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The European Union (EU) is now a Member of the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC).

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

Washington, United States – The European Union (EU) is now a member of the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC). The membership of the EU in the ICAC is of strategic significance to the world cotton industry and the 150 million people involved in cotton production, marketing and processing each season. Some of the most important […]

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High Cotton Prices Persist Despite Rising Stocks Outside of China.

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

Washington, United States – In 2016/17, world cotton production is estimated at 22.9 million tons while world mill use is projected at 24.3 million tons, which represents the second consecutive season where mill use has exceeded production. As a result, world ending stocks are forecast to decrease by 7% to 17.3 million tons. However, this […]

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Success for Cotton Class.

By   /  June 1, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter  /  No Comments

Bremen, Germany – The eight day program took place in Bremen, Germany from 9 – 16 May and was delivered by industry experts from ICA Bremen, and the Bremen Fibre Institute (FIBRE). The training concentrated purely on quality issues in raw cotton.

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Global Coalition Set to Make Sustainable Cotton the Mainstream Choice.

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

London, United Kingdom – Leading international brands and retailers, cotton standards, existing industry initiatives and other stakeholders across the supply chain have come together to form Cotton 2040.

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NCC: Maintaining NAFTA Benefits is Crucial.

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Tennessee, United States – The National Cotton Council says the United States must remain a participant in a vibrant North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) because it has been and can continue to be a very positive trading platform for U.S. agriculture, including cotton and textiles.

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United States Cotton Production Projected to Increase in 2017.

By   /  May 18, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Washington D.C., United States – According to USDA’s initial projection for the 2017 crop, U.S. cotton production is forecast at 19.2 million bales, nearly 12 percent above the final 2016 estimate.

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New Chairperson for the BCI Council.

By   /  February 16, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter  /  No Comments

Geneva, Switzerland – BCI announced that Barry Clarke has been unanimously elected new Chairperson of the Better Cotton Initiative Council. Barry, an independent Member who was vice Chair of the BCI Council, succeeds Susi Proudman, Vice President of Global Apparel and Equipment Materials at Nike. Susi has stepped down to concentrate her efforts on a […]

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ICAC Forecasts that World Production Will Grow by 2% in 2017/18.

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

Washington D.C, United States – In its first estimate of the 2017/18 crop, the Secretariat predicts that world cotton output will rise by 2% to 23.4 million tons. The expansion is the result of an increase in planted area, which is expected to grow by 5% to 30.6 million hectares after two seasons of contraction.

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Bangladesh to Grow 10 Percent of Cotton Needs by 2025.

By   /  February 3, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Dhaka, Bangladesh – The Daily Star reports that Bangladesh aims to produce 1 million bales of cotton by the end of 2025, as the largest cotton importing country meets its total requirement from imports at present.Currently, Bangladesh grows about 180,000 bales of cotton a year, which is just 1 percent of total demand in a […]

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Dr. K.R. Kranthi Named Head of the Technical Information Section of ICAC.

By   /  December 22, 2016  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Washington D.C., United States – The ICAC Standing Committee has approved the appointment of Dr. K.R. Kranthi as the next Head of the organization’s Technical Information Section. Dr. Keshav Raj Kranthi is currently the Director of the Central Institute of Cotton Research in Nagpur, India.

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