About Cotton Sustainability
About Cotton Sustainability
The cotton industry today is well on its way to fulfilling one of the most important goals all industries must strive for sustainability.
- Responsible Economic Development
Learn how the cotton industry makes sustainability equal profitability.
- U.S. Cotton
Read how Cotton Incorporated is driving environmental improvement in the U.S. and helping to lead the global cotton industry.
- The Life Cycle Inventory and Life Cycle Assessment of Cotton Fiber & Fabric
Read more about the expansive environmental benchmarking project for cotton fabric and fiber.
- A World of Ideas
Technologies for Sustainable
Cotton Textile Manufacturing.
- Cotton: Technology for the 21st Century
"Cotton: Technology for the 21st Century" has just been printed and is available on the International Cotton Advisory Committee website (http://icac.org). This book covers the full range of cotton technology from production through utilization of fiber and seed. Written by many Cotton Incorporated cooperators and international experts, this 475 page book is devoted to the future trends in every-changing cotton production technology and research.
Learn how Cotton Incorporated is at the forefront of innovations that help make textile manufacturing more efficient and effective.
Sustainable Cotton Preparation: Yarn and Fabric Preparation
This webinar is part of an ongoing series outlining ways water, energy, and chemicals (WEC) can help minimize the environmental and economic impact of cotton manufacturing. Focusing on yarn and fabric preparation, the webinar identifies opportunities in chemical selections, equipment options, and process management for exhaust and continuous application.
Sustainable Cotton Textile Processing: Product Integrity
As part of its ongoing efforts to keep the industry informed on sustainable textile processing topics, Cotton Incorporated presents a Webinar on issues and regulations that encourage accountability and transparency in textile manufacturing. The free webcast will cover such areas as:
• Improving understanding of regulatory bodies and how they influence individual businesses; and
• Navigating the ever-changing landscape of standards and regulations.
- Potential for Soil Carbon Sequestration in Cotton Production Systems
This document provides a literature review of the amount of carbon that can be captured in the soil with different tillage systems for cotton grown in the southeastern United States.
Cotton is a natural, renewable and recyclable resource.
- Cotton vs. Other Fibers
See how cotton stacks up against other fibers in environmental impact.
- Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions about cotton and sustainability
Frequently Asked Questions
What is organic cotton?
Organic cotton is cotton produced within a set of strict United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards, enforced by USDA-certifying agents who must annually inspect fields and the operation for adherence to National Organic Program (NOP) standards.
A Global Solution for the Future
Envision a future where environmental sustainability thrives along with the businesses that depend on cotton as a source of income.
Cotton and Natural Resources