Monday, July 30

gossypium barbadense

Don't ask me how to pronounce that, it's the latin term for Sea Island Cotton. I had never heard of it until recently... but got a pair of leggings made out of the wonderful stuff. It's soft and seem strong (i haven't washed them yet, though). I'm still not sure what is so great about it. Although according to wikipedia, it ...

...has antifungal properties and contains the chemical gossypol, making it insect resistant. It is also sometimes used as an anti-fertility drug.

shouldn't people be harnessing the powers of the sea island cotton? Contraception + insect resistant= best combination ever!

1 comment:

Little Nutbrown Hare said...

I love my John Smedley sea island cottons. Didn't know about the insect repellant and anti-fertility properties though!