The U.S. is the world's most reliable producer of high quality cotton. Cotton Incorporated helps maintain this leadership position through ongoing research and measurement studies. These include:
Find out how you can better manage your cotton mill or merchant business with Cotton Incorporated's Engineered Fiber Selection® (EFS®) System software.
Every bale of cotton in the United States is classed by USDA classing offices.
The U.S. Cotton Fiber Chart shows fiber statistics for Upland cotton for the specific regions and USDA classing offices during a specific crop year.
Botanically, there are three principal groups of cotton that are of commercial importance.
Learn about the fiber, yarn, fabric and product tests done in Fiber Competition's Product Evaluation Laboratory (PEL).
The purpose of standards is to create a universal classification system for measuring cotton fiber and product quality.