Under the banner of COTTON USA, Cotton Council International (CCI) promotes U.S. cotton fiber and manufactured cotton products to more than 50 countries through 20 offices around the world. CCI’s COTTON USA programs generate market opportunity not otherwise feasible for the numerous individual, family and small business entities that comprise the U.S. cotton industry.
COTTON USA growers believe that responsibly grown cotton: uses resources responsibly; optimizes efficiencies; minimizes water, energy, chemical-use, waste and environmental impacts; provides safe and dignified working conditions; and provides social and economic benefits to local communities.
In order to produce cotton, U.S. growers comply with numerous stringent and enforceable federal regulations mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other federal agencies. U.S. producers also utilize the most advanced modern techniques to reduce water, energy and chemical usage per unit of output and to preserve soil and habitats.