Cotton does not come off the plant ready for commercial use. Rather, it must go through an intensive cleaning and purification process before it is suitable for us in nonwoven applications such as baby wipes, diapers and feminine hygiene products.. In order to rid cotton of potentially hazardous molds, fungi, bacteria, and other contaminants, it […]
Sir Francis Bacon was the first person attributed with saying, “Knowledge is power.” What was true in 1597 is certainly even truer still today! The fact that knowledge is power is no more evident than what we witness in the buying behavior of today’s consumer. With the universe of information in the palms of our […]
People expect their cotton to be white. In fact, they want it very white, especially when it’s used in medical and nonwoven hygiene products. You may already be picturing a cotton ball, a baby wipe, or cotton rounds used for removing makeup. Many of us don’t realize that cotton isn’t ultra-white in the field. In […]
Though organic cotton has a long way to go before it replaces conventional cotton, it’s been riding the organic wave that was started in the fruit and vegetable section of your local grocery store. While consumers mostly come into contact with organic cotton in their clothing, organic cotton is slowly moving into the consumer products […]
All over the world, mothers of newborns are very sensitized to the ingredients being used in anything they use with their babies, whether it’s the food and formula they consume, the soaps and lotions they use to keep their babies clean and soft, or other baby products like diapers and wipes.
As cotton gins across America finish ginning the last of the 2017 crop, they have ginned almost 19.5 million bales compared to 16 million at this point last year. Without exception, each of the 10 classing offices across the country have classed more cotton than a year ago. Even with the impact of Hurricane Harvey, […]
This past summer we read an excellent article on The Robin Report entitled “Preference for Polyester May Make Fast Fashion Brands Vulnerable,” and here at Barnhardt Purified Cotton we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about it. While the article was written by James Pruden, the Senior Director of Public Relations for Cotton Incorporated, the […]
The movement toward organic products has gained significant traction in the food market, and it’s now gaining traction in additional markets, too; just look at apparel, as well as everyday items like wipes and hygiene products. So why is there a renewed interest in organic products now?
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, […]
For many years, cotton has been the fiber of choice for apparel. Textile mills have worked with farmers over time to help reduce contamination going into the apparel market. Now it’s nonwovens’ turn to educate farmers to even more critical requirements.