The Guide to Buying Cotton

COTTON USA promotes U.S. cotton fiber and manufactured cotton products around the globe. Our reach extends to more than 50 countries through 17 offices around the world. Through the COTTON USA programs, we touch lives every day by setting the global standard for purity, quality and responsibility. We promise consistently excellent quality to inspire your unique style of life.


Prepared and distributed by Cotton Council International (CCI) and the National Cotton Council of America (NCC), this guide provides
information to potential buyers of U.S. cotton about the fiber properties of the principal varieties of cotton grown in the various regions
of the U.S. Cotton Belt.

Information such as the names and addresses of exporting companies, production and ginning seasons, official U.S. cotton standards and
packaging and transportation data is also included. Unless otherwise stated, the information source is the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). CCI thanks the NCC; Cotton Incorporated; the American Cotton Shippers Association (ACSA); the American Cotton Marketing Cooperatives (AMCOT); California Cotton Alliance; the Committee for Cotton Research; the Cotton Foundation; ICE Futures U.S.; the National Cottonseed Products Association; Plains Cotton Growers, Inc.; Southern Cotton Growers, Inc.; Supima; the USDA; U.S. cotton yarn and textile manufacturers; and COTTON USA licensees around the world for their continued support.