Hybridworks secures $3.2 million investment to propel textile recycling innovation

Hybridworks, a cutting-edge textile recycling technology company, announced a $3.2 million seed-series equity investment from a private Midwest-based investor. The new investment marks a significant milestone in its mission to revolutionize thetextile industry with the most scalable and energy-efficient renewable textile technology in the industry. "This investment marks a pivotal moment for Hybridworks. It not [...]

By |2023-09-27T05:44:27-05:00September 27, 2023|

Better Cotton calls for eradication of HHPs

Better Cotton, the world’s largest cotton sustainability initiative, and its partners in the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coalition have issued a position paper demanding a global phase-out of highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) across agricultural supply chains. Ahead of the fifth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5), set to take place in Bonn, [...]

By |2023-09-25T06:27:44-05:00September 25, 2023|

Better Cotton & Cotton Egypt Association forge strategic partnership

Better Cotton, the world’s largest cotton sustainability initiative, and Cotton Egypt Association (CEA), the organization responsible for promoting and protecting Egyptian cotton worldwide, have announced a new strategic partnership to expand the Better Cotton program in Egypt. The program was first launched in 2020 by the Egyptian Cotton Project, implemented by the United Nations Industrial [...]

By |2023-07-31T08:57:58-05:00July 24, 2023|

Consumers unaware clothes cause microplastic pollution

Photo: © David Pereiras Villagra, Dreamstime.com. New consumer research from Cotton Incorporated finds that half of adults surveyed are familiar with microplastic pollution, and fewer are taking action to minimize microplastic pollution when it comes to their clothing choices. The quantitative online survey of 527 U.S. adults found that 49% are familiar with the term [...]

By |2023-07-07T07:06:01-05:00July 7, 2023|

Data, legislation, climate crisis in focus at Better Cotton Conference

Better Cotton has concluded its annual conference, which was held from 21-22 June in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The in-person and online event attracted more than 350 industry stakeholders from 38 countries around the world, and explored four key themes: Climate Action, Sustainable Livelihoods, Data & Traceability, and Regenerative Agriculture. On the opening day, following a [...]

By |2023-06-27T07:36:59-05:00June 27, 2023|

CCI launches COTTON USA Mills Performance Index

An essential new benchmarking tool for spinning mills launches today at ITMA 2023 that allows mills to evaluate their performance vis-à-vis others and definitively show the positive impact of U.S. cotton: the COTTON USA Mill Performance Index™. "The benchmarking capability of this tool from Cotton Council International (CCI) has the potential to transform a mill's performance," said [...]

By |2023-06-13T14:50:17-05:00June 13, 2023|

U.S. producers to plant 17% less cotton in 2023

Photo: U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol and photographer John Gibson US U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 11.4 million cotton acres this spring, down 17.0 percent from 2022, according to the National Cotton Council’s 42nd Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. Upland cotton intentions are 11.2 million acres, down 17.3 percent from 2022, while extra-long staple [...]

By |2023-03-08T09:12:05-06:00March 8, 2023|

Partnership For Sustainable Textiles Recognizes U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol

The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol has been approved as a standard for sustainable cotton by Siegelklarheit, an initiative of the German Federal Government. By helping consumers to better understand environmental and social labels, Siegelklarheit wants to contribute to more sustainable purchasing decisions. U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol successfully passed Siegelklarheit´s assessment system. As a result, members [...]

By |2022-06-27T12:45:00-05:00June 27, 2022|

e3 Sustainable Cotton program celebrates record enrollment

Photo: Materra BASF’s e3 Sustainable Cotton program, the first transparent and traceable cotton supply chain, has announced unprecedented growth. More than 900 growers enrolled in the program by registering cotton bales from their 2021 growing season, a 25% increase in enrollment from the previous year. “We are very encouraged by the growth we saw this [...]

By |2022-06-13T11:38:51-05:00June 13, 2022|

India slashes cotton import duty

The Ministry of Finance of India has announced that there will be no import duty on cotton for the period of April 14, 2022 through September 30, 2022. This news is welcomed by the Indian textile industry, which has been making calls to the government to allow duty-free import of cotton to stay competitive against [...]

By |2022-04-20T11:05:19-05:00April 13, 2022|
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