How does algodon cotton differ from normal cotton?
Algodon is a different variety of cotton that grows in warmer climates such as those of Central and South America. Algodon cotton, like all cotton, takes a lot of time and effort to grow only to be torn down at the end for production.
The word “algodón” derives from the Arabic word for cotton (“ألقود al-qūd”). The word was introduced into Spanish during trading trips between the Arabic countries and Spain at the time when they were both part of al-Andalus (literally “the land where olives grew”) which covered most of southern France, much of Italy, Gibraltar, Andorra, Portugal’s Algarve region and parts of Croatia;