The Comfort of Cotton
One of life's great luxuries that actually costs nothing is falling into bed and drifting off to sleep. What makes this a "luxury" is that many people feel they just don't get as much
Fashion & the Environment
Every Earth Day, which falls this year on April 22, people tend to think about planting a tree or joining a clean up team to clear local streams and parks of garbage and debris. What
National Laundry Day
Okay, slackers, time to get yourselves together. April 15th is coming and you know what that means: National Laundry Day. True, that's normally Tax Day, but officials must have realized
Cotton as a Fall Fabric
Spring means all things light and airy when it comes to warm weather apparel. But during the recent New York Fashion Week shows, cotton proved it isn’t only the darling of warm weather
Price, Quality, and Style
There is a consumer-clothing trend to buy fewer, longer lasting items often at higher price points. But Americans have a complicated relationship with price and apparel. According
Data and analyses of consumer attitudes, preferences and shopping habits.

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Data and analyses of the cotton textile retail sector,including fiber share by category.

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Data and analyses of trends in the cotton textile supply chain, including commodity economics.

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The Comfort of Cotton

One of life’s great luxuries that actually costs nothing is falling into bed and drifting off to sleep. What makes this a “luxury” is that many people feel they just don’t get as much sleep as they want or need. While there are many excuses for not getting enough sleep, experts say simple adjustments, including comfortable pajamas and bedding, can dramatically improve overnight rest.

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Fashion & the Environment

Every Earth Day, which falls this year on April 22, people tend to think about planting a tree or joining a clean up team to clear local streams and parks of garbage and debris. What they don’t think about is the impact their closets are having on Mother Earth. However, rather than ignoring the issue, retailers and manufacturers can take steps or ramp up their efforts to curb the sartorial spread.

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National Laundry Day

Okay, slackers, time to get yourselves together. April 15th is coming and you know what that means: National Laundry Day. True, that’s normally Tax Day, but officials must have realized the nation didn’t need a giant case of the sads, dealing with both laundering and the IRS, so the tax-filing deadline was moved to April 17 this year. That leaves a full Sunday to devote to all things bright and, well, dark and white and dirty.

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Cotton as a Fall Fabric

Spring means all things light and airy when it comes to warm weather apparel. But during the recent New York Fashion Week shows, cotton proved it isn’t only the darling of warm weather clothes, as it made its presence prominent in a number of Fall/Winter 2018 collections, too.

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Price, Quality, and Style

There is a consumer-clothing trend to buy fewer, longer lasting items often at higher price points. But Americans have a complicated relationship with price and apparel. According to the Cotton Incorporated Lifestyle MonitorTM survey, nearly 3 in 5 consumers (58 percent) believe that higher-priced clothes are better quality than lower-priced apparel.

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