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Carolina Cotton Works Inc. Takes Sustainable Actions for a Better Planet

The U.S. 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. The U. S. Cotton Trust Protocol underpins and verifies U. S. cotton’s sustainability progress through sophisticated data collection and independent third-party verification.

Precision agriculture is important today to ensure planet-friendly crops that are environmentally friendly and maintain the highest quality. That is why Carolina Cotton Works, Inc., founded in 1995, has continued to reinvest in itself through changing times by diversifying its capabilities through technology, experience and innovation. They are committed to working with organic/sustainable fibers and blends, and they have provided top-of-the-line quality and service in the textile industry for almost three decades.

CCW provides products and services in three basic formats depending on the customer’s specific needs. Each format requires different levels of customer involvement, investment and technical interest. Overall, they specialize in dyeing, tubular finishing, open width finishing and fabric package sales.

CCW has invested in one of the finest dye houses in the U. S., which allows them to use a lower liquor ratio and less water, clean-burning natural gas for drying and steam generation, a wastewater heat recovery system to raise in the incoming freshwater temperature to help save energy, activities that are aligned with the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol which brings quantifiable and verifiable goals and measurement to sustainable cotton production and drives continuous improvement in six key sustainability metrics—land use, soil carbon, water management, soil loss, greenhouse gas emissions and energy efficiency.

By 2025, the commitment is to reduce water use by 18 percent, energy by 15 percent, the emission of greenhouse gases by 39 percent, and, last but not least, land use by 30 percent to produce a bale of cotton. Thus, CCW and U. S. Cotton Trust Protocol work together to achieve these important goals for the world.

The goal of Carolina Cotton Works, Inc is that today’s needs do not harm tomorrow’s environment. For more information, please visit