COTTON USA Highlights U.S. Cotton Textile Mills at Colombiatex
Six U.S. textile mills joined the COTTON USA Sourcing Program’s booth at the Colombiatex trade show in Medellin, Colombia, in an effort to strengthen business opportunities for U.S. cotton in the Latin American textile sector.
Participating U.S. textile mills were: (1) Alamac American Knits, LLC; (2) Buhler Quality Yarns Corp.; (3) Frontier Spinning Mills, Inc.; (4) Hamrick Mills, Inc.; (5) Milliken; and (6) Parkdale.
Colombiatex gathered 500 exhibitors; 9,168 national buyers; and 1,760 international visitors from 41 countries. This year's event garnered $306 million in business expectations (65% of which represent fabrics, mainly made with cotton), a 15% increase over the 2014 fair.
The COTTON USA Sourcing Program displayed the joint COTTON USA/Cotton Incorporated logo and its 13 U.S. mill logos on the booth, as well as on 8,000 bags and exhibitors’ guides. Cotton Incorporated also participated in Colombiatex, conducting conferences on denim trends, athletic wear and retail and digital consumers. Additionally, Cotton LEADS™ had a space in the booth to advertise its benefits and member companies around the world.
To further strengthen business ties between U.S. mills and regional textile companies, the COTTON USA Sourcing Program also coordinated an industry event on Jan. 28 for more than 70 attendees.