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Cotton Incorporated is a not-for-profit company funded by U.S. cotton producers and importers, whose mission is to increase the demand and profitability of cotton. Discover What Cotton Can Do.

SJ Report

The 2019 Transparency Report, sponsored by Cotton Incorporated, is based on an industry-wide survey conducted by Sourcing Journal, which investigated both the internal and external forces affecting transparency initiatives in the supply chain.

Respondents revealed that costs, culture and a lack of consensus on who's ultimately responsible are among the challenges the industry faces. Though another "c," the consumer, was shown to be the reason change is inevitable.

The report highlights how the industry is embracing collaboration, committing to long-term goals and investing in next-gen technology to advance progress.

Download the report here.


The “Transparency: Opportunities, Obstacles & Outlook 2019” webinar focuses on how brands and retailers are attempting to answer the call for greater transparency, highlights the benefits of operating a transparent supply chain and analyzes the challenges holding the industry back.

The webinar, sponsored by Cotton Incorporated, features key findings from the 2019 Transparency Report as well as context and commentary from: Garry Bell, vice president, corporate marketing and communications, Gildan Activewear; Natalie Grillon, project director, Open Apparel Registry; and Melissa Bastos, director of market research, Cotton Incorporated.

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Cotton Incorporated conducts research to benefit every link on the cotton supply chain and develops promotions that encourage the use and desirability of cotton and cotton products. Cotton Incorporated is recognized as a global authority and resource for all things cotton.

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