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Egyptian Cotton™ launches BCI pilot project
The Cotton Egypt Association has announced a partnership with United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) under the framework of “The Egyptian Cotton™ Project”
Uzbek blueprint to boost textiles
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has signed a decree to deepen reforms in the textile industry to fully reprocess raw cotton domestically and increase export potential of the country
Ginner is gatekeeper of cotton fibre quality
Ginning is vital to maintain good cotton fibre quality and avoid contamination. Two cotton ginning industry leaders visited the Nonwovens and Advanced Cotton Laboratory at Texas Tech University to discuss latest developments in cotton fibre quality.
Dibella moves up on organic cotton use
At Dibella, the use of sustainable fibre raw materials continues to increase every year. This is confirmed by the market report “Preferred Fibre & Materials” published by the non-profit organisation Textile Exchange: In 2016, Dibella was ranked 5th in the use of Fairtrade organic cotton and has since risen to 3rd place.
Global cotton consumption pruned
Due to uncertainties in the world economy and trading market, the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) Secretariat has revised its global consumption forecast for 2018/19 downward to 27.5 million tonnes.
A COTTON OF CRISIS
All is not well on the cotton front! Fall in production and acreage, and wild fluctuations in the prices beginning late last year have dampened the spirit of the industry. On the farm front, ravages of bollworm have added to the woes of the suppliers.
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