Since 2014, Barnhardt Natural Fibers Group has been an active member of the Cotton LEADS ™ program, as part of its commitment to responsible and sustainable cotton production. Today, the Cotton LEADS™ program has grown to almost 500 cotton producers, manufacturers, brands, and retail partners across 28 countries, all committed to responsible cotton production by […]
As the market leader in supply of Purified Cotton to the global nonwovens market, Barnhardt has led the way in communicating within the industry about the extraneous contamination found in the US cotton crop. Tom Robinson (Director of Operations & Product Development) for Barnhardt Natural Fibers Group attended and presented at the recent National Cotton […]
Despite catastrophic weather events, the US cotton yield showed a modest year-over-year increase in 2017. Current price levels indicate that growers will continue to invest in cotton rather than alternative crops, while China’s impact on the 2018 market remains unknown..
The cotton market has experienced some short-term upheaval with Hurricane Harvey impacting south Texas and Louisiana, and then Hurricane Irma impacting parts of the southeastern U.S. While the impact to the citizens of Houston and other areas in south Texas has been horrendous, the impact to the overall U.S. cotton crop has, to this point, […]
This month we wanted to shine a customer spotlight on Corman, an Italian, family-owned company that was established by Corrado Mantovani in 1947 as a manufacturer of textile medical devices. Today the company is being led by two of Corrado’s sons, Guido and Giorgio Mantovani. The company has adapted throughout its 70 years of existence, […]
Ginny Casstevens, Chuck Allen, Levin Lynch, and George Hargrove all attended the recent World of Wipes Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Grand Old Opryland Resort was the host site to almost 500 attendees at this year’s conference. It was another outstanding INDA event.
Thus far in 2017, cotton prices have increased versus year ago or even two years ago prices, but are very comparable to 2014 prices. So the question becomes, why have cotton prices increased in 2017? As is usually the case, the answer comes back to supply and demand, or is it supply and perceived demand? […]
At Barnhardt Natural Fibers Group, we enjoy getting emails from the USDA. When they get in touch it’s usually for a specific reason: to let us know one of our products can now use the USDA-certified Biobased Product Label. In their latest communication, the USDA let us know that our UltraClean ® Comber and UltraClean ® Organic […]
The Barnhardt Purified Cotton™ team attended the INDEX 2017 Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, April 4–7. Lewis Barnhardt, President/COO, Tom Robinson, Director of Operations, George Hargrove, VP Sales & Marketing, Ginny Casstevens, Director of Cotton Fiber Sales for Nonwovens, and Levin Lynch, Purified Cotton Sales, all attended the conference, representing Barnhardt.
There have been some concerns in traditional media and social media channels regarding glyphosate contained in cotton products (and even some that have no cotton) going into consumer product channels. To set the record straight, we’ll start by explaining exactly what glyphosate is, and whether or not it is present in cotton fibers.