Cotton Supply Chain Leaders
MALEK:  Leading Bangladesh’s New Quality Movement

MALEK: Leading Bangladesh’s New Quality Movement

 Once competiting solely on having the lowest labor costs, Bangladesh has been transforming itself into a nation where quality and efficiency are giving it a competitive advantage. The move is being driven by the country’s leading spinners, weavers, and garment manufacturers who are investing in sophisticated equipment and management systems.  Malek Spinning Ltd., a division of the New Asia Group, is one of those forward thinking enterprises.  The group is a vertic...
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Bros: Faster, More Flexible Mélange Yarns

Bros: Faster, More Flexible Mélange Yarns

When buyers need mélange (heather) yarn the first place they go is to Bros Eastern Co. Ltd., a specialist in this product. “We only make mélange yarn so we can really focus on making a great product – and then continue to improve it,” said Kevin Yang, Vice President. Products like Bros’ space dyed-like heather yarn, marl effects, neps effects, and denim-looking heather yarns are keeping heather yarns fresh.  The mélange yarn is availabl...
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H.W. Textiles:  A Denim Leader Invests in Sustainability & Efficiency

H.W. Textiles: A Denim Leader Invests in Sustainability & Efficiency

The company is replacing all of the equipment at its mills starting from the fourth quarter of 2018. “We are not simply replacing a few parts, we are replacing the most of the machines,” said Mr. Tung. “The new machines will use less energy, less water, less chemicals and there will be less air pollution so it will be very good for the environment,” he added.
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Vardhman:  How India’s Largest Vertical Textile Group is Raising The Bar on Quality

Vardhman: How India’s Largest Vertical Textile Group is Raising The Bar on Quality

“We are a quality focused company.  We are dedicated to continuously working on our technology, processes and materials to reach higher standards of quality and service,” said Inderjit Dhuria, discussing what sets Vardhman apart from competitors in Asia. The company has integrated this mission into its manufacturing processes, materials procurement and in the development of its management team and workforce. Vardhman Textile Ltd. is a power player in the textile indust...
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How Smart Shirts Stays Ahead of the Sourcing Curve

How Smart Shirts Stays Ahead of the Sourcing Curve

As apparel production moves into new markets, brands are finding that Smart Shirts is already there with state-of-the art vertical facilities. The tide is shifting in apparel production, however Smart Shirts is well positioned to be ahead of the sourcing curve.  The company, which as its name implies, built its reputation as a leader in manufacturing men’s woven dress shirts, currently produces 20 million woven shirts and 30 million knit shirts each year and has an annual tu...
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Lucky Print:  Bringing a New Point of View to Fabrics

Lucky Print: Bringing a New Point of View to Fabrics

In a market that craves newness and individuality, Lucky Print offers global trends with a dash of Indonesian culture. When we think of the textile producers, China, India, Pakistan, and Thailand usually come to mind first.  Few think of Indonesia, and yet the nation is home to a growing number of high quality mills. One of the leaders is PT Lucky Print Abadi, a weaving and finishing mill located in Jakarta.  Lucky, along with its sister company yarn spinner PT Benang Citra I...
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Thien Nam Spinning:  From Spun Yarn to Smart Casual

Thien Nam Spinning: From Spun Yarn to Smart Casual

Vietnam’s biggest private sector company has built its success on high quality. Many manufacturers dream of having their own fashion brand.  Few have successfully achieved this. Vietnam’s Thien Nam Spinning is one of the few who have.  And much of their success comes down to understanding the value of bringing higher quality throughout the entire supply chain. “We are mainly a spinner and about 60 percent of our yarn is cotton yarn, greige, spun yarn, s...
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Luthai:  Becoming the World’s Biggest Yarn-Dyed Mill

Luthai: Becoming the World’s Biggest Yarn-Dyed Mill

Requests for shorter lead times, higher quality, and more innovation are raising competitive standards even higher. Luthai Textile Co. Limited is tackling these challenges head on – and winning!  The China-based company is a specialist in 100% yarn-dyed fabrics, of which 70% are all cotton and the rest are blends with high-end fibers such as cotton/wool, cotton/cashmere, and cotton/linen. Today, Luthai is the world’s largest producer of yarn-dyed fabrics, as well ...
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The COTTON USA Advantage

  • Family farmers who are committed to working their fields sustainably and leaving them better for the world.
  • A long history of innovative harvesting and ginning technology that results in higher-quality cotton.
  • One of the highest rates of adoption in the world for Precision Agriculture, which encourages less water and pesticide usage.
  • U.S. farmers operate under voluminous, stringent, and enforceable regulations.
  • A commitment to transparent partnership that is unmatched anywhere.
  • One of the most comprehensive systems for monitoring and measuring all the key metrics involved in sustainability.

 

US Cotton Facts

  • 2/3 of U.S. cotton land uses only rain water
  • U.S. cotton water use efficiency has improved by 82% over the past 35 years 
  • Cotton is carbon footprint neutral, meaning the plants remove more greenhouse gasses than production produces.