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The COTTON USA Licensing Program

Licensees may utilize the COTTON USA™ Mark to highlight U.S. cotton products throughout the supply chain and at retail. COTTON USA™ supports partners with a range of value-added services, and the benefits of partnership are tangible. To qualify for a COTTON USA™ license, the products must contain greater than 50% U.S. cotton.


Licensee Qualifications

Mills, manufacturers, wholesalers, sourcing companies, brands and retailers can become licensees:

OUTSIDE THE USA: To use the COTTON USA™ Mark on products sold outside the USA, all licensees (mills, manufacturers, wholesalers, sourcing companies, brands and/or retailers) must use >50% U.S. cotton in the products (garments, home textiles and non-wovens).

INSIDE THE USA: To use the COTTON USA™ Mark on products sold inside the USA, the products must contain >50% cotton and 100% of the cotton must be U.S. cotton.

BOTH: If a product is sold both outside and inside the USA, it must follow the guidelines for “INSIDE THE USA” to be licensed.




Our Licensees

There are over 700 COTTON USA™ licensees worldwide. Here are a few of our partners.