COTTON USA Focuses on Uniform Industry for U.S. Yarn and Fabrics
COTTON USA showcased U.S. cotton yarn spinning, knitting, weaving, dyeing and finishing from 10 major U.S. textile mills at the 2015 North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors (NAUMD) convention in Orlando, FL, from April 12–15.
At the convention, COTTON USA prominently displayed the capabilities of Latin American uniform garment manufacturers from Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. These manufacturers, which use U.S. cotton fiber, yarn, and fabrics, engaged in business dialog with U.S. uniform companies interested in the supply of garments produced in Latin America.
“The corporate imagewear/uniform industry is an important and growing segment of the U.S. apparel industry,” Cotton Council International Interim Executive Director Vaughn Jordan said. “By showcasing U.S. manufactured yarns and fabrics along with Western Hemisphere garment manufacturers, cotton and U.S. cotton were able to have a presence in this important business segment.”
The COTTON USA Sourcing Program seeks to develop business relationships throughout the cotton textile and apparel chain with the objective of increasing exports of U.S. manufactured cotton products to the Western Hemisphere.