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CCI Board of Directors to Meet in New Orleans

Cotton Council International's (CCI) Board of Directors will meet at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, LA, next week in conjunction with the National Cotton Council’s Mid-Year Board meeting, Aug. 21-23. 

CCI’s Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, Aug. 22, from 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., and CCI’s Board will meet from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


CCI Promotes U.S. Cotton Denim in Hong Kong

CCI joined five COTTON USA licensees at the Kingpins Quality Denim Show in Hong Kong to promote U.S. cotton denim fabric and apparel. CCI’s booth attracted enquiries on COTTON USA licensees’ products from sourcing offices and buyers representing Esprit, Hugo Boss, Li & Fung, Mast Sourcing, Next Sourcing, s.Oliver Asia, Ralph Lauren and Zamira.

Central Fabrics, Denim Bar, Datsun, Golden Dragon and H.W. Textiles, all COTTON USA licensees, displayed their quality denim fabric and apparel at CCI’s booth. The show also attracted other COTTON USA licensees’ participation, including Central Fabrics, Zibo Lanyan, Kurabo, Prosperity, Qian Jin and Deyao.  

The Kingpins Quality Denim Show has been held biannually since 2004 in Hong Kong and showcases a premiere selection of denim fabric mills. The show provides a platform for networking and discussing the latest technologies relating to denim.


COTTON USA Promotion in Italy Reaches 25 Million Consumers

Italian COTTON USA licensee Original Marines reached more than 25 million consumers through its spring promotional campaign. Since joining the COTTON USA licensing program in 2009, Original Marines has quadrupled the amount of garments labeled with the COTTON USA Mark. In 2012, they retailed 6.7 million COTTON USA labeled garments, which equates to about 6,000 bales of U.S. cotton.

The Original Marines promotional campaign featured the COTTON USA Mark on advertisements and video published online and in print publications. Original Marines also displayed the Mark on point-of-sale displays in its 600 stores across Italy.


Upcoming Events

August 27 – 29
Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles
Shanghai, China

September 9 – 15
Executive Delegation to Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam
Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam

September 16 – 19
Texworld and Première Vision
Paris, France

October 21 – 24
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel/Fabrics
Shanghai, China

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