The COTTON USA Sourcing Program has been a successful partnership between Cotton Council International (CCI) and a group of U.S. cotton textile manufacturers to develop, grow, and maintain export markets for U.S. manufactured cotton products. Since 2000, the COTTON USA Sourcing Program has worked throughout the U.S. – Western Hemisphere textile and apparel supply chain to introduce participating U.S. mills to potential customers throughout Latin America as well as to develop and strengthen relationships between U.S. mills, retailers, brands, uniform companies and regional apparel manufacturers. The Program has also expanded to explore sales opportunities in other regions of the world.

Using local representatives throughout Latin America as well as CCI representatives in Asia and North Africa, CCI has successfully organized a wide variety of activities to promote the export of U.S. manufactured cotton yarns and fabrics.

 

Cotton Council International

Cotton Council International (CCI), the export promotion arm of the National Cotton Council of America (NCC), is a non-profit trade association that promotes U.S. cotton fiber and manufactured cotton products around the globe with our COTTON USA trademark. CCI has 60 years of experience promoting U.S. cotton fiber and products to trade and consumers.

CCI works with spinning mills, fabric and garment manufacturers, brands, retailers, textile associations, governments and the USDA to facilitate the use of U.S. cotton. Our reach extends to more than 50 countries through 20 offices around the world.

 

Our Mission

CCI’s mission is to make U.S. cotton the preferred fiber for mills/manufacturers, brands/retailers and consumers, commanding a value-added premium that delivers profitability across the U.S. cotton industry and drives export growth of fiber, yarn, and other cotton products.

Our Values

Quality

We value quality and efficiency for our customers. It’s why we believe in constant innovation. Through this we have leveraged technology to help advance more efficient seed varieties, 100% mechanize all cotton picking, and improve ginning processes for virtually contamination-free cotton. Because we believe that in order to get a quality output, you need quality input.

Sustainability

COTTON USA strives to produce the most sustainable cotton of any country in the world. Through the generations of family farmers and their stewardship of the land, strict regulations and innovative precision agriculture technology, the U.S. leads the world in growing cotton that helps support a better future for generations to come.

Transparent Partnership

Transparency is important to us, because we know holding ourselves and our industry accountable benefits everyone. It is critical to having successful, trusting relationships with everyone in our business, from within our CCI family, to the larger industry and our customers. COTTON USA takes pride in leading the industry in this regard through our strict classing process, contract sanctity standards and customer service offerings.

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