High speed 100% inspection technology added to core Web Process Control solutions


Text Box: Photo Baldwin Technology Company Inc., a world leader in providing process automation solutions, consumables and services to the print, textile and film industries, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the assets of PC Industries in a transaction that closed on September 13, 2017.  


Headquartered in Gurnee, Illinois, PC Industries (PCI) is a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art vision inspection systems for the printing, converting, packaging, pharmaceutical and security printing industries.  Founded by Jack Woolley in 1975, PC Industries’ highly regarded brand of products is complementary to Baldwin’s offerings. PCI’s talented team members, consistent history of superior product development, and service and support make the company a natural add-on acquisition for Baldwin.


“We are very excited to be joining the Baldwin team and the broader BW Forsyth Partners family, and we look forward to continuing our progress of becoming the global market leader for high-speed print quality inspection,” commented Jack Woolley, CEO of PC Industries.


“The integration of PC Industries’ will add scale to our broader vision business by opening up new customer opportunities and enhancing our ability to provide further capabilities to our existing customers,” said Brent Becker, CEO of Baldwin.  “Baldwin’s global sales and service platform will allow PC Industries to tap into new markets and serve customers who may have been beyond its scope.  The combination of their expertise in print quality data gathering and our expertise in process control will enhance our opportunities to provide the next level of fully automated closed loop process control.”


PC Industries is Baldwin’s fourth acquisition since joining the BW Forsyth Partners’ family of companies in 2012. In 2014, Baldwin acquired Web Printing Controls and, in January 2017, Air Motion Systems. Earlier this month, they completed the acquisition of Ahlbrandt Systems GmbH. Baldwin will continue to seek add-on acquisitions, with a focus on companies that manufacture process-automation equipment, components and consumables for the printing, packaging and other industrial segments around the world.



 Welspun, a leading manufacturer of home textiles, has been awarded MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®, the traceable consumer sustainability label that indicates that textiles have been tested for harmful substances and manufactured in environmentally and socially responsible facilities.  Welspun is the first manufacturer in India to be awarded the MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® label for bed and bath textile products.



“Our MADE IN GREEN label is the result of our long-standing commitment to sustainability,” says Dipali Goenka, Welspun CEO. “MADE IN GREEN also supports our retailers in their efforts to offer more sustainable products to their consumers. The label clearly and quickly communicates to shoppers that our products have been tested for harmful substances and made with respect for our employees, communities, and planet.”


To qualify for the MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® label, Welspun products underwent thorough, independent testing according to the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, which verifies that the textiles are free from dangerous levels of chemical substances. In addition, Welspun facilities were evaluated and certified to the STeP by OEKO-TEX® standard that confirms that manufacturing processes comply with multiple guidelines for sustainable textile production.


“We applaud the sustainability commitment that Welspun has made with MADE IN GREEN,” said George Dieners, OEKO-TEX® General Secretary. “Improving sustainability within the textile industry requires major manufacturers like Welspun to head the effort. Welspun’s leadership will help influence others to join the industry’s efforts to make textiles safer for consumers, workers, and the environment.”


More and more, today’s home textiles consumers are including sustainability in their value equation. Not only do they want high quality, attractive, comfortable products, they also want to know that those products were made considerately and responsibly. The MADE IN GREEN label helps shoppers easily make the right choice for their families and their consciences.


The MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® label is traceable and transparent. Consumers can enter a product’s unique ID code on the MADE IN GREEN website or scan the label’s QR code with their smart phones. These links will quickly authenticate the MADE IN GREEN label, an important benefit for busy shoppers, and provide visibility into every component of the production stream. Learn more at www.madeingreen.com.



With 25 years of experience, OEKO-TEX® leads the world in empowering and enabling consumers and companies to protect our planet by making responsible decisions. OEKO-TEX® provides standardized solutions, which optimize customers’ manufacturing processes and help, deliver high quality, more sustainable products. All of the products within the OEKO-TEX® portfolio are used to strengthen our customers’ systems, processes or products and, ultimately, they help create more sustainable companies. To date, 10,000 manufacturers, brands, and retailers in almost 100 countries are working with OEKO-TEX® to ensure that their products are tested for potentially harmful substances and millions of consumers around the world look for OEKO-TEX® labels before making buying decisions. OEKO-TEX® certified products and suppliers can be located in the OEKO-TEX® Online Buying Guide at www.oeko-tex.com/products. Connect with OEKO-TEX® on Facebook, on LinkedIn, and on Twitter.www.OEKO-TEX.com




Welspun Global Brands Ltd. (WGBL), a subsidiary of Welspun India Ltd., offers home textile solutions to retailers and customers globally. With a focus on innovation and customer centricity, the company has a wide portfolio of products sold in over 50 countries. The company leverages its expertise in design through its in-house studios in New York, London and Mumbai keeping it at the forefront of latest global trends in home fashion. Apart from retail, WGBL also caters to the institutional segment that also includes some of the crème-de-la-crème of the hospitality industry. Today, the company has become the most preferred choice for home furnishings internationally and is a trusted partner to 17 of the top 30 retailers in the world.



An Italian textile machinery delegation will be on hand at the upcoming African Sourcing & Fashion Week (ASFW), to be held in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) from 3 to 6 October 2017. The companies will exhibit at the Italian pavilion organized by the Italian Trade Agency. Among these are the following ACIMIT associated members:Autotex, Bianco, Carù, Corino, Europrogetti, Fadis, Ferraro, Lonati, Loptex, Mei, Mesdan, Reggiani, Ssm Giudici, Tonello, Ugolini, Willy.


In Ethiopia textile and garments industry has a long history and tradition. The sector represents the lion-share of employment in the manufacturing sector. The Ethiopian government has launched the II° GTP, Growth and Transformation Plan for 2015-2020 period to promote the industry and to exploit the several bilateral trade agreements signed with Western Countries. Moreover the Country is experimenting a long period of GDP growth.


In this positive economic climate, the demand for machinery by local textile companies has grown significantly. Over the past five years, Italian exports to Ethiopia have increased on average by 14% annually. Their value in 2016 reached 3 million euros and in January-May period Italian sales were worth 1 million euros.


Due to the relevance of this market ACIMIT, in cooperation with Italian Trade Agency, has set up over the years an intensive program for increasing contacts between operators from the two Countries, including institutional and commercial missions in the Country and incoming missions of Ethiopian delegates in Italy. Moreover ACIMIT signed a MoU with the Ethiopian Textile Industry Development Institute in order to realize a textile technology center.






  • Archroma will make its debut at the Première Vision 2017 expo in Paris from 19-21 September with its Color Atlas system, a color library created to easily bring color creativity and manageability to the fashion supply chain.


  • Archroma is a well-known supplier of innovations advancing sustainability in the industry - from award-winning EarthColors dyes and Smartrepel® Hydro water repellent to Advanced Denim water-saving dyeing technology.



 Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals known for pioneering custom color engineering in textile and fashion, will make its debut as an exhibitor at the Première Vision 2017 expo in Paris from 19-21 September. At Booth 5B10, it will display its various color-management solutions, along with other innovations that are helping to drive sustainability in the textile sector.



For the past 17 years, Archroma has been pioneering change in the areas of formulation, standardization and management of custom colors along the entire textile supply chain. The company recognized back in 2000 that fashion designers, brands, retailers and their suppliers were all facing challenges, ranging from global sourcing to ambitious deadlines. Archroma Color Management helps them to achieve accurate colors, and accelerate their time to market with color management services, unique software tools and support systems.



Introducing Color Atlas to Première Vision 2017



To address these issues, Archroma launched its Color Atlas, a color library created to easily bring color creativity and manageability to an entire new level for all in the supply chain. The Color Atlas by Archroma is a system that includes a "physical library" of 4,320 color swatches, in six volumes. The accordion-fold design of the library volumes allows for quick, intuitive browsing of the cotton poplin samples. Colorful book covers indicate the shades that lie within each volume. Secure tabs help keep the swatches neat and ordered while allowing them to be easily removed. Earlier this year, Archroma also introduced the compact version of its Color Atlas system, which includes all the same color options, but is slimmed down from six to two volumes for increased portability.



A mobile-friendly Color Atlas Online offers features such as “color-on-the-go”, which allows users to capture an image using a smartphone, and identify the closest Color Atlas shades with the possibility to purchase a color sample instantly. Archroma has also introduced new patent-pending technology that adds swatch-specific information to each Engineered Color Standard, giving retailers, brands and mills instant access to more color information than ever.



Due to its close relations with textile manufacturers, brands and retailers, and as a leader in textile colors and effects, Archroma can provide solutions and expertise in colors and beyond, in particular with its cutting-edge technologies to help make industry more sustainable:


  • EarthColors: A range of range of “biosynthetic” dyes for cotton and cellulose-based fabrics that are made from waste left over by the agricultural and pharmaceutical industry after extraction such as almond shells, saw palmetto, or rosemary leaves. The latest in NFC technology on product hangtags enable transparency and traceability through the supply chain to consumers.


  • Smartrepel® Hydro is a non-fluorine-based water repellent finish with high wash durability for cotton, synthetic fibers and their blends.


  • Advanced Denim dyeing technology, meanwhile, allows savings of up to 92% in water, 87% in cotton waste and 30% in energy, compared to a conventional denim dyeing process.


“With our Color Atlas tool, we believe we are redefining the concept of a color library for the textile industry”, says Chris Hipps, Global Director of Archroma Color Management services. “With Color Atlas and our continuous flow of new innovative solutions, we address the specific color related needs of designers, manufacturers and the fashion industry, while constantly striving to also advance products and technologies that will make those sectors more sustainable.”



Please stop by Booth 5B10 at Première Vision and learn more at www.archroma.com.


Monday, 18 September 2017 05:59




Following successful annual seminars hosted by Cotton Council International (CCI) in fall 2015 and 2016 respectively, CCI is organizing its third annual seminar in India on September 23, 2017 at the Hotel Taj Surya in Coimbatore. The seminar is an Invitation only event which will offer useful insights on the present scenario of US Cotton and Global Cotton Supply & Demand.


“Innovation is one reason that COTTON USA has become the cotton the world trusts” CCI Executive Director Bruce Atherley said. “At COTTON USA, We’re dedicated to providing the entire supply chain with networking opportunities, ongoing education , and the latest research and technological innovations” Atherley added. “It’s a part of the premium value we are proud to offer to the entire industry.”


At the Seminar session, Mr. William Bettendorf, Director, Supply chain marketing & Director, Southeast and South Asia, Cotton Council International, would be giving a brief introduction to US Cotton industry and would present why U.S COTTON is the cotton the world Trusts. CCI staff would also be sharing with the forum the U.S. Cotton industry’s sustainability efforts and research findings from recent market and consumer studies.


Premium brands across apparel and home fashion always look to create value and a point of difference for their consumers, with an emphasis on premium fabrics. Supima is a special extra-long staple fiber grown in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas region is US, Its known for its softness, strength, brilliance and lasting colors. In the marketing year 2016-17, India became no#1 consumer for Supima, Mr. Marc Lewkowitz, President and CEO, Supima would provide an update on his organization’s programs, as well as giving valuable insights on “Your Trusted ELS-Supima”. This will be followed by a panel discussion among the elite user fraternity who would address the current issues in regard to the availability and usage of ELS Cotton.


Recently India has seen an increase in the import of raw cotton, especially the US cotton. Indian mills have shown a preference for US cotton demonstrated by importing more than 1 million bales of US cotton for the marketing year 2016-17. Mr. Adam Branson , Sr. Ag. attache; USDA , FAS , Mumbai will provide with updates on the global cotton production, demand, exports and import trends.


With a focus to deliver consistent quality fiber and to look closer to the needs of the industry, COTTON USA Seminar will bring together textile Industry leaders to discuss on “Experience & Expectation from COTTON USA.”



COTTON COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL (CCI) is a non-profit trade association that promotes U.S. cotton fiber and manufactured cotton products around the globe with our COTTON USA™ Mark. Our reach extends to more than 50 countries through 20 offices around the world. With more than 60 years of experience, CCI’s mission is to make U.S. cotton the preferred fiber for mills/manufacturers, brands/retailers and consumers, commanding a value-added premium that delivers profitability across the U.S. cotton industry and drives export growth of fiber, yarn and other cotton products. For more information, visit www.cottonusa.org.



Saturday, 16 September 2017 06:46

Novel Functional Cotton


By: Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University, USA


Incorporation of biological molecules to cotton may lead to novel functional cottons.


Finding value-added applications for cotton, enabling it to be wearable smart textiles will be the next phase of R& D in the cotton sector. This scribe has been advocating for developing functional cottons at farm level in addition to the industry focusing its efforts on yield and quality aspects.


A team of international scientists from Israel, Germany and Austria has used a biological approach to impart functionality to cotton.


External biological molecules that contain glucose moieties with specific functionalities were incorporated to upland cotton in vitro. The in vitro cultures were incubated with glucose moieties that could penetrate through the cell wall to be incorporated into fibers.  Glucose moieties with magnetic complexes could enable cotton to be magnetic.


The incorporation of biological molecules enables fibers to have functionalities that are durable.


Washability, durability and wearability are some of the challenges faced by the smart textiles sector. The exploitation of biological methods may give new opportunities for natural fibers to penetrate in to technical textiles sector.


The authors claim that this approach could be adopted to other fibers such as flax and bamboo.


It would be really useful for the cotton industry, if such efforts translate to the farm level to develop functional fibers directly from plants.



The work reported in today’s Science journal published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science may be a step towards that direction.


Mr P Nataraj, Managing Director, KPR Group, a fast growing vertically

integrated textile company addressed the press and media who has now been

elected as the new Chairman of The Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA), the

oldest and highly reputed employers’ organisation representing the entire textile

value chain in India and closely partner with State and Central Governments in

framing variously policy matters.

Mr Nataraj highly appreciated the bold and proactive initiatives taken by the

Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and Hon’ble Union Textile Minister, Smt.

Smriti Zubin Irani. He stated that demonetisation and GST (one tax – one nation)

were the two revolutionary policies interventions implemented by the NDA

Government within a year to create a healthy business environment, curb evasion

and corruption, ensure compliance, enhance global cost competitiveness, improve

growth rate, facilitate ease of doing business, etc.

SIMA Chairman thanked and appreciated the strenuous efforts taken-up by

the Hon’ble Union Textile Minister and personally taking up the needs of the textile

industry while implementing the GST, classifying the entire cotton textile value chain

and also all the textile job work under the lowest and seamless GST slab of 5%. He

said that the lowest rate had protected the livelihoods of over 40 million people

involved in cotton farming and trading community, made cotton to continue to remain

as the engine of growth for the Indian textile industry and clothe the people of the

nation at an affordable cost, etc.

SIMA Chairman stated that the textiles and clothing industry being

predominantly decentralised and fragmented in nature, the overall business

performance was significantly affected due to the levy of GST on fabric that had all

along been exempted from VAT while the entire value chain was under optional


The decentralized weaving sector strongly believed that the fabric might be

exempted from GST and therefore, suspended the purchases, demanded tax

exemption and managing the business with the stock in hand. In the meanwhile,

the entire textile value chain pipe line has become empty. Since, no changes were


made in the GST rates applicable to textiles at the 21 st GST Council meeting held on

9 th September, the rate of GST registration has now accelerated.

Mr Nataraj stated that the demand for yarn in all the major markets especially

Bhiwandi, Ichalkaranji and Kolkata have picked up due to Diwali demand for fabric

and hoped that the market might become normal within a fortnight. He added that

the unsold yarn stock lying with the spinning mills were also low.

SIMA Chairman pointed out that the global cotton position would be very

comfortable during the year 2017-18 due to an increase in area under cotton

cultivation by around 11% and India is likely to get a record crop with 15% increase

in area and favourable monsoon and weather. He stated that the cotton price would

also be comparatively lower throughout the cotton season and therefore, the

domestic demand would pick up. India would have competitive advantage in the

international market also with stable and lower cotton price.

Mr Nataraj, however cautioned that there were few major problems and ill-

effects due to certain GST anomalies that need to be addressed on a war footing to

bring all the stakeholders of the textile industry under GST net, enable the Indian

textiles and clothing products remain globally competitive. He stated the Indian

textiles and clothing industry had been passing through continuous recession during

the last three years mainly due to poor off-take in the global market, the FTA/PTA

competitive advantage gained by the competing nations like Vietnam, Bangladesh,

high tariff rates imposed on Indian textiles and clothing products in the major textile

makers such as EU, US, Canada, China, etc. He pointed out that the total textiles

and clothing exports had stagnated at around US$ 40 billion during the last three


SIMA Chief had appealed to the centre to refund the accumulated input tax

credit at fabric stage that had been singled out to avoid cost escalation, encourage

make in India, reduce import of fabrics, avoid job losses especially in the highly

vulnerable sectors like power loom, hand loom, processing, etc. He stated that for

processed cotton fabrics, the accumulation of input tax credit would range between 3

to 5 per cent of the sale value. He said that the dyes and chemicals account over 30

percent of the processing charge that attract 18% GST while the fabric or job work is

levied with 5% GST.

Yet another genuine demand of the synthetic sector is the reduction of GST

rate on MMF spun yarn including sewing thread filament yarns from 18% to 12%.

The power loom sector and independent weaving units that produce over 95% of the

woven fabric is burdened with 18% GST on yarn while the vertically integrated units

do not have such a problem as they need to pay 18% GST for fibres and only 5%

GST on fabrics and the cost difference works out to 5 to 7 percent. Mr Nataraj


appealed to the GST Council to sort out both the anomalies of refunding the

accumulated ITC at any stage of manufacturing especially processed fabrics and

also reduce the GST on MMF spun yarn including filament sewing threads from 18%

to 12%.

SIMA Chairman stated the Government had not yet given the mandate to the

Duty Drawback Committee to recommend the revised duty drawback rates and

ROSL. The Government had extended the benefits only upto 30 th September 2017.

As there is uncertainty in the rates of benefits, the export booking is getting delayed.

Mr Nataraj appealed to the Centre to extend all the export benefits till the business

revives and revise the rates to ensure the pre-GST export competitiveness of the

industry is sustained. He also appealed the Centre to expedite clearing all the

pending export benefits that cause severe financial stress to the exporters.

Mr Nataraj stated that there were several teething problems in the GSTN

causing hardships for filing the returns and day to day operations. There is undue

delay in getting several clarifications including the use of C forms for inter-state

purchase of HSD oil under 2% CST that has been kept out of GST, issues relating to

canteen and transport services provided by the manufacturing units to their

employees through contractors or at concessional rate, etc. SIMA Chairman felt that

the local tax authorities should be facilitated to clarify the industry then and there and

also to overcome the teething problems. Now, they are only forwarding the issues

and clarification to the concerned GST Council Committees and not able to provide

instant services.

 7th Edition of 3-day Techtextil India 2017, India’s Biggest Technical textile  

 ·         India’s textiles market expected to touch USD 250 billion (INR 16,000 billion) by 2020

·         Telangana woos investers at Techtextil India 2017  for Mega Textile Park in Warangal

Mumbai 14th Sept 2017: Techtextil India 2017, the premium international show for technical textiles and nonwovens hosted the Techtextil India symposium, the premier forum for the technical textiles industry in Mumbai today on the day 2 of Techtextil India. The mega event hosted over 175 companies from India, Austria, Belarus, China, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Spain, Belgium and Switzerland along with domestic players alongwith 29 brands exhibiting garment machinery, latest innovations and Product launches by major players of Technical Textiles industry like Garware Wall Ropes, Reliance, Luwa India, Low & Boner, Welspun, and Tex & Twist and more.


While speaking on the topic Indian Technical Textiles Industry – Government Policies & Schemes as the keynote speaker of the Techtextil India Symposium  Ms. Kavita Gupta, Textile Commissioner of India shared, “This event gives out a message that technical textile is a future. Technical Textiles exist in every aspect of our life but this needs better productivity, better technology and better durability.  In India Technical Textiles is 11%, the total no of units in Technical Textiles is 2200, which throws a lot of investment opportunities for the sector. 15 % subsidy is what the Govt if offering for domestic players who want to set up machinery. In the last 5 year the growth has been 12.4%CAGR”. She also threw light on various applications of Technical textiles across Sports, Medicine, Defence, Mobiles etc and GeoTextiles & Agro Textiles are increasingly important segments for the sector. She also threw light on the role of eight Center for Excellence units which have been set-up by the Govt to foster research & development in the sector“.


On announcing a close co-operation with Messe Frankfurt, Mr. Mihir Parekh, Department of Handlooms & Textiles, Government of Telangana added “The Telangana state is developing Kakatiya Integrated Mega Textile Park in Warangal over an area of 1200 acres with full complement of high quality trunk infrastructure. Through this partnership with Techtextil India and Messe Frankfurt India, we want to reach out to this niche sector and invite them to explore the immense growth opportunities that Telangana has to offer. We look forward to interacting with leading brands and partnering with them to create a roadmap for technical textiles in Telangana”.


While speaking at the occasion, Mr. Raj Manek, Managing Director, Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India shared, “Recognised as one of the most successful global platforms, Techtextil India continues to be on the forefront of India’s Technical Textile and Nonwoven industry’s advancements by showcasing the latest in technology, ideas and solutions. India’s textiles sector is also one of the largest contributing sectors of India’s exports contributing 14 % to the country’s total exports basket. Today, India's textiles market stands at USD 150 billion (INR 96,000 billion) and It is expected to touch USD 250 billion (INR 16,000 billion) in the next two years (by 2020). The textile industry employs about 51 million people directly and 68 million people indirectly. India has overtaken Italy and Germany to emerge as the world's second largest textile exporter. Modernising machinery is the need of the hour, for boosting Make in India. Country should focus more on skill development, infrastructure and machinery as a whole


While the symposium covered upcoming trends in geosynthetics, textiles in aerospace applications, fibre innovations for functional and value added nonwovens, and sustainable practices, the debut of 56th edition of Dornbirn MFC telecast also allowed textile professionals from India to have first-hand access to the plenary lectures on environmental friendly solutions in textiles.


For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com 

Mumbai: Vashi Electricals, one of the India’s largest channel partner has launched an ecommerce portal under its flagship brand name, www.vashielecticals.com, for its consumers and businesses to shop on the web. Through its portal it has began selling motors, wires and cables, switchgears, gearboxes, motors and allied electrical products online.

The e-commerce portal was launched in an exclusive event held on September 08th in the Vashi Electricals Corporate Office based in Mumbai. The event was graced by the top management from Hindustan Motors, Kishorebhai & Siddharth Desai along with other senior executives from premier industrial electrical brands such as Polycab, ABB, Siemens, Omron & Connectwell. Along with these, the event was also graced by Vashi Electrical’s key customers and press members, alike.

The Launch Event at the Vashi Electricals Corporate Office, based in Mumbai.

The E-commerce Portal Homepage of www.vashiElectricals.com

Initially, VashiElectricals.com will sell around 15,000 SKU’s from 15 different electrical brands however the expansion plan is to add more than 100,000 SKU’s and premier electrical brands in the next 01 year, said one of the key executives from the company.

Madan Dodeja, CEO of Vashi Electricals said that ‘Our Idea of e-commerce is to offer delightful experience to the Vashi Customers’ and offer a seamlesspurchase experience for consumers, and ensure that consumer gets genuine product. Our commitment of 72 hours flat delivery will ensure that the logistics is handled meticulously and our PAN India warehouses will help in achieving it”.

Talking about the Technology, Suraj Dodeja, Director of Vashi Electricals commented that, “To gain an competitive advantage among B2B players, we will focus more on innovative solutions such as chat-bots, real-time stock discovery & smart-watch notifications that help ensure us to stay close with the clients’ needs and optimize in a digital way.

Answering one of the marketing questions asked by a customer, Ganesh Gupta, Online Marketing Lead of Vashi Electricals said, “Initially we will focus on on-boarding all our offline customers into online stream and ensure they are comfortable in making transactions. We would also mine data through Google, Magento & In-search analytics and ensure that we are employing right marketing strategies so that the customer or user has a delightful user experience on the portal. Road-show is one of the strategies we are considering to reach to industrial towns of the country.”

The e-commerce market is anticipated to be worth $22 billion in the next five years, from $3.1 billion, according to a November 2013 report by CLSA.




– COTTON USA will show the global textile and apparel industry WHAT’S NEW IN COTTON™, includingU.S. cotton-rich fabricscreated with innovative technology, at its booth in Hall 6, D60 at Première Vision in Paris from 19-21 September.


For the first time at Première Vision, Cotton Council International (CCI), Cotton Incorporated and Supima will exhibit jointly in one large cotton pavilion to showcase cotton innovation, including innovation in technologies, fabric blends, performance, design and fashion.


“Innovation is one reason that COTTON USA has become the cotton the world trusts,” CCI Executive Director Bruce Atherley said. “At Première Vision, ourgroundbreakingWHAT’S NEW IN COTTON™ section will showcase innovative technologies, or thinking that will inspire brands with new ideas for cotton and cotton blended fabrics, such as U.S. cotton garments that help you feel better faster after a workout, sweat-resistant tees and denim that keeps you cool on hot days. The objective is to inspire everyone in the textile business to think about the many opportunities in U.S. cotton, and you will want to visit our booth to learn more about innovative cotton fabrics!”


COTTON USA also invites attendeesto visit the booth to learn about its collaboration with leading brands and retailers around the world, as well as how to license the COTTON USA Mark, which quantitative consumer research proves is of high value to consumers and can drive both preference and higher prices.


Additionally, COTTON USA will showcase the U.S. cotton industry’s sustainability efforts, global cotton market developments, the findings of current market and consumer studies, and its ongoing Sourcing Programs that match U.S. cotton buyers and suppliers throughout the supply chain.



At COTTON USA, we’re dedicated to providing the entire supply chain with networking opportunities, ongoing education, and the latest research and technological innovations,” Atherley added.“It’s a part of the premium value we are proud to offer to the entire industry.”


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