Intertextile 2014 – Supporting Partners and Educating the Industry
October 30, 2014
The Cotton LEADS™ Program participated in in the world’s largest textile apparel tradeshow, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, October 20-23. Cotton Australia, Cotton Council International and Cotton Incorporated operated prominent booths where exhibitors and visitors could learn more about the Cotton LEADS™ program and responsible cotton production practices in Australia and the United States. In addition to the founding organizations, thirty-five Cotton LEADS™ partners exhibited and during the show leading athletic apparel supplier, Top Star, became the newest partner.
During the exhibition, Adam Kay, CEO Cotton Australia, Kevin Latner, Executive Director Cotton Council International, and J. Berrye Worsham, President and CEO of Cotton Incorporated met with leading manufacturers, brands and retailers to discuss the Cotton LEADS™ program and ongoing continuous improvement practices in Australia and the U.S. The Intertextile show consisted of over 3,800 exhibitors and hosted over 70,000 visitors from over 30 countries. Cotton LEADS™ presence was well received and recognized through media coverage by Textile & Apparel Weekly and China Textile Leader.