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  • Cotton Incorporated & Archroma Redefine “100% Cotton”

    Companies innovate to demonstrate how cotton can bring colors to cotton Cotton Incorporated, the research and promotion company for cotton, and Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, have collaborated to present what they believe is the first ever dye derived from cotton plant -residues.

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  • Gildan Joins the Cotton LEADS℠ Program

    he Cotton LEADS℠ program is pleased to announce that Gildan Activewear Inc. has recently joined the many partners that commit to responsibly produced cotton. “Gildan is well-known for its commitments to quality apparel and to responsible manufacturing,” says Mark Messura, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Marketing at Cotton Incorporated.

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  • Australian Cotton Conference Focused on Sustainability

    Earlier this month the Australian Cotton Conference attracted 1,940 delegates to the Gold Coast, a gathering of all sectors of the Australian industry that focused on the theme “New Frontiers”. A broad range of topics relating to sustainability were covered by expert speakers from Australia and around the world, including the myBMP program, digital agriculture, ealthy soils and crop nutrition, precision technologies and sustainable cotton sourcing.

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  • Cotton LEADS℠ Program Welcomes More Major Brands

    Recent additions to the growing list of Cotton LEADS℠ partners are Macy’s Merchandising Group, the American retailer’s private brands development group; Carter’s, a leading brand of children’s clothing; and Bossa Denim, a renowned Turkish textile company.

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  • Stakeholder Forum To Engage More Broadly on Australian Cotton’s Sustainability

    Australian cotton is one of the only agricultural industries in the world to conduct full, independent environmental audits of its entire production system. The most recent audit recommended the industry engage on its sustainability credentials further down the supply chain, and set sustainability targets by which to benchmark and measure progress.

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  • Improving Efficiency in Breeding Programs

    2016 National Association of Plant Breeders Annual Meeting The 2016 National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) Annual Meeting was co-hosted by Cotton Incorporated and North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina in August. A record number 275 scientists participated this year. NAPB scientists span both private and public sectors and work in 40+ crops.

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  • New Digital Frontiers for Cotton in Australia

    Australia’s cotton production system has changed significantly over the last two decades, with new digital technologies such as robotics, sensors, autonomous equipment and big data set to provide even more precision on the farm. Driverless tractors, precision weed sprayers and drone technogies to collect in-field, real time data will take precision agriculture to another level, with scientists in Australia envisaging that management of individual plants may be the way of the future.

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  • Australia and the U.S. Represented at Sustainable Apparel Coalition Meeting

    Australia’s Cotton Research and Development Corporation and Cotton Incorporated from the U.S. are both members of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) that held its annual conference during May in Copenhagen, Denmark. Representatives from both countries are working to ensure that sustainability messages for Australian and U.S. cotton are understood by SAC members, many of whom are also Cotton LEADS℠ partners.

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