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 cottonusasourcing.com/us-mills/carolina-cotton-works/