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COTTON USA Sourcing Program

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How We Can Help You

 

The COTTON USA Sourcing Program can help your company capitalize on the opportunities available in the Western Hemisphere.  Our objective is to develop business relationships throughout the entire cotton textile and apparel supply chain from the U.S. cotton yarn and fabric supplier to Western Hemisphere garment manufactures to the U.S. apparel retailer and brands.  The COTTON USA Sourcing Program is a way to get the most up-to-date information on the business opportunities available under the various Trade Preference Programs and on quick, reliable suppliers in the Western Hemisphere.

 

Buhler Quality Yarns Corp. Carolina Cotton Works - CCW CloverTex LLC Frontier Mills Gentry Mills, Inc.
Hamrick Mills, Inc. Parkdale Ramtex, Inc. Tuscarora Yarns, Inc.
     

Products

Combed

Cotton Spun Yarns

Less than 10 Ne (16.9 Nm) (10 - 19 Ne (16.9 - 32.1 Nm) 20 - 29 Ne (33.8 - 49 Nm) 30 - 39 Ne (50.7 - 65.9 Nm) 40 - 49 Ne (67.6 - 82.8 Nm) 50 - 59 Ne (84.5 - 99.7 Nm) 60 - 69 Ne (101.4 - 116.6 Nm) 70 -79 Ne (118.3 - 133.5 Nm) 80 - 89 Ne (135.2 - 150.4 Nm)
Air Jet Yarns/Vortex
Parkdale   X X X          
Ramtex   X X X X X X    
 
Corespun Yarns
Ramtex X X X X X        
 
Dyed Yarns
Tuscarora X X X X X X X X X
 
Environmental - Organic / Naturally Colored Grown
Buhler   X X X X X X X X
CloverTex X X X X          
Frontier X X X X          
Parkdale X X X            
Tuscarora X X X X X        
 
Environmental - Recycled
CloverTex X X X X          
Tuscarora X X X X          
 
Fancy
CloverTex X X X X          
Tuscarora X X X X X        
 
Performance Yarns
Buhler   X X X X X X    
CloverTex X X X X          
Tuscarora X X X X          
 
Heather / Melange
Buhler       X X X X X X
Clovertex X X X X X        
Parkdale X X X X          
Ramtex   X X X X X X    
Tuscarora X X X X X        
 
Open End
Parkdale X X X            
Tuscarora X X X X          
 
Novelty
Tuscarora X X X X X        
 
Ring Spun
Tuscarora X X X X X        
Ramtex   X X X X X      
Parkdale X X X X          
Buhler   X X X X X X X X
 
Upholstery
Tuscarora X X X X X        
 
Yarns of pre-colored fibers
Tuscarora X X X X X        
CloverTex X X X X X        

 

Carded

Cotton Spun Yarns

Less than 10 Ne (16.9 Nm) (10 - 19 Ne (16.9 - 32.1 Nm) 20 - 29 Ne (33.8 - 49 Nm) 30 - 39 Ne (50.7 - 65.9 Nm) 40 - 49 Ne (67.6 - 82.8 Nm) 50 - 59 Ne (84.5 - 99.7 Nm) 60 - 69 Ne (101.4 - 116.6 Nm) 70 -79 Ne (118.3 - 133.5 Nm) 80 - 89 Ne (135.2 - 150.4 Nm)
Air Jet Yarns/ Vortex
Frontier   X X X X        
Parkdale   X X X          
Ramtex                  
 
Carpet
Parkdale X                
 
Core Yarns
Parkdale X X X            
 
Dyed Yarns
Tuscarora X X X X          
 
Environmental - Organic / Naturally Colored Grown
CloverTex X X X X          
Frontier   X X X          
Parkdale X X X X          
Tuscarora X X X X          
 
Environmental - Recycled
CloverTex X X X X          
Tuscarora X X X X          
 
Fancy
CloverTex X X X X          
Tuscarora X X X X          
 
Performance Yarns
Ramtex   X X X X        
Tuscarora X X X X X        
 
Heather / Melange
Clovertex X X X X X        
Frontier X X X            
Hanesbrands Inc. X X X X          
Parkdale X X X X          
Tuscarora X X X X X        
 
Denim/Slub Yarns
Froniter X X              
Parkdale X X X            
Tuscaora X X X X          
 
Open End
Frontier X X X X          
Parkdale X X X X          
Hanesbrands Inc. X X X X          
Tuscarora X X X X          
 
Novelty
Tuscarora X X X X X        
CloverTex X X X X X        
 
Ring Spun
Clovertex X X X X X        
Hanesbrands Inc. X X X X          
Frontier X X              
Parkdale X X X X          
Tuscarora X X X X X        
 
Upholstery
Tuscarora X X X X X        
 
Yarns of Pre-Colored Fibers
CloverTex X X X X          
Tuscarora X X X X X        

 

Knitted Cotton Fabrics

Greige Printed Yarn-Dyed Piece Dyed Naturally Colored Cotton Certified Organic
 
Crepe
 
Double Knits
CCW X X   X    
Gentry Mills X X X X X  
 
Fleece
CCW       X    
Gentry Mills X X X X X  
Hanesbrands Inc.       X    
 
French Terry
CCW       X    
Gentry Mills X X X X X  
Hanesbrands Inc.
 
Interlock - Solid
CCW       X    
Gentry Mills X X   X    
 
Interlock - Striped
CCW       X    
Gentry Mills X X X X X  
 
Jacquards
Gentry Mills X X X X    
 
Jersey
CCW       X    
Gentry Mills X X X X X  
Hanesbrands Inc.       X    
 
Jersey - Fine Gauge
CCW       X    
Gentry Mills X X X X X  
Hanesbrands Inc.       X    
 
Jersey - Rugby Striped
CCW       X    
Gentry Mills X X X X X  
Hanesbrands Inc.            
 
Mercerized Knits
CCW       X    
Gentry Mills X X X X    
 
Mesh
CCW X X X X    
Hanesbrands Inc.       X    
 
Novelties
Gentry Mills X X X X X  
 
Ottoman
Gentry Mills X X X X    
 
Pique
CCW       X    
Gentry Mills X X X X    
 
Pique - Birdseye
CCW       X    
Gentry Mills X X X X    
 
Pique - Waffle/Thermal
CCW       X    
Gentry Mills X X X X    
 
Pointelle
CCW       X    
Gentry Mills X X X X X  
 
Ponti de Roma
CCW       X    
Gentry Mills X X X X X  
 
Poorboy
Gentry Mills X X X X X  
 
Raschel
CCW X X X X    
Hanesbrands Inc.       X    
 
Rib
CCW       X    
Gentry Mills X X X X X  
Hanesbrands Inc.       X    
 
Terry
CCW       X X  
Gentry Mills X X X X X  
 
Terry - Novelty
CCW       X X  
 
Warp Knits
Hanesbrands Inc.       X    

 

Cotton Woven Fabrics (Top Weight)

Greige Printed Yarn-Dyed Piece Dyed
 
Basket Weave
Hamrick Mills X      
 
Broadcloth
Hamrick Mills X      
 
Challis
Hamrick Mills X      
 
Chambray
Hamrick Mills        
 
Diaper-Cloth & Birdseye
Hamrick Mills X      
 
Dobby
Hamrick Mills X      
 
Downproof
Hamrick Mills X      
 
Herringbone
Hamrick Mills X      
 
Jacquards
Hamrick Mills        
 
Lawns, Voiles & Batistes
Hamrick Mills X      
 
Muslin
Hamrick Mills X      
 
Poplin
Hamrick Mills X      
 
Printcloth
Hamrick Mills X      
 
Sateen
Hamrick Mills X      
 
Sheeting
Hamrick Mills X      
 
Shirting - Broadcloth
Hamrick Mills X      
 
Shirting - Dooby
Hamrick Mills X      
 
Shirting - Oxford
Hamrick Mills X      
 
Special Purpose Fabrics
Hamrick Mills X      
 
Twill
Hamrick Mills X      
 
Cotton Spandex
Hamrick Mills X      
 
Cotton Stretch (100% Cotton)
Hamrick Mills X      
 
Wrinkle Resistant
Hamrick Mills X      
 
Customized Fabrics
Hamrick Mills X      

 

Home Furnishings / Other

Own Brand Private Label Institutional / Commercial Organic
 
Dust Ruffles / Shams
Hamrick Mills   X X  
 
Duvet Covers
Hamrick Mills   X X  
 
Pillow Covers / Cases
Hamrick Mills   X X  
 
Quilts
Hamrick Mills   X X  
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Sets - Sheets & Pillowcases Woven)
Hamrick Mills   X X  

 

Cotton Council International

 

 

FAS LogoCOTTON COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL (CCI) is the export promotion arm of the National Cotton Council of America (NCC), dedicated to increasing U.S. exports of cotton, cottonseed, and their products. CCI is funded by NCC and by private contributions from the U.S. cotton industry. CCI also receives funds from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for overseas market development and export promotion for U.S. cotton and cotton products.

 

CCI sponsors a wide range of trade servicing activities geared to enhancing textile executives’ and cotton buyers’ knowledge of U.S. cotton and the U.S. cotton industry. CCI also conducts trade and consumer promotion campaigns featuring the COTTON USA Mark in selected countries around the world. CCI works closely with manufacturers and spinners to promote products made of a majority of U.S. cotton at the retail level.

 

 

Global Mission

 

To increase U.S. exports of cotton, cottonseed, and their products through trade services and consumer promotion in countries that import U.S. cotton and U.S. cotton products.

 

 

Program Activities

 

 

Trade Services:CCI provides information on U.S. cotton and cotton products and the U.S. cotton and cotton textile industries to overseas textile executives and encourages increased consumption of U.S. cotton and cotton products through a variety of activities. These include COTTON USA Summits, Conferences, and Executive Delegations which update textile executives on U.S. cotton industry developments and offer U.S. exporters the opportunity to learn more about customer needs; COTTON USA Tours, which provide textile decision makers from overseas markets the opportunity to get a first-hand look at U.S. cotton products and to meet U.S. textile companies in the U.S.; COTTON USA Special Trade Missions, which offer high-level U.S. textile executives the opportunity to visit a specific country or region and meet potential overseas customers; marketing and promotional information and materials; and the most complete and extensive U.S. cotton and cotton products Internet homepages: http://www.cottonusa.org and http://cottonusasourcing.com/ The COTTON USA Sourcing Program is part of CCI’s Trade Servicing Activities.

 

 

Advertising and Promotion: CCI conducts a wide range of consumer and trade-oriented promotional activities to expand consumption of products made from U.S. grown cotton. The foundation of this program is CCI’s trademark, the COTTON USA Mark, which is available at no cost to manufacturers of quality 100% cotton products containing at least 50% U.S. cotton. To build consumer awareness of the Mark and increase consumer preference for U.S. cotton-rich products at retail, CCI conducts multi-media COTTON USA branded image advertising in key markets worldwide. Since 1989, COTTON USA campaigns have reached consumers through television, print, and other mass media channels in Europe, Asia, and South America. The COTTON USA Mark can also be used on products in the United States on products manufactured any where in the world that contain 100% U.S. cotton.

 

The COTTON USA Mark

 

The COTTON USA Mark is a registered trademark of Cotton Council International. At retail, in countries outside North and Central America, the Mark identifies 100% cotton textile products made from a majority of U.S. cotton. A no-cost license allows this globally recognized high-quality symbol for cotton to be utilized by manufacturers on packaging, hangtags, point-of-sale material, catalogs, and in mass media advertising.

CCI’s image advertising in Europe, Asia, and South America further support the COTTON USA Mark. There are over 800 licensees with 455 brands licensed globally and 52% of consumers worldwide recognize the COTTON USA Mark as the symbol for high-quality U.S. cotton.

If you would like more information, please contact:

 

 

COTTON USA Sourcing Program, Head Office:

1521 New Hampshire Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20036 – USA

Tel: 202-745-7805

Fax: 202-483-4040

Email: vjordan@cotton.org

Contact: Vaughn Jordan, International Program Director

 

COTTON USA Sourcing Program, CBI Office

Cond.Via Las Palmas No. 10fschuyler@cotton.org

Contiguo a 2do. Cementerio

Escazu Centro, Escazu, Costa Rica

Tel: 506-289-8680 / 288-2626

Fax: 506-289-5124

Email:

Contact: Floribeth González-Schuyler, Regional Manager, CBI Region

 

 


 

COTTON USA Sourcing Program, Andean Office:sourcingusaandean@cable.net.co

Bogotá, Colombia

Tel: 57-1-623-3132

Fax: 57-1-623-3076

Email:

Contact: Nina Maldonado, Regional Manager, Andean Region

 

COTTON INCORPORATED

About the Program

 

 

COTTON INCORPORATED, the research and promotion company supported by U.S. cotton growers and U.S. importers of cotton textile products, provides a full array of technical information and fashion services to influence the use of cotton, particularly of U.S. origin, by the apparel and home fabrics industries in North and South America, Europe, the Far East, and South East Asia. In addition to these value-adding services, Cotton Incorporated works to build consumer demand for cotton products in North America through advertising and promotion backed with a comprehensive agricultural and textile research and development program.

 

Global Mission

 

To build demand and profitability of U.S. cotton by providing unique services that help all segments of the textile and apparel chain in delivering products that meet consumer expectations. These services are supported by a strong corporate team of fiber, textile, fashion and marketing specialists devoted to building cotton’s share versus synthetic products and competitive cottons.

 

Program Activities

 

Technical Services: Manufacturers and mills, particulary those consuming U.S. cotton, have access to a wide range of technical support services. These include on-site assistance in the areas of fiber processing, weaving and knitting, and dyeing and finishing. Presentations on recent fabric developments are presented during these meetings, at key trade shows and conferences.

 

Information Services: Regular presentations detailing global cotton production and demand, economic, textile and consumer market trends are made to mills and manufactures. Presentations are also made on U. S. fiber quality emphasizing the industry´s state-of-the-art quality improvement efforts and testing capabilities.

Fashion Services:Cotton Incorporated´s fashion marketing team researches global street wear and retail trends. This information is uses to track color, fabric and silhouette trends 18-22 months ahead of retail selling seasons. Presentations are made to goups and individual companies for both apparel and home furnishings.

 

The seal of cotton

 

The Seal of Cotton is a registered service/trademark of Cotton Incorporated. In the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean Region, the Seal identifies at retail textile products made of 100% cotton. The Seal is not licensed for use on the consumer level outside of North and Central America, but serves as a mark of corporate identification for Cotton Incorporated worldwide.

 

Manufacturers in the Caribbean region who use a high percentage of U.S. cotton in their products are eligible to become licensees for use of this powerful cotton identifier. This service is available free of charge and allows qualified marketers to use this valuable trademark on hangtags, labels, packaging, point-of-sale materials and advertising. This program has been in effect since 1973 and currently has more than 800 licensees. The Seal of Cotton is supported by Cotton Incorporated’s extensive consumer television and print advertising efforts and is recognized by 7 out of 10 U.S. consumers.

Cotton

1. SEAL OF COTTON

For fabrics and

end products of 100%

Upland Cotton.

Cotton - Natural Blend

2. NATURAL BLEND

For fabrics and end products that contain at least 60% Upland Cotton. Primarily for

light to midweight flat woven fabrics, double knits and warp knits. Not for use on

heavyweight wovens (e.g.denim,corduroy) single jersey knits (T-shirts), towels.

Cotton - Carpet Blend

3. CARPET BLEND

For carpets that contain a minimum of 40% Upland Cotton which pass all industry

standards and are 4’x6’ or larger

Cotton - Rug Blend

4. RUG BLEND

For rugs that contain a minimum of 40% Upland Cotton which pass all industry

standards and are smaller than 4’x6’.

Cotton - Absorblend

5. ABSORBLEND

For hygiene products that contain at least 60% Upland Cotton and/or cotton linters

in the absorbent core.

Cotton - Natural Stretch

6. NATURAL STRETCH

For products which have stretch characteristics and contain a minimum of 90%

Upland Cotton. Must meet industry standards for stretch and recovery and have a

fabric weight not exceeding 12 oz. per.sq.yd.

If you would like more information, please contact:

Cotton Incorporated, Latin America Office

Mexico, DF – Mexico

Tel: 52-55-56-63-40-20

Fax: 52-55-56-63-4023

Email: Jflores@cottoninc.com

Contact: Jaime Flores, Director Mexico

 

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1521 New Hampshire Avenue, NW - Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 1-202-745-7805 - Fax: 1-202-483-4040 - cottonusa@cotton.org

 

 

 

 

 

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