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Report says Global Organic Cotton Production Increased 15% in 2010 & My Thoughts

Report says Global Organic Cotton Production Increased 15% in 2010 & My Thoughts

This past week my Twitter pal @ArveyColumbus sent me a link to a report from one of the organic textile groups. The report said in part: Despite the recession, manufacturer demand has helped increase global organic cotton production by 15% in 2009-2010, according to a new report by sustainable textile non-profit Textile Exchange, formerly known as Organic Exchange. The Organic Cotton Farm and Fiber Report reveals that India, Syria, and Turkey are the leading organic cotton producers in the world….

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Cotton 101: America’s Heartland Provides Video Look at Cotton Farming

Cotton 101: America’s Heartland Provides Video Look at Cotton Farming

I could be in heaven. America’s Heartland, the awesome show that PBS airs to help Americans learn about agriculture is focused on cotton for an entire show! Yes, it’s a must-see Episode 617 – The Cotton Harvest. While I’d suggest you watch the entire episode, the reality that many of us like to watch small clips leads me to do short blog posts on each segment since the segments really range across the cotton spectrum.  I start where the episode starts…

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Cotton 101: Who Takes Out the Gin Trash?

Cotton 101: Who Takes Out the Gin Trash?

Okay. Gin Trash. The two words together… gin trash… the number of jokes that you can come up with based on those two simple words… Its unbelievable! BUT this is a Cotton 101 series so I better get back on track. But let me start by saying the fact that we call it “gin trash” in no way reflects it has the properties of other trash. It’s very much an eco-friendly product of plant parts. And a number of researchers…

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Making Old Blue Jeans Green — Recycling for Warmth

Making Old Blue Jeans Green — Recycling for Warmth

Cotton clothing — denim ones like old jeans — can be recycled, not only keeping them out of landfill but also offering a means of energy-efficient insulation for homes. Several companies are encouraging the environmentally practice.

Speechless or Ready to Rant? I Chose The Middle Ground

Speechless or Ready to Rant? I Chose The Middle Ground

I started tapping this blog entry as we reached our cruising altitude on a flight home. It’s been a long weekend with a lot going on work-wise.  Good stuff for the cotton business, but there seemed to be more than a few things making me feel a bit off my pace.  I know it won’t be posted til I’m home but I want to capture these thoughts. I’ll need to reread because I’m not so great on the Blackberry for…

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