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The Blue Jean Birthday Story: How It Started, How It’s Going Globally

It’s funny watching movies or TV shows that don’t really seem that old but then a character makes a call from a phone booth, checks their home answering machine or…

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Here’s How to Reach Business & Sustainability Goals With Digital Design

If there’s one word coming out of fashion in 2024, it’s “sustainable.” And while there are many thoughts on what the word means and how to achieve sustainability, one area…

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Supply Chain

Here’s How Regenerative Agriculture Benefits the Cotton Supply Chain

There is no shortage of sustainability talk in the fashion industry, especially coming off Earth Month in April. But sustainability in the cotton industry starts in the field, where growers…

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This is Why Denim is Circular – And Why Consumers Trust It

Just four years ago when the pandemic was raging, pajamas and sweatpants became the go-to garments all day, every day and the industry wondered about the future of denim. Though…

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Supply Chain

Earth Day 2024: Here’s How Brands Can Increase Efficiency & Quality

While Earth Day is happening on April 22, all of April is considered Earth Month, giving ample opportunity for the industry to really consider its sustainability efforts. Where fashion and…

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Who We Are

The Cotton Incorporated Lifestyle Monitor™ website is an information hub for economic data, surveys and insights, news, and updates related to consumer attitudes and behaviors, as well as the global cotton supply chain.

90% of consumers wish cotton were in more products.

What We Do

75% of consumers believe better quality garments are made from natural fibers such as cotton.

We develop and provide thorough and objective data and information to trade and consumer media, the textile/apparel supply chain, brands and retailers as well as curious consumers. For nearly three decades, the Lifestyle Monitor™ Survey has measured consumer attitudes and behaviors related to the apparel and fashion industries, sustainability, home textiles, shopping and retail, fiber selection and preference, personal care items, and more.

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The iconic Seal of Cotton has helped consumers quickly recognize products containing cotton since 1973.