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The end of Egyptian cotton

The end of Egyptian cotton

In 1994, Ayman Nassar, an Egyptian-American who grew up in California, briefly abandoned his studies at the University of Colorado and followed his older brother to Egypt. "There were so many opportunities," Nassar told me. They started by trading in raw cotton, and eventually opened their own spinning and weaving factories. Egypt is one of a handful of countries—along with the United States, Israel, and Turkmenistan—that grow a particularly lustrous type of cotton called extra-long-staple cotton, known in the U.S. as Pima cotton.

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