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Cotton Inc. and Australian Wool Services Ltd.

What type of company employ textile personnel? This article takes a closer look at Cotton Incorporated and Australian Wool Services.

Several large companies employ textile personnel, from designers to resource room managers. Many of these firms are located in New York City and Los Angeles. Some have satellite offices in Dallas, San Diego, and Atlanta, as well as cities abroad.

In this activity, eight of the top textile firms are examined, encompassing fur as a type of textile.

Cotton Incorporated

Cotton Incorporated is a not-for-profit corporation established pursuant to the Cotton Research and Promotion Act of 1966. It provides fabric, color, and trend information for textile manufacturers, soft goods, and soft-good products for manufacturers, designers, and retailers. Funded by U.S. growers of upland cotton and importers of cotton and cotton textile products, Cotton Incorporated conducts research and promotion for cotton and cotton products with the primary goal of increasing the demand for and profitability of U.S. cotton and cotton products. Its logo is illustrated below.

the logo of cotton incorporated with the word cotton written across a black background and a representation of a cotton flower stemming from the two t's in the middle of the word cotton.

Cotton Incorporated conducts research and promotion for cotton and cotton products, with the primary goals of increased demand and profitability.
The company offers technical services, such as fiber processing, fabric development, dyeing and finishing, and cotton quality management assistance. Information services provide data on cotton supply and demand, fiber quality, and consumer research trends. To keep cotton on the runway, Cotton Incorporated’s fashion trend analysis team provides color and trend forecasts for cotton apparel and home products, highlighting the company’s trend research and supplier information.
Cotton Incorporated World Headquarters is located in North Carolina. Offices are located worldwide, including New York, Mexico City, Osaka, and Shanghai. The company’s website, Cotton Incorporated, provides corporate information, research reports, and employment opportunity postings.

Australian Wool Services Limited (The Woolmark Company)

With more than sixty years of expertise in the wool industry and textile innovation, Australian Wool Services Limited is the world’s leading wool fiber textile organization. The company provides unique global endorsement through ownership and licensing of the Woolmark, Woolmark Blend, and Wool Blend brands.
The Woolmark Company, a subsidiary of Australian Wool Services, specializes in the commercialization of wool technologies and innovations, technical consulting, business information, and commercial testing of wool fabrics. If you check the label of any quality wool or blended wool item you own, you are likely to find one of the famous Woolmark symbols, as illustrated below.
If you check the label of any quality wool or blended wool item you own, you are likely to find the famous Woolmark symbol, as shown here.

These brands and their corresponding brand marks are protected by strict and extensive control checks to ensure product quality. Australian Wool Services Limited operates globally, working with textile processors, designers, and retailers in both the apparel and interior textile markets.

Another example of a company in the textile industry, is the Fur Council of Canada representing people working in every sector of the Canadian fur trade.

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