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  • Jesse Daystar Appointed First Chief Sustainability Officer for Cotton Incorporated

    Sustainability is a major focus in businesses across all industries. From agriculture to retail – companies across the globe are working to reduce environmental impacts. Cotton Incorporated, the research and promotion company for U.S. cotton producers and importers, extends its commitment to sustainability of cotton across the supply chain by appointing Dr. Jesse Daystar, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer.

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  • The Cotton LEADS℠ Program Welcomes Gap Inc.’s Continued Sustainability Commitment

    The Cotton LEADS℠ program today welcomed its newest member, Gap Inc., and applauded the company’s move to extend its commitment to sustainable raw material sourcing. The leading global retailer joins more than 470 program partners that acknowledge the ongoing sustainable gains by United States (U.S.) and Australian cotton growers.

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  • 2017 Australian Cotton Industry Awards Celebrate Excellence

    More than 380 cotton growers and industry representatives gathered last week to celebrate the recipients of the 2017 Australian Cotton Industry Awards. The Awards program recognises excellence and achievement in Australia’s cotton industry throughout the supply chain, from growers and ginners to product suppliers, consultants, agronomists and researchers.

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  • Over 500 People Flock to Australia’s Cotton Collective

    More than 500 cotton growers from across Queensland and NSW flocked to Griffith (Southern NSW) last week to discuss issues of importance facing the industry and catch up on the latest developments in farming. The two-day Cotton Collective Industry Forum covered a huge range of topics, from research & development, connected agriculture and technology, to positioning in the world fibre market.

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  • Cotton LEADS℠ Partner, Target, Announces A New Cotton Innovation Challenge With the International Space Station

    he Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today announced a cotton sustainability challenge, sponsored by Target Corporation, where researchers and innovators will have the ability to propose solutions to improve crop production on Earth by sending their concepts to the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory.

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  • Global Brand HUGO BOSS Joins Cotton LEADS℠ Ranks

    Global luxury fashion house HUGO BOSS is the latest of more than 460 partners from across the global supply chain to join the Cotton LEADS℠ program, in a show of support for the sustainability credentials of Australian and U.S. cotton.

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  • Australia’s Brands and Retailers Tour Leading Cotton Farm

    Leading figures from the Australian fashion and textile sector recently toured Narrabri’s cotton industry – visiting a farm, gin and research station to learn first-hand about the raw materials that go into cotton garments and homewares. The event incorporated a tour of a fully certified myBMP cotton farm at Auscott’s Narrabri, where attendees saw cotton harvesting in action.

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  • U.S. Cotton Takes Steps to Set Sustainability Goals

    n March 2017, U.S. cotton industry organizations, the National Cotton Council, Cotton Board, Cotton Council International, and Cotton Incorporated, joined ten technical experts in cotton production to discuss how future technologies would impact trends in key performance indicators (KPIs) used to assess the sustainability of agricultural production systems.

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