Cocoon—the silky envelope spun by the larvae of many insects, as silkworms, serving as a covering while they are in the pupal stage.
Conventional— lacking originality or individuality
Corpse—a dead body
Cotton gin—a machine used to separate cotton fibers from the seeds
Decimate—to destroy one tenth or (more generally) a large part of
Domestic—living near or about human habitations
Ethics—a discipline dealing with good and evil and with moral duty
Exploiting—an act or deed, especially a brilliant or heroic one.
Fiber—a threadlike substance or structure or artificial filament capable of being spun or woven
Fur farming—a farm on which animals, as minks, are raised for their pelts
Garment—an article of clothing
Global Warming—an increase in the earth's average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate and that may result from the greenhouse effect.
Harp seal—a northern earless seal, Pagophilus groenlandicus, with pale-yellow fur darkening to gray with age, of coasts, drifting ice, and seas of the North Atlantic Ocean, hunted for its fur.
Harvest—the gathering in of ripe crops or fodder
Hemp—a tall widely grown Asian herb related to the mulberry that is the source of a tough fiber used in rope and of marijuana and hashish from its flowers and leaves; the fiber
Insecticides—any chemical preparation used for killing insect pest
Knit—a basic knitting stitch
Mink—either of two slender mammals resembling the related weasels
Neurological—the scientific study of the nervous system
Organic cotton—Organic cotton is cotton grown without pesticides or chemical additives to fertilizer
Pelts—a skin especially of a fur bearing animal
Pesticide— an agent used to destroy pests
Potable water—drinkable water
Ringed sea—An Arctic seal (Phoca hispida) having white, ring-shaped markings on the sides of the body.
Roller gin—a cotton gin in which rolls are used for separating the seeds from the fiber.
Sables—a dark brown mammal chiefly of northern Asia related to the weasels
Silk—a fine strong lustrous protein fiber produce by insect larvae usually for their cocoons; especially one from moth larvae used for fabric
Skinning—to remove the skin of
Slaughterhouse—an establishment where animals are butchered
Sweatshops—a shop or factory in which workers are employed for long hours at low wages and under unhealthy conditions
Tailor—a person whose occupation is making or altering garments.
Textile mill—a factory for making textiles
Trend—a current style or preference
Woven—a pattern of or method for interlacing yarns.
All definitions listed above are from the listed sources:
New Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus . Danbury , CT : Lexicon Publications, INC.,
The Merrian-Webster Dictionary . Springfield , MS : Merriam-Webster, Inc., 1997.