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Cotton Leads Amasses 200 Partners

Established by the U.S. and Australian cotton industries, the joint program advocates and demonstrates responsible growing practices for cotton.

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Better Cotton Growing Market Share and Awareness

Better Cotton is on target toward becoming a sustainable mainstream commodity.

Cotton Harvest in Australia Seen Declining 50% on Record Drought

Output may be between 2 million and 2.5 million bales in 2014-2015 from about 4 million bales this year, according to Cotton Australia.

Vietnam Tops June Apparel Imports

The overall trade deficit narrowed in June to $41.5 billion from $44.7 billion in May.

Low Prices, Erratic Monsoon Boost India's Cotton Imports

Shipments could be more than 25 percent above the official forecast for the season.

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Burlington Industries Launches Merino FX Performance Wool

It's a collection of seasonless performance merino fabrics designed for outdoor enthusiasts.

Obama Steps Up Drive to Boost Africa Trade

African textile and apparel producers are in Washington for a historic U.S.-Africa summit to fight to preserve a U.S. trade preference program.

Lenzing Opens 'Jumbo' Tencel Plant

The plant took two years to construct and will secure 140 jobs.

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Key Trends at Première Vision New York

Sabine Le Chatelier, PV's deputy fashion director, highlighted key fabrics trends for fall 2015 in a seminar at the New York show.

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Production Playing Field Leveling Out Worldwide

A more democratic era has emerged in global sourcing thanks a series of events and shifting buying patterns.

The Fiber Price Sheet: July 29, 2014

The last Tuesday of every month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago and fiber prices.

China Q4 Cotton Import Demand May Surprise Market

Uncertainty over a policy shift to crop subsidies in China could spark a burst of demand for imported cotton between September and December.

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