Raw MaterialsReport

Report: The Truth About Organic Cotton and its Impacts

Hoping to quell misconceptions about organic cotton and its differences from the conventional kind, Textile Exchange released a Quick Guide to Organic Cotton. The fact sheet, out Friday, points to organic cotton as a preferred fiber, or one that is ecologically and socially progressive, and outlines exactly why.

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TradeNews

EAC Waives Tax on Textile Imports to Boost Local Production

Looking to boost help their domestic industries, the six nations that comprise the East African Community have agreed to a three-year tax waiver of import duties and value added taxes on textile raw materials, fabrics and accessories that are not available locally.

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LaborReport

FLA Report Identifies Ways to Mitigate Child Labor Risks in Cotton Sector

A new report from the Fair Labor Association and the Development Workshop Cooperative found levels of child labor in Turkey’s cotton supply chain, but more critically, the lack of a governmental or industry system of inspections or supply chain mapping makes it difficult the measure the extent of the problem.

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Raw MaterialsReport

US Organic Fiber and Textile Sales Hit Record in 2016

Organic fiber sales in the U.S. broke another record in 2016, hitting $1.4 billion and posting a percent increase from 2015, according to the recently released 2017 Organic Industry Survey from the Organic Trade Association.

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Raw MaterialsReport

Textile Exchange Insights Series: How Sustainable is Your Cotton?

Imagine you’re a sustainability specialist making great strides in raw materials. Overall, you’ve improved things by 10 percent in the last year and you’re happy. But then you discover others are improving at a faster pace. All of a sudden, you’re lagging, not leading. The……...

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Raw MaterialsNews

USDA: Cotton Consumption, Production to Grow Next Year

The USDA’s first detailed forecast report of world production and consumption for the 2017/2018 growing year show that although global cotton demand is expected to remain strong, increases in production and releases of Chinese reserves could still put downward pressure on prices.

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Market DataNews

Cotton Prices Settle Down in May

After briefly spiking during the month, cotton prices settled down, ending May lower than at the end of April.

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