Shortage of Cotton, Prices Rise

Cotton pricing has been on the rise due to the shortage of Cotton worlwide due to to prolonged drought (Can you say global warming!). US retailers will have to pay more for apparel next year.

This is a great time to consider recycled fabrics – recycled polyester. Here’s the facts:

1. Of the synthetic fibers, RPET polyester fabric has almost a 90% lower carbon footprint than nylon

2. RPET polyester fabric has a 75% lower carbon footprint than virgin polyester

3. RPET polyester fabric has a 50% lower carbon footprint than organic cotton

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Cotton Prices Rise as Chinese Output Falls ShortA shortfall in China’s cotton production could mean U.S. retailers will have to pay their Chinese suppliers as much as 30 percent more for apparel

Apparel industry mobilizes against cotton rally


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