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Cotton Stocks Outside China Are Projected to Grow in 2017/18.

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Washington D.C, United States – World cotton production is projected to increase by 10% during 2017/18 reaching 25.4 million tons. Higher cotton prices during 2016/17 and better cotton price ratios to other competing crops during 2017 planting campaign resulted in expansion of cotton area by an estimated 3 million hectares to over 32 million hectares. During 2017/18 […]

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Organic Cotton? Verification is Better!.

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Bonnigheim, Germany – The issue of sustainability has also extended into the fashion industry. Organic cotton is trendy. This is ultimately reflected in sector turnover, which decreases by approximately 2% each year for conventional fashion, whilst increasing by 5% for sustainable clothing.

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Chemically Modified Cotton Is Fluorescent, Magnetic.

By   /  October 6, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

New York, United States – Someday, everybody will be wearing smart clothes — not just clothes that look dapper, but are able to sense the environment and the body’s vital signs, perhaps then pinging the data to your wrist watch or doctor. To get there, we will need functional fabrics, and nothing beats the touch […]

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U.S. Cotton Sets Goals to Further Reduce Environmental Footprint.

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Tennessee, United States – With the goal of helping its members meet their current needs while making the world a better place for future generations, the U.S. cotton industry is setting goals aimed to build upon the strong environmental gains already achieved over the past 30 years.

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Stable Global Cotton Stocks in 2017/18.

By   /  September 8, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Washington DC, United States – In 2017/18, world cotton production and mill use are estimated at 25.1 million tons, which would result in a 9% increase in output and 2% rise in consumption. World cotton stocks are projected to remain stable at 18.5 million tons at the end of 2017/18, and, the world stock-to-use ratio […]

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Woolam Cotton Gin Certified as First United States Organic Textile Processor Utilizing Applied DNA Organic Cotton Traceability System.

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

New York, United States – Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. announced that one of their ginning partners, the Woolam Gin in O’Donnell, Texas, was awarded the Global Organic Textile Standard (“GOTS v5.0”) certification, making it the first certified U.S. organic cotton gin utilizing Applied DNA’s molecular tagging system, which provides a single platform to tag, test, and track the organic […]

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Cotton Made in Africa Achieves Record Revenues.

By   /  August 24, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Hamburg, Germany – Upon publication of its annual report for 2016, Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) can report positive results for the past commercial year: As the largest label for sustainable cotton from Africa, CmiA certified 30% of cotton production in sub-Saharan Africa. Growing demand for CmiA cotton in the textile industry meant that around […]

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Cotton Prices Uncertain in 2017/18.

By   /  August 9, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Washington D.C., United States – The Secretariat forecasts that the A Index in 2017/18 will range between 54 cts/lb and 87 cts/lb with a midpoint of 69 cts/lb. The midpoint would be 13 cts/lb lower than in 2016/17.  This follows the large increase of 12 cts/lb from 2015/16 to 2016/17, which suggests that such a drop is […]

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NCC Encouraged by Appropriations Process’ Inclusion of Cottonseed Policy.

By   /  August 1, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Tennessee, United States – The FY18 Agriculture Appropriations bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee includes a number of key provisions from the industry’s cottonseed proposal to help provide economic relief to cotton producers until a new farm bill is in place.

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DPI Research Protecting Australian Cotton from Verticillium Wilt.

By   /  August 1, 2017  /  Cotton News, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Orange, Australia – New research by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) will focus on the fungal disease Verticillium wilt to help the Australian cotton industry to manage the risk associated with the disease.

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