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Cotton Incorporated is a not-for-profit company funded by U.S. cotton producers and importers, whose mission is to increase the demand and profitability of cotton. Discover What Cotton Can Do℠

Sustainable Record

Cotton Inc Sustainable RecordFrom a production standpoint, U.S. cotton has demonstrated significant environmental gains over the past 40 years, including producing more than twice as much cotton on the same amount of land. Cotton growers continue to be more efficient, more productive and less impactful. Learn more through the Cotton & the Planet video.

Environmental Gains

Cotton Incorporated Environmental GainsWeeds are a major threat to all agriculture because of their tenacity and adaptability. Historically, the same fertilizers that nurture crops have also encouraged weed growth. A breakthrough in transgenic research is paving a path to cotton varieties that utilize nutrients weeds cannot. Watch the video to learn about how future varieties of cotton can feed the plants and starve the weeds.

Recycling Initiative

Cotton Incorporated Recycling Initiative 2Cotton’s Blue Jeans Go Green™ denim recycling program has collected more than 2 million pieces of denim, which translates into more than 1,000 tons of textile waste diverted from landfills. To date, that denim has been used to create 3.9 million square feet of insulation, including insulation provided to more than 40 Habitat for Humanity affiliates. See how it works in the video.

Myths Debunked

Screen Shot 2019-04-19 at 8.28.20 AM Cotton facts are plentiful but so too are “alternative facts” about the fiber, its growing methods and impact on the planet. Click here to learn if what you know about cotton is actually wrong.