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2014-10-22 16:26:12

Fashion Show's Official Apparel Partners Released NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, Cotton Incorporated brings international style icon Olivia Palermo on board for its 24 Hour Runway Show. Olivia will join the runway show scene alongside several other celebrity hosts and industry influencers including Giuliana and Bill Rancic, E! News' Jason Kennedy, and TV Host Michael Yo from "The Insider" on CBS. Open to the public, the world's only 24 Hour Runway Show...

2014-10-17 08:27:08

DUBLIN, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Refined Cotton Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The Global and Chinese Refined Cotton Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global refined cotton industry with a focus on the Chinese situation. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including...

2014-10-09 23:02:16

Cotton Grower® magazine, the nation’s brand media leader serving the domestic cotton market, announces the launch of its completely redesigned website, CottonGrower.com. The new design responds to both direct user feedback and CottonGrower.com analytics, and includes responsive design for ease of mobile use, building engagement with visitors and meeting the Cotton Grower’s mission of being the information source for industry news Willoughby, Ohio (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 Cotton...

2014-10-07 16:24:56

NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cotton Incorporated welcomes Giuliana and Bill Rancic's return to Cotton's 24 Hour Runway Show. Hosting for the third time, the couple will be joined by E! News' Jason Kennedy and TV host Michael Yo from "The Insider" on CBS. Additional hosts for the cotton fashion event are Miami entertainment journalist, Ellie Rodriguez, and Scott Evans, anchor/reporter for Channel One News. The entire show will be streamed live from South Beach, Miami, online...

2014-10-04 16:20:33

First Bedding Brand to Partner with Fair Trade USA to Improve the Lives of Cotton Farmers and Factory Workers. CHATHAM, N.J., Oct. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boll & Branch, makers of socially conscious ultra-premium home textiles, announced today that their full line of products have met Fair Trade USA's strict certification requirements. Available now on the Boll & Branch web site, their sheet sets - followed by duvets, shams and bed covers for the holidays - will be the first...

2014-10-03 12:26:40

SANFORD, N.C., Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Frontier Spinning Mills Holding Corp. ("Frontier") announced today the promotion of Robin Perkins to Chief Executive Officer, effective October 3, 2014. In conjunction with the promotion, John L. Bakane is retiring from full-time responsibilities as Chief Executive Officer, and he will remain involved with Frontier as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Frontier is owned by affiliates of American Securities LLC, a New York-based...

2014-09-30 16:25:28

LONDON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Hosiery (Women and Men) both in value (US$) and in volume (Pairs) by the following Product Segments: Socks, Sheer Hosiery, and Tights/Opaques. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided...

2014-09-23 08:23:30

DUBLIN, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "China Textile Chemicals Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 China is the largest producer of synthetic and cotton fibers and also the largest exporter of fabrics and apparel in the world. China's textile and clothing exports grew by 11.4% in 2013 as compared to 2012 on account of growing demand for casual wear and...

2014-09-05 23:07:22

Greater transparency and quality assurance will increase the value of Brazilian cotton and benefit stakeholders throughout the supply chain. Brasilia, Brazil, and Liverpool, England (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 The Brazilian Cotton Growers Association (ABRAPA) and Generation 10 Ltd., a provider of commodity trade and risk management (CTRM) solutions and data analytics, announced today that they have entered into a 10-year collaboration beginning with the deployment of a National Cotton...

Clothes Made Of Polyester Smell Worse Than Cotton After Exercise
2014-09-04 03:03:12

American Society for Microbiology Polyester clothes smell worse than cotton, following intensive exercise by their wearers, because bacteria that cause odor grow better on polyester, according to research published ahead of print in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. In the study, the investigators collected t-shirts from 26 healthy individuals following an intensive, hour-long bicycle spinning session, and incubated the shirts for 28 hours before having them inspected...


Latest Cotton Reference Libraries

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2010-11-15 17:08:49

Cotton swabs, made of a small wad of cotton wrapped around both ends of a short rod, are commonly used in a variety of applications including first aid, cosmetics application, cleaning, and arts and crafts. Leo Gerstenzang created the cotton swab in the 1920s after attaching cotton to toothpicks. The product eventually went on to be called the "Q-tip" which became a generic trademark for cotton swabs in the USA. The product is often used to clean the ear although doctors have said for used...

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2005-09-09 09:53:41

The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) is a beetle which has an average length of one-quarter inch (6 millimeters). The insect crossed the Rio Grande near Brownsville, Texas to enter the United States from Mexico in 1892 and reached southeastern Alabama in 1915. It remains the most destructive cotton pest in North America. By the mid 1920s it had entered all cotton growing regions in the U.S. On December 11, 1919, the citizens of Enterprise, Alabama erected a monument to the boll weevil, the...

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2009-03-27 17:52:05

Tropical tree, Bombax ceiba, is a member of the genus Bombax. It is more familiarly known as the Cotton Tree. In areas of Malay, Indonesia, Southern China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan the tree is commonly planted. Chinese historical accounts tell of an ancient king of Nam Yuet, Chiu To, who offered the tree as a gift to the Emperor of Han Dynasty in 2nd Century B.C. Also, the tree, which is referred to as Semal, is commonly planted in parks and along roadsides in India. New Delhi, specifically...

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