Sustainability: Renewability of Cotton and Rayon [Infographic]

While we often talk about cotton’s advantages over rayon, today we wanted to focus specifically on the subject of renewability when discussing the two fibers. While many people know that cotton is natural and rayon is synthetic, what flies under the radar is how different their life cycles actually are.

Getting Down and Dirty with Cotton Wipes

girl cleaning

There’s a saying that goes “It’s a dirty job, but somebody’s got to do it.” It’s not hard to imagine that whoever said this was thinking of a cotton wipe—or unfortunately in the process of a terrible job where a cotton wipe was being employed. Think about it: from cleaning up horrible messes to wiping the […]

Debunking Myths About Bleached Cotton Sustainability


There have been claims that growing cotton uses too much water, pesticides, and energy, and that it also takes land away from food crops and reduces air quality. With the advent of modern farming techniques and practices, those myths can be busted. Let’s look at each of them, one by one.

With Cotton LEADS™ Program Cotton Inc. Charts A Path We’ll Follow

Cotton Leads, partner of Barnhardt Purified Cotton

At Barnhardt Natural Fibers Group, we’re excited to announce that we’ve joined the Cotton LEADS™ program. In October of last year, Cotton Australia and Cotton Incorporated released a press release announcing a joint program “to raise awareness of the responsible growing practices among cotton producers in Australia and the United States.”

Recent Test Results On Cotton Compostability


One question we often get about some of our products is regarding cotton compostability. In an effort to shed a light—albeit a somewhat technical one—on cotton’s biodegradability, we wanted to share the results of a test that was conducted in 2010.

Cotton’s Simple Supply Chain

cotton production map

First off, we hope you’ve taken the time to check out the Sustainability page we recently created for our new site. Not only is this page a wealth of cotton sustainability information, but we also made sure to cover all of you visual learners out there with a few infographics that provide quick snapshots of […]

There’s Simply No Doubt: Cotton Is Consumer-Preferred

seal of cotton

Really, there’s no way to overstate the importance of the Seal of Cotton. Consumers associate the famous logo with extremely high quality and exceptional comfort. And the beauty of cotton is that it’s a true example of a product—or in this case, a fiber used in a myriad of products used on a daily basis—where […]