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For Textile Mills Around the World – Cotton Quality Matters

What Customers Want by Michael Morrell, President, Olah, Inc. New York, NY Quality Still Counts I just returned home from the Kingpins denim show in Amsterdam, which was produced by my company, Olah Inc. Cotton was widely discussed by both exhibitors and visitors to the show, a unique group representing designers, mills, jeans companies and accessory suppliers in the denim ... Read More »

Don’t Underestimate Importance Of Cotton Brand

By Xi Jin, Manager of International Cooperation, China National Cotton Information Center Beijing, China Value In Brands The premium of cotton partly exists in quality, but mostly in brand. Tagging the cotton brand onto the end products will boost the value of cotton to a great extent. Supima, Giza, SJV, Certified FiberMax and Stoneville are good examples. Every time I ... Read More »

Sustainability, Quality Contribute To Fashion Success

Our business is about making high fashion cotton garments. Yet, in my 25 years in the industry, I have never met a farmer or anyone from the cotton business. I wonder if the wine industry could survive if there was no connection to the grape. The disconnect between the apparel producer and fiber supplier is more than a little peculiar to me, so it is very satisfying to learn about the FiberMax impact and business in the United States Read More »

Sustainable Cotton Makes Difference In Jeans Business

I have worked in the clothing business for many years, and I have seen several changes in the production and marketing of jeans. Today, we have new finishes and treatments that give designers a wide range of looks from which to choose. We also have a new appreciation for products that do not harm the environment and utilize sustainable production practices. Read More »

Apparel Industry Needs More Transparency

BY LAWRENCE ROMAN DIRECTOR OF MARKETING APPAREL PRODUCTION, INC. NEW YORK, N.Y. Substandard Conditions? As I write this article about quality cotton, I’m thinking of this past week. While Pitti Uomo showed menswear in Florence, Italy, the Las Vegas Consumer Electronic Show sure made a splash with the latest in technology. It makes me think of the constant and rapid ... Read More »

Stoneville Jeans Reflect Unique Style, Quality

BY ANDREW OLAH PRESIDENT/CEO, OLAH, INC. NEW YORK, N.Y. Stoneville’s Quality We all know that once upon a time there was a Mr. Levi Strauss, who came to America from Bavaria and started selling jeans to miners in San Francisco. We also know there was a Mr. Henry Davis Lee who started another jean company. Both gentlemen left legacies that ... Read More »

Textile Chain Needs To Become More Informed

By Laurent Aucouturier Partner/Gherzi Textil Organisation AG Zurich, Switzerland Laurent AucouturierQuality – A Generic Term? Through numerous consulting assignments spanning more than eight decades, Gherzi Textil Organisation has been able to monitor profound changes in the textile industry related to the textile purchasing process. And one specific phenomenon is progressively altering the relationship among different stakeholders of this fragmented value-added ... Read More »