Committed to Circularity
Textile to Textile
Woven and knit textiles including apparel and home goods such as bedsheets can be reused, recycled into new textiles and eventually returned to the earth.
Textiles including fabrics for apparel and home goods can be recycled into nonwoven products that are made using spunlaid, spunlace and other manufacturing methods.
Cotton manufactured into a textile can be recycled into a new, engineered product created through 3D printing or injection molding, for example.
Cotton manufactured into a nonwoven application like wet wipes can be composted after use.
COTTON’S CIRCULAR LIFE CYCLE
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many ways you can close the loop with cotton.
Grown from Earth
Cotton is a natural fiber – grown from sunlight, water and earth – that stores carbon dioxide the plant has absorbed from the atmosphere. *Through the open exchange of best practices and extensive research, cotton producers continuously improve their stewardship of the land and natural resources.
The U.S. cotton industry has set meaningful 10-year goals to guide scientiﬁcally sound, national-scale improvement over time.Learn more about industry goals for sustainable cotton production.