As the textile industry prepares for its post-pandemic future, profitability is top of mind. The extent of recovery in the upstream supply chain varies across regions and product categories, but producers are united in a desire to optimize costs and capacities. To improve their bottom lines, upstream partners need to address challenges that predate Covid-19 related to quality, yield and waste.
Cotton mills and manufacturers don’t have to go through this process alone thanks to COTTON USA SOLUTIONS™, a first-of-its-kind consultancy launched in 2020 that works with facilities to ramp up both productivity and profitability. Through one-on-one meetings with experts, educational experiences, peer idea exchange and benchmarking, mills can identify ways to cut costs or improve their yield, thereby boosting margins and reducing waste. In one instance, a Cotton USA Solutions mill client grew its overall yield by 4.5 percent after a virtual consultation.
As a natural fiber, cotton has an inherent level of inconsistency built in, since different crops can have variations. But with processes such as bale management to inform blends and targeting fiber selection for the right application, manufacturers can get the most out of their raw material investments and achieve desired properties. Not only is resource efficiency prudent for profitability, but it is also better for the planet.
Watch the webinar, sponsored by COTTON USA SOLUTIONS™, to discover:
- The mistakes that cost mills in time, waste and materials
- How COTTON USA SOLUTIONS™ assisted Tata Textile Mills Limited
- The relationship between sustainability and profitability
- How Covid-19 has affected mills’ willingness to invest in their businesses
- What differentiates U.S. cotton in the global cotton industry
- How to get started with Cotton USA Solutions
- Joerg Bauersachs, Head of Cotton Council International Technical Services and COTTON USA SOLUTIONS™
- Shahid Anwar Tata, CEO of Tata Textile Mills Limited
- Kurt Kipka, VP, Apparel Impact Institute
- Caletha Crawford, publisher of Sourcing Journal (moderator)