The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol

Entirely committed to meeting the needs of its customers, Hamrick Mills also strives to reduce the environmental impact and carbon footprint in all of its operations. This is why they joined the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, to ensure the cotton used to manufacture their fabrics is grown following the highest sustainability standards—further protecting the planet’s ecological health and the wellbeing of future generations.

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Keer America entered the U.S. textile industry market in 2013. In 2015, they began their first Open End production of high-quality yarns using 100% U.S. cotton. Soon after, in 2018, Keer America expanded productions and launched a new state-of-the-art ring spinning operation.

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As one of the world’s largest producers of 100% cotton and polyester/cotton-blend yarns, Frontier Yarns takes its responsibility to protect the environment seriously.

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Founded in 1972, Contempora is an employee-owned circular knit company based in Lumberton, NC.Starting as a contract knitter, Contempora has evolved into a premier knit fabric manufacturer in the United States. With over 200 machines and a capacity of over 3 million pounds per month, Contempora continues to evolve and grow to support the success of their customers.

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Cotswold Industries is a third-generation family-owned business that knows the importance of protecting the planet. As large-scale providers of next-generation fabrics, they produce cutting-edge, quality technical textiles and blends for front-line professionals, including healthcare workers and the military.

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As one of the world’s most technologically advanced dyeing and finishing operations, Swisstex Direct offers a one-stop solution with competitive pricing, superb quality, and responsive customer service.

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The US cotton industry’s commitment to the environment has a strong regulatory framework: the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, a series of standards that farmers adhere to in the United States.

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As the world’s leading manufacturer of spun yarns, Parkdale is fully committed to creating innovative and cost-effective solutions that protect the environment and improve lives. With over 29 manufacturing plants in the U.S., Mexico, and South America, the company can produce over 8,000 tons of yarn per week.

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Cap Yarns, LLC takes pride in having the greatest fiber blending capacity of any yarn manufacturer in the Americas. Their ability to produce custom yarns in large and small batches in record turnaround times has earned Cap Yarns a rare distinction in the industry.

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The commitment to the good usage of water is an indication of the importance that an industry gives to sustainability. The U. S. Cotton Trust Protocol sets a new standard for more sustainably grown cotton from the United States.

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