I am a fashion enthusiast and I have been learning a lot about the history and production of different fabrics. Recently, I came across the term "white gold" being used to refer to cotton in a few articles and videos. I was intrigued by this term and wondered if it was a common term used in a particular country or region.
I did a bit of research online but couldn't find a clear answer. Some sources suggest that the term "white gold" might have been used in the United States during the 19th century when cotton was a major cash crop. Others suggest that the term might be commonly used in India because of the country's rich history of cotton production.
I was hoping that some of you might have more information about this or might know of other countries where cotton is referred to as "white gold". Any insights would be greatly appreciated!