Applied DNA and Himatsinkga America began working together in March 2015 to commercialize the world’s first supply-chain-DNA-verified cotton product.
Using SigNature® T technology, U.S. grown cotton fibers will be tagged and verified for purity at each point along the supply chain. Traceability, transparency and authenticity of the cotton supply will be verified as the cotton is made into yarn, fabric and packaged into finished goods.
PimaCott® is the only pima cotton brand proven pure at every step. SigNature T technology assures integrity and transparency, allowing cotton to be tracked and verified at every phase of the manufacturing process. Wamsutta® PimaCott bedding products are available for purchase at Bed Bath & Beyond, and boast softness, durability and lasting luxury. Click to learn more about PimaCott.
HomeGrown Cotton is 100% source verified US-grown upland cotton, powered by SigNature T technology. Sheets made with HomeGrown cotton can be found exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond under the Heartland trademark. Click here to learn more about HomeGrown.
“Applied DNA is looking forward to continuing to work with the Himatsingka Group,
and we are excited at the opportunity to expand market awareness and implement the technology into additional cotton supply chains.”
Dr. James A. Hayward, President & CEO of Applied DNA
“The Himatsingka Group remains committed to bringing cotton traceability for all major varietals of cotton including Egyptian cotton, while maintaining the highest standards of traceability solutions and quality control mechanisms. We applaud Applied DNA for advancing the solutions for the cotton industry as we believe that DNA science is the new standard for purity and authenticity.”
Shrikant Himatsingka, CEO of The Himatsingka Group
The Himatsingka Group is a vertically integrated Home Textile major with a global footprint. The Group focuses on the manufacturing, retailing and distribution of Home Textile products.
On the manufacturing front, the Group operates amongst the largest capacities in the world for producing upholstery fabrics, drapery fabrics and bed linen products.
Spread across Asia, Europe and North America, its retail and wholesale distribution divisions carry some of the most prestigious brands in the Home Textile space and cater to Private Label programs of major retailers across these geographies.
Founded in 1985, the Himatsingka Group focuses on design and product development, best-in-class manufacturing processes and efficient supply chain capabilities to ensure the highest level of customer service in the industry. With a team of over 5000 people, the Group continues to expand its reach and build capacities in the Home Textile space.