed over one another in a set method in order to weave the required type of fabric. A machine designed to accomplish this task is called a loom. First, the warp thread and weft yarn are prepared so that they can be set into the loom. There are mainly two types of looms, power loom, and handlooms. Then the fabrics are finished and sold to their end-users.

ReshaMandi is actively working with all the stakeholders of the industry and disrupting the natural fibers supply chain of India. Tech, like ReshaMandi super App, ReshaSaathi IoT devices, our centers near the important cotton hubs of South India and Maharashtra, and expert interventions at each stage to better the supply chain.

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