French Documentary Team Exposes the Dirty Truth About Overseas Cotton

January 12, 2018 | Reposted from   A new documentary from the French television program Cash Investigates has put the spotlight on unethical cotton production practices around the globe. In a November episode titled “Cotton: The Other Side of Our T-Shirts,” investigative journalists from the award-winning news show went to extraordinary lengths – posing [...]

Four New Year’s Resolutions for a More Sustainable 2018

January 5, 2018 | Reposted from It’s that time of year again, when we pick our New Year’s Resolutions – and hope they stick. Why not make this the year that you commit to a goal that helps both yourself and the planet? Here at PimaCott we’re committed to sustainability, so we’ve rounded up [...]

Secrets of a Successful Pima Cotton Harvest

December 6, 2017 | Reposted from Now that the last of this year’s verified pure PimaCott Cotton has been picked, we caught up with Cannon Michael, a sixth-generation farmer and the president of Bowles Farming Company, to learn a bit more about the preparation, hard work, and the surprising amount of science involved in [...]

5 Ways You Might Be Washing Your Sheets Wrong

October 24, 2017 | reposted from Cotton sheets can stay soft and comfortable for years. But if you’re washing them wrong, you could be shortening their lifespan. Here are 5 common laundry mistakes to hang out to dry, and what you should be doing instead to keep your cotton sheets [...]

Egyptian Cotton vs Pima Cotton: What’s the Difference?

October 12, 2017 | reposted from When it comes to quality, most people understand the difference between a 525-thread count sheet and a 750-thread count sheet. Less understood, however, is the difference between various kinds of cottons, especially premium cottons like Egyptian and pima. What is the difference anyway? Is one better than [...]

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Dirty Cotton: Uzbekistan’s Forced Labor Problem

September 14, 2017 | Reposted from With an annual crop of 850,000 metric tons, the central Asian country of Uzbekistan is the world’s sixth largest producer of cotton. But its success has come at a devastating human cost. The Issue: State-Sanctioned Servitude Uzbekistan’s economy relies heavily on the export of a variety [...]

Applied DNA Sciences Supporting Major Retail Brands and Manufacturers at 2017 New York Home Fashions Market

Applied DNA Sciences today announced its support of major brands and manufacturers at the 2017 New York Home Fashions Market, with agreements signed for cotton and synthetic recycled fibers expanding to include home textiles such as towels, bath rugs, duvets, plush throws and bedding. At this month's New York [...]

Applied DNA Sciences Signs New Licensing Agreement with Himatsingka America

New Agreement to Empower Large-Scale Supply Chain Security within the Cotton Industry Release Details STONY BROOK, N.Y. June 27th, 2017: Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (“Applied DNA,” “the Company,” NASDAQ: APDN), is pleased to announce the signing of a new licensing agreement with Himatsingka America, Inc. (“Himatsingka”, “HAI”), which is a part of the Himatsingka [...]

Applied DNA Sciences Receives Initial Order to Tag Cotton for the Upcoming 2017/2018 US Cotton Ginning Season

23 June 2017 Release Details STONY BROOK, N.Y. June 23, 2017 – Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (“Applied DNA,” “the company,” NASDAQ: APDN), is pleased to announce it has received an order to tag  27.5 million pounds of cotton to kick off the 2017/2018 ginning season, composed of three US cotton varietals. The three varietals are [...]