Cotton Incorporated, funded by U.S. growers of upland cotton and importers of cotton and cotton textile products, is the research and marketing company representing upland cotton. The Program is designed and operated to improve the demand for and profitability of cotton. Cotton Incorporated recently launched a free online education and networking community, Cotton University™. As a member of Cotton University, you get access to valuable information to help you achieve your academic and career goals. Whether you're looking for anything from the latest trends in cotton to a specific technical bulletin to a variety of self-paced online textile courses, you'll find it here. Cotton University™ is maintained by the Importer Support Program of the Cotton Board and Cotton Incorporated. Please visit our website to learn more about the valuable resources available.
Innovations in Cotton Awards
Cotton Incorporated provides awards in the undergraduate, graduate, and professional categories at the ITAA annual conference. The Innovations in Cotton Awards will be presented to designs accepted into the ITAA Design Exhibition that demonstrate the most creative/innovative use of cotton. Entries must be at least 60% cotton to be eligible for the awards.
Cotton Incorporated encourages participants to think outside of the normal cotton jeans and t-shirt. Participants should think of product categories where cotton might not necessarily be the first fiber of choice and experiment with using cotton in place of other fibers.
Two awards will be presented in each of the three levels of review (Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional). First place award is $1,000; and runner-up is $500.