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Cotton Incorporated and Polygiene Partnership to Enhance Moisture and Odor Management for Cotton Activewear

January 22, 2014

Cotton Incorporated is partnering with Polygiene to add odor-inhibiting capabilities to TransDRY technology, which improves moisture management and speeds dry-times for cotton fabrics in active, high-performance applications. Headquartered in Sweden, Polygiene is an internationally-recognized supplier of odor control and freshness technologies for


USDA Announces Cotton Board Appointments

January 14, 2014

Seventeen members and 17 alternates have been named to The Cotton Board by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The Cotton Board is appointed by the Secretary to oversee the Cotton Research & Promotion Program. All appointees will serve three-year terms that


Cotton Incorporated: Identity Programs Provide Options for Sustainability

January 13, 2014

Cotton Incorporated CEO Berrye Worsham says the pieces are lining up to chart a new frontier for the cotton industry.

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New Focus on Cotton Webcast Addresses Glyphosate-Resistant Italian Ryegrass

January 9, 2014

Over the years, Italian Ryegrass could be found on roadsides, in ditches, and other benign places. Unfortunately, glyphosate-resistant biotypes of this weed are being found more and more in cotton fields. In 2005, Jason Bond, Mississippi State University Research and


BB Griffin Elected Chairman of Cotton Incorporated

December 19, 2013

North Carolina cotton producer and ginner BB Griffin was elected Chairman of Cotton Incorporated during the recent Cotton Board/Cotton Incorporated joint board meeting in Savannah, Georgia. “BB’s duel, first-hand knowledge of our industry as a producer and ginner – combined

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Thirty Textile Companies Already on Board with Cotton LEADS Program

December 19, 2013

Two months after the launch of the Cotton LEADS program, 30 textile companies ─ suppliers to some of the world’s most recognizable apparel brands ─ have formally acknowledged the merits of the program’s cotton and now include it within their

FiberMax Continues as Title Sponsor for Nation’s Largest High School Basketball Tourney

December 19, 2013

Nearly 90 top high school basketball teams from across Texas will hoop it up December 26-28 at the 55th Annual FiberMax Caprock Classic in Lubbock, Texas. The Caprock Classic is the largest high school basketball tournament in the country, and

Watching Cotton Come to Life

December 5, 2013

Recently I had an invaluable experience and opportunity—to visit a cotton farm and ginning facility in North Carolina. As a student studying Textile Development and Marketing (TDM) at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, we are exposed

New Webcast Focuses on Short-Season Dryland Cotton Production

October 31, 2013

A new presentation focusing on short-season dryland cotton production is now available online for viewing as part of the Focus on Cotton webcast series. For growers in many parts of the Cotton Belt, short-season production is their only viable option.

US, Australia Team Up for Cotton LEADS Initiative

October 21, 2013

The United States and Australian cotton industries have joined hands to increase awareness among manufacturers, retailers, brands and consumers on how the cotton industry leads in responsible production and having a balance of social, environmental and economic sustainability. Towards this

USA and Australia Announce Joint Sustainability Initiative

October 16, 2013

Two of the world’s top producers have teamed up to create a program to help companies throughout the cotton supply chain source their fiber in a responsible manner, according to a joint announcement released yesterday. The Cotton LEADS program, a

Striking Mannequins Take Cotton Or Nothing Message to the Streets

September 30, 2013

As models began walking the runways of New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, mannequins in the Meatpacking District began walking off the job.  The “protest” was part of a film shoot and companion installation for Cotton Or Nothing, a

Tour Acquaints Overseas Textile Customers with U.S. Cotton Industry

September 16, 2013

Textile executives representing 18 countries are visiting the U.S. Cotton Belt this week (September 22-29) to familiarize themselves with U.S. cotton and how the fiber is produced, processed and marketed. The biennial COTTON USA Orientation Tour is sponsored by Cotton Council

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CCI Tour to Showcase U.S. Yarn and Fabrics to Uniform Manufacturers

September 23, 2014

Apparel manufacturers from eight countries will get a good look at U.S. cotton yarn and fabric production during Cotton Council International’s 2014 COTTON USA Western Hemisphere Uniform Manufacturers Tour.


Research Shows Polyester Athletic Wear Has an Odor Problem

September 16, 2014

When folks in the cotton industry say polyester stinks, they now have the research to back the statement up.


Cotton LEADS Program Now Counts More Than 200 Partner Companies

July 24, 2014

More than 200 partner companies have now joined the Cotton LEADS program since its launch in October 2013.


Alabama Voters Allow Cotton Growers to Determine Status of State Checkoff Fee

July 16, 2014

Based on the results of Alabama’s July 15 primary election, the state’s cotton growers now have the opportunity to determine if their current voluntary cotton checkoff fees for marketing and research should become mandatory.


Automatic or Not? Alabama Voters to Determine Status of State Cotton Checkoff Fees.

July 9, 2014

On July 15, Alabama voters will have a say in determining if the state’s voluntary cotton checkoff program should become automatic rather than voluntary.


CCI Urges India Consumers to “Check the Label” Bollywood-Style

July 9, 2014

To promote cotton usage in India, Cotton Council International is urging consumers to “Check the Label” in a new Bollywood-style video campaign.


Mid-South Cotton Producers to See San Joaquin Valley Agriculture

July 6, 2014

Thirteen Mid-South cotton producers will observe cotton and other agricultural operations in California’s San Joaquin Valley the week of July 13 as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2014 Producer Information Exchange Program.


CCI Promotes Textile Industry Dialogue during Events in China and Turkey

June 30, 2014

Cotton Council International recently completed programs in China and Turkey designed to increase dialogue between COTTON USA and the countries’ textile industries and buyers.


Cotton Board Confirms $80 Million for Cotton Research and Promotion

June 13, 2014

The Cotton Board’s Executive Committee has confirmed $80 million for funding of the 2015 Research and Promotion Program.


USDA Seeking Nominations for The Cotton Board

June 13, 2014

USDA is seeking nominations for candidates to serve on The Cotton Board.


When Is A Blue Jean Not A Blue Jean?

May 19, 2014

The recent influx of man-made fibers into blue jeans is not a good fit for many consumers, and could affect the care, wear and expected five-year longevity of their beloved blue jeans.