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Cotton Incorporated Highlights Denim Sustainability at Kingpins Show

Wednesday November 02, 2016

Cary, North Carolina
As part of the Kingpins Show in New York, Cotton Incorporated will be showcasing environmentally responsible denim manufacturing options. The company will preview concept denim constructions from Cone Denim that utilize the cotton plant-derived Archroma EarthColors dye, as well as examples of denim finished with the Tonello NoStone® process. These innovations and more will be at the Booth #4 at the Kingpins Show in New York City, November 2 & 3.

“Denim remains a key category for cotton, and sustainability remains a primary focal point for the entire textile industry,” says Teresa Zugay, Account Executive, Cotton Incorporated. “The innovations at our booth address denim traditions and the future of sustainable denim manufacturing.”

Building on the September announcement of an Archroma EarthColors dye derived from cotton plant materials, Cotton Incorporated tapped the expertise of Cone Denim to explore the options of denim dyed with cotton-derived materials. The concept collection, developed at the Cone White Oak facility, presents three different denim base constructions (3 x 1 twill, broken twill, and basket weave), each with a range of washdowns, blue-colored fill, and environmentally- responsible finishing techniques such as ozone and laser etching.

“Cone was the ideal partner for this project,” says Zugay. “With more than 125 years of experience, they know how to stay true to denim’s root while meeting the market’s desire for innovation. While still in concept stage, we look forward to continuing our partnership to bring this innovation to market.”

“We were delighted to work with Cotton Incorporated on this unique project,” says Allen Little, Director Product Development for Cone Denim. “We think these denim inspirations have the aesthetic range and environmental appeal that today’s denim brands are looking for.”

Cotton Incorporated will also be exhibiting examples of denim finished with the Tonello NoStone® process, which relies on mechanical action rather than chemistry to achieve stone-wash effects, but without the carbon footprint associated with pumice stones.

Cotton Incorporated, funded by U.S. growers of upland cotton and importers of cotton and textile products, is the research and marketing company representing upland cotton.

Cone Denim has been a leading supplier of denim fabrics to top apparel brands since 1891. Formed out of the entrepreneurial spirit of brothers Moses and Ceasar Cone and grounded in American heritage, Cone Denim has been synonymous with authenticity and innovation for 125 years. Today, that same spirit, expertise and advanced capability continue to service and inspire the global market. Cone Denim operates as part of International Textile Group, Inc. (ITG) with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., China, and Mexico, including the flagship White Oak® mill with its unique blend of modern equipment and technology alongside vintage looms from mid-century denim making. Learn more at .