Around the World with COTTON USA

June 6, 2014

Western Hemisphere Garment Supply Chain Converges in Cancun

Some 670 individual meetings took place between brands, retailers and garment makers at the COTTON USA Western Hemisphere Sourcing Fair on June 2-4 in Cancun, Mexico. The meetings facilitated the development of business relations to increase U.S. cotton yarn and fabric exports to the Western Hemisphere.

The event brought together 11 mills, 8 U.S. retailers, one European retailer, 9 Latin American retailers and 43 manufacturing companies from Colombia, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru.

The Sourcing Fair included a conference session with a panel of experts who addressed the cotton price situation, the Cotton LEADS™ Program, and the U.S retail and apparel outlook. Following the seminar, the U.S. mills and retailers held two days of private meetings with Central American, Mexican, and Andean textile and apparel executives, in order to discuss business opportunities.

The following textile mills participated in the Sourcing Fair: Alamac American Knits, Antex Knitting Mills, Buhler Quality Yarns Corp, CCW, Contempora Fabrics, Cotswold Industries/Central Textiles, Frontier Spinning Mills, King America Textile Group, Parkdale, Swisstex Direct and Tuscarora Yarns.

Italian Media Report on New COTTON USA

COTTON USA officially launched its revitalized brand in Italy with a series of one-on-one interviews with key media targets.

With a combined readership of 2.5 million, the publications cover a vast spectrum including women’s weeklies, trade magazines, marketing newspapers and financial dailies such as the prestigious Il Sole 24 Ore.

COTTON USA used this media day as an opportunity to tell its story of how it touches lives every day while promising consistently excellent quality.

Upcoming Events

June 12 – 14, 2014

Shaping Cotton’s Future Conference

Bodrum, Turkey

July 22 – 24, 2014


Medellin, Colombia

August 27 – 29, 2014

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles

Shanghai, China