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16 Sep | Panel Discussion „Five Years of the Partnership of Sustainable Textiles – Quo vadis?“

About 25 guests attended the panel discussion „Five Years of the Partnership of Sustainable Textiles – Quo vadis?“ on August 29, 2019 in the tower hall of the Bremen Cotton Exchange. Moderated by Birte Detjen, Dr Sabine Ferenschild (Südwind Institut), Elke Hortmeyer (Bremen Cotton Exchange), Dr Johannes Merck (Otto Group) und Dr Jürgen Janssen (…)

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10 Sep | Cotton Exchange was of Great Interest on Heritage Day

On Heritage Day, which was celebrated all over Germany on 8th September, there was considerable interest in tours of the historic Kontor house of the Bremen Cotton Exchange. Altogether, more than 150 people took part in the guided tours. The Bremer Touristik-Zentrale (Bremen Tourist Centre) guided five groups of visitors through the heritage protected (…)

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2 Aug | Knowledge Transfer: The Bremen Cotton Exchange at the Academy Fashion & Design

The Bremen Cotton Exchange informed students of the degree course fashion management of the Academy Fashion & Design (AMD) on the significance of the raw material cotton within the textile supply chain. The speech titled “Cotton: natural, renewable, bio-degradable, and versatilely applicable” was held on the premises of the Academy in Düsseldorf on June (…)

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17 Jul | Uncertainty is the New Normal – Cotton Prices Remain Under Pressure

In trade dispute between the United States and China the expectations regarding the trade dispute have moved away from escalation and towards reconciliation. Nevertheless, the consequences of this already year-long exchange of blows are clearly noticeable in the market. The USA and China are among the big players in the international cotton industry. The (…)

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12 Jul | Cotton picking by machine

Almost 1/3 of the cotton produced in the world is mechanically picked. The two most frequently used mechanical picking systems are stripping and spindle. Strippers have rollers or mechanical brushes that remove entire bolls from the plant and carry along with them a lot of plant material i.e. leaves, burs and branches. Spindle pickers (…)

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3 Jul | Modern Fabric Technology Makes it Possible: Elastic Cotton Clothing Made of 100% Cotton

Bremen, July 2nd , 2019. For many years now, polyester and cotton blends have been used to make clothing. In addition, elastane, also known as spandex or Lycra, is used as it emphasises the fit and provides comfort. This could change in the future, as the US research firm Cotton Incorporated, Cary, North Carolina, (…)

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19 Jun | Cotton Gin

 The cotton gin is a machine that removes the seed from the fibre. “Gin” originates from the word engine. Invented by Eli Whitney 225 years ago, it revolutionized the cotton industry. The gin was able to separate more fibre from the seed in a day than usually was separated by hand in several months. (…)

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13 Jun | General Assembly of the Bremen Cotton Exchange: Board Elects New Executive Committee

Bremen June 13, 2019: On June 13, 2019 at its 145th Annual General Meeting, the Board of Directors of the Bremen Cotton Exchange elected the Association’s new Executive Committee. Jens D. Lukaczik (53), Managing Partner of Bremen-based Cargo Control Germany GmbH & Co. KG remains President. Stephanie Silber (39), Managing Director of Otto Stadtlander (…)

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