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    Question made from?

    Hi, is a textile printed with a floral pattern (of some kind of ink) made from or made of cotton?


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    Re: made from?

    Quote Originally Posted by saeta View Post
    made from or made of cotton?
    This is how I see it:

    of = constitute; no substantial change
    from = constructed from; substantial change

    Cotton is a soft, staple fiber that grows in a form known as a boll around the seeds of the cotton plant, a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, India and Africa. The fiber most often is spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile, which is the most widely used natural-fiber cloth in clothing today.

    --> of

    mestercized (treated with caustic alkali under tension) cotton --> made from cotton

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