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Labor Shifts Bring Change to China’s Textile Industry

February 9, 2011

The Chinese cotton industry has been enjoying robust demand in the past few years due to the fast growth of

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Profitability Depends on Partners Working Together

February 9, 2011

The global economy is back on a growth path following the 2009 financial and economic crisis. Global production and trade

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Gains in Textile Production Offset Fears

February 9, 2011

The Italian textile sector has shown very promising signs of a strong recovery in 2010. The general trend has been

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U.S. Cotton Presents a Unified Front to the World

February 9, 2011

In 1931, John Maynard Keynes said, “The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent.” Nearly 80 years

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The Next Challenges: Synthetics and Price Discovery

February 9, 2011

The cotton market is, in my opinion, a “whole new game.” The industry as we knew it has changed forever

Cotton and Synthetics Need Not Be Enemies

February 9, 2011

The first three quarters of 2010 provided the international textile industry with a large amount of drama. The discussion concerning

Moving into Uncharted Territory

February 8, 2011

Presentations I gave at international gatherings during the autumn of 2010 referred to the cotton market being on the verge

Vitality and volatility

February 8, 2011

Imagine the vastness of the entire collective cotton experience that you share with the cotton- and textile-industry pros from around

Is It Really a Whole New Ballgame?

February 8, 2011

Three years ago, I wrote an article in Cotton International that focused on the competitive pressures facing the cotton industry

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New Cotton Traceability System Reaches Final Testing

May 9, 2016

An inexpensive traceability system to prove the authenticity of organic and other niche cottons could be available by the end of the year, says ICA Bremen.

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No Export Subsidies for Indian Cotton

April 27, 2016

According to the Government of India, the country is not entitled to export subsidies for its cotton.

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Little Activity on New World Cotton Contract

April 4, 2016

The ICE Futures world cotton contract is off to a slow start.

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India Taking Proactive Measures to Combat Whitefly

March 30, 2016

As planting season approaches, the government of India is taking proactive measures to combat likely white fly infestations in the country's cotton-producing Northern States.

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Better Cotton Initiative Joins ISEAL Alliance

March 24, 2016

The Better Cotton Initiative has been accepted as a full member of the ISEAL Alliance by achieving full compliance with the organization’s standard-setting code.

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India to Produce Less Cotton This Season

February 29, 2016

India is expected to produce about 3 million bales less cotton for the season ending in September 2016, compared to a year ago.

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China Losing Top Cotton Importer Status

February 3, 2016

China has been surpassed by Vietnam as the world’s top cotton importer.

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China Considering Sale from Cotton Reserves

January 18, 2016

China’s government is reportedly considering plans to sell some of its cotton stockpile, a move that could move Chinese domestic prices lower and reduce import demand.

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Zhangjiagang Becomes First Certified Laboratory in China

November 17, 2015

Zhangjiagang Academy of Inspection and Detection has been certified as a “laboratory of choice” by ICA Bremen.

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ICA Names New President and Directors

November 12, 2015

Jean-Marc Derossis was elected president of the International Cotton Association during the organization’s Annual General Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

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ICAC Cooperative Research Network for Cotton Meets in Egypt

November 3, 2015

Ninety-seven delegates from 10 countries attended the ICAC meeting of the Inter-Regional Cooperative Research Network on Cotton for the Mediterranean and Middle East Regions.