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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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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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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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10 Apr | Cotton Telegram: Cotton Industry 2019/20

Positive Outlook Despite Ongoing Risks – Cotton Consumption at Record High  Bremen, 11 April The cotton industry is facing continued uncertainty as a result of the unsolved trade row between the USA and China. Global economic growth is slowing down, while at the same time, demand for cotton is losing momentum. Nevertheless, the International (…)

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21 Mar | Cotton & Water: No Thirsty Plant

World Water Day March on 22nd,  2019 Bremen. There are many reports on the water consumption of cotton that have been in circulation for years but are desperately in need of an update, such as those which say that cotton counts as a thirsty plant. Or even that it takes between 10,000 and 17,000 (…)

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22 Nov | Seminar: INTRODUCTION TO DNA ANALYSIS AND CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS

Thursday, November 29, 9:30-11:00 am in the “Turmsaal” (506) of the Bremen Cotton Exchange With new demands for transparency in the textile supply chain, evidence of the origin and cultivation conditions of cotton is becoming increasingly relevant, especially if it is produced according to specific standards. By means of DNA analysis, it is now (…)

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2 Jul | Jens D. Lukaczik is the New President of the Bremen Cotton Exchange

Bremen, 28th June 2017: At the 144th Ordinary General Assembly, the Board of Directors of the Bremen Cotton Exchange elected Jens D. Lukaczik (52) as its new President. Lukaczik is the Managing Partner of Bremen-based Cargo Control Germany GmbH & Co. KG. The new Vice Presidents are Ernst Grimmelt (51), Managing Partner of Velener (…)

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26 Mar | 34th International Cotton Conference Bremen – Deep Insights into the Multifaceted World of Cotton

Quality, Innovation and Digitalisation are Crucial From the 21st to the 23rd of March, the international cotton industry came together in the historic Bremen Town Hall, under the motto “Cotton Insights”. More than 500 participants from almost 40 countries came to exchange views on the latest trends in the natural raw material as part (…)

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