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Supply Chain

In Growing Outdoor Market, The Fiber to Use When Leaving No Trace Matters

More people than ever are enjoying the Great Outdoors. And companies are responding with products that help consumers get back to nature while enjoying natural fibers, be it in their…

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Supply Chain

You Think You Know Cotton? Check This Out

The Nineties pop act C+C Music Factory had a hit with the song, “Things That Make You Go Hmmmm…,” which was based on a running bit comedian Arsenio Hall had…

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Consumers

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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Retail/Brands

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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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.