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Recipe to boost cotton sector
Maintaining the market share, enhancing consumer awareness and continuous investments in R and D are needed to advance the cotton sector. Steve Verett, Executive Vice President of Lubbock, TX-based Plains Cotton Growers, etc.
Birla Spunshades gets USDA certification
Biobased products from Grasim Industries are cost competitive, readily available, and perform as well as or better than their conventional counterparts.
USDA lab certified under ICA Bremen Scheme
The USDA Quality Assurance Laboratory (USDA) has become the latest laboratory to be certified under the ICA Bremen ‘International Laboratory Certification Scheme’.
Cotton futures scale 2014 peak
According to a NASDAQ Report, cotton for December delivery rose 2.1 per cent to end at 75.83 cents a pound on the ICE Futures U.S. exchange, the highest since June 24, 2014. Cotton has been a star performer this year among commodities.
India to export more cotton?
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has raised India’s cotton export forecast in April 2016 on account of increased demand form Pakistan. India’s exports are boosted 250,000 bales to 5.8 million on strong demand, especially from Pakistan, USDA said in its latest report. “Strong textile exports, especially of apparel and bed wear, have forced Pakistan’s textile sector to look to imported cotton, especially from India, to make up for a significantly smaller crop,” according to the report.
Fears over cotton pile-up in India
The Cotton Association of India fears that India may be piling up huge inventory of cotton just like China, if the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) does not take measures to offload its stock swiftly. Maintaining the cotton output at the last estimated level of 38.27 million bales (a bale is 170 kg), Dhiren N Sheth, President, CAI, says the Corporation had procured about 8.7 million bales from farmers as part of the Government's minimum support price commitment.
Organic textile drive picks up steam
Does going organic make better business sense in textiles? This is one of the major questions that pop up today in every meeting bordering on sustainability in textiles. The humanity has to draw a line somewhere and say such & such textile products are harmless to the skin, environment and to life itself.