Luxury Cotton for Fashion and Home Textiles

Monday, November 07, 2016

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Sourcing with SUPIMA®

By Marc Lewkowitz

Every two years, textile mills, spinners, merchants and agents converge to address the ever-changing business of U.S. cotton.  Hosted by Cotton Council International, Cotton Incorporated and the U.S. cotton industry, the 2016 Sourcing USA Summit was held at the picturesque, Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA November 5–8.

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Monday, November 07, 2016

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November 2016 Update from Supima

By Marc Lewkowitz

Riding The SUPIMA® Wave… With the fall ’16 harvest behind us, all signs point to American-grown SUPIMA cotton being in high demand.  From a business standpoint, this year’s crop proved to be one of the larger, more quality crops from the past several years and after just completing the fall […] Continue reading


Monday, October 10, 2016

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October 2016 Update from Supima

By Marc Lewkowitz

With the crisp morning air comes the countdown to the annual harvest of SUPIMA® cotton.  It’s an exciting time of year for our organization and our members.  The forecast for this year’s crop is higher then originally anticipated and looks to exceed last year’s harvest.

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Wednesday, September 07, 2016

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September Update from Supima

By Marc Lewkowitz

As many of our member producers know, we hosted our annual meeting in Coalinga, California.  It was an insightful and productive meeting that covered many aspects of Supima’s operations.  From our Treasurer’s report on the fiscal strength of the organization, to an update on all the marketing and promotional activities […] Continue reading


Wednesday, September 07, 2016

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September 2016 Update

By Marc Lewkowitz

On the eve of the 9th edition of the annual Supima Design Competition, six top designers from six top fashion schools in the U.S. are anxiously waiting for the big show. The capsule collections have been diligently crafted and models have been fitted. Now all that is left for them […] Continue reading


Monday, August 01, 2016

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August 2016 Supply Demand Update

By Marc Lewkowitz

American Pima Export Sales Finishing the Year on a High

The second last full export sales report for U.S. cotton highlighted strong demand for American Pima. While old crop sales only tallied 300 bales in sales, the focus has shifted to sales/shipments in the new crop year with weekly sales […] Continue reading


Monday, August 01, 2016

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August 2016 Update

By Marc Lewkowitz

As we transition into the last month of summer there is much that has happened so far in 2016 with extensive marketing partnerships, a steady influx of new brands using U.S. grown American Pima cotton, a heightened interest in grown and sewn in America and a move to Supima’s new […] Continue reading


Thursday, June 30, 2016

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Celebrating The Life of Wilbur H. Wuertz

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Wilbur H. Wuertz recently passed away at the age of 93.  Born April 10, 1923 in Revillo, South Dakota to Fred and Eunice Wuertz. Wilbur was the second of five children.  His family moved to Coolidge, AZ in 1929 to farm.

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

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Making It In America

By Marc Lewkowitz

The 4th of July holiday means beaches, BBQ’s and fireworks, all meant to celebrate the USA.  For Supima, it’s the perfect time to highlight American-made brands that have a hand in bringing Supima cotton to market.  From the farmers that grow American Pima cotton to the weavers and manufacturers and […] Continue reading


Tuesday, June 07, 2016

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June Update

By Marc Lewkowitz

Supima is hard at work creating demand for this fall’s harvest and would like to showcase some of the important marketing initiatives currently underway. This edition of our monthly newsletter focuses on several marketing initiatives meant to educate consumers on the benefits of the world famous SUPIMA® cotton.

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Monday, June 06, 2016

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June 2016 American Pima Update

By Marc Lewkowitz

Summer is upon us and the temperatures across the growing belt have made their leap into more normal seasonal temperatures. The early spring weather proved to be a bit challenging with cooler temperatures, some isolated rain, wind and even some hail. However, the crop is coming along well with the […] Continue reading


Monday, May 09, 2016

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May 2016 Supply and Demand Update

By Marc Lewkowitz

Demand for American Pima has rebounded from last year through consistent and strong weekly sales. Export sales for American Pima are reported at 470,300 bales as of April 28. This exceeds the export level of 444,600 bales from last year with another 13 weeks to go in this crop year. […] Continue reading


Monday, May 09, 2016

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May Update from Supima’s VP

By Buxton Midyette

Over the years, Supima has worked diligently to develop diverse sources of demand for U.S. grown American Pima cotton. Buyers include top brands across major product categories from home fashion to apparel and include household names like Brooks Brothers and Ralph Lauren.

In this newsletter, we will focus on one […] Continue reading


Friday, April 08, 2016

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April Update

By Marc Lewkowitz

Dear Reader,

Spring has arrived and with it comes the excitement of planting a new American Pima crop along with other less prolific events like the annual ritual of spring cleaning. But this spring, there is something fresh in the air. Supima is re-launching our monthly newsletter featuring a new […] Continue reading


Monday, February 29, 2016

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The Five R’s of Environmental Responsibility: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, & ROT

By Guest

By linking worldwide data on solid waste, population density, and economic status, Jenna R. Jambeck and co-authors writing in the Journal Science estimated that 275 million metric tons of plastic waste were generated worldwide in 192 coastal countries in 2010, with 4.8 to 12.7 million tons entering the ocean (Science […] Continue reading