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Walmart Joins Cotton LEADS™ Program

MEMPHIS. Tenn. – Walmart has joined the Cotton LEADS™ program supporting responsible production practices by cotton growers. “Cotton is a major ingredient in many of our apparel and home textile products,” explains Ken Lanshe, Walmart’s vice president, General Merchandise, Technical, Quality and Sustainability. “Through the Cotton LEADS™ program, Walmart hopes to learn from and collaborate […]

Cotton LEADS™ Partners Meet in Lima and Mexico City

More than 50 Cotton LEADS™ partners met in Mexico City and Lima to hear updates about the program. Partners engaged with staff from Cotton Council International and Cotton Incorporated, two of the founding organizations of the Cotton LEAD™ program. At the meetings, partners discussed the recently released long-term sustainability goals for U.S. cotton, the recent […]

Cutting edge cotton research via U.S. and Australian collaboration

World leading cotton researchers from Australia’s Cotton Research and Development Corporation recently visited their peers at Cotton Incorporated Headquarters in Cary, North Carolina. On the agenda was a number of collaborative research projects that are progressing to find joint solutions that can be shared across borders and industries.  The researchers visited North Carolina State University, […]

Researchers Share Best Practices in Cotton Breeding

The 2017 Cotton Breeders’ Tour (CBT) was designed to foster communication and provide training to cotton researchers to eventually deliver improved varieties for cotton growers. Organized by Dr. Don C Jones of Cotton Incorporated, the tour drew 75 scientists and seedsmen from five countries. The large majority came from the United States, but participants also […]

Jesse Daystar Appointed First Chief Sustainability Officer for Cotton Incorporated

Cary, North Carolina Sustainability is a major focus in businesses across all industries. From agriculture to retail – companies across the globe are working to reduce environmental impacts. Cotton Incorporated, the research and promotion company for U.S. cotton producers and importers, extends its commitment to sustainability of cotton across the supply chain by appointing Dr. […]

The Cotton LEADS™ Program Welcomes Gap Inc.’s Continued Sustainability Commitment

MEMPHIS. Tenn. – The Cotton LEADS™ program today welcomed its newest member, Gap Inc., and applauded the company’s move to extend its commitment to sustainable raw material sourcing. The leading global retailer joins more than 470 program partners that acknowledge the ongoing sustainable gains by United States (U.S.) and Australian cotton growers. Gap Inc., which […]