In 2018, 18,400,000 bales of cotton were produced in the United States. One bale of cotton weighs approximately 480 pounds and can make 690 bath towels or 215 pairs of jeans.

The U.S. dollar bill contains 75% cotton. One bale of cotton can make 313,600 $100 bills.

Cotton has been around for thousands of years making it one of the world’s oldest fibers. It is annually renewable, biodegradable, and regulated by the USDA as a food crop.