Purwakarta, Indonesia - When I was touring the Indorama spinning plant, I kept shoving samples into my pockets.
1) Raw American cotton
2) After combing, it’s like baby hair.
3) One more step and it’s cotton candy.
4) Pull. Twist. Spin. And you have yarn.
The amazing thing about this process is that it doesn’t add or subtract anything. It’s still 100 percent cotton. But now it’s transformed. (@radiosmith/NPR)