Some curious facts:
- spinning yarn and weaving cloth don't necessarily occur in the same country--I wonder why--the one is simpler than the other and easier to outsource?
- US cotton shipped in bales across the wide Pacific is competitive with cotton grown in India. Our growers are currently more efficient than Indian, so able to handle transport costs?
- China used to have reserves of cotton but are now reducing or eliminating them. Wonder why--moving to less government intervention, if so, why?