The Cotton USA Western Hemisphere sourcing fair held in Cancun, Mexico, from June 12 to 14, 2017 to identify business partners for sourcing US cotton products, by the Cotton USA, which promotes US cotton fibre and manufactured cotton products, ended successfully. The Cotton USA event is an industry gathering for the cotton textile supply chain.

The event brought together 11 US mills, 19 retailers/brands from the US, Canada, Latin America, and Europe and 46 apparel manufacturing companies from Colombia, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru. The sourcing fair included a conference session with a panel of experts who addressed “US Cotton Fibre – A Closer Look” and gave a trade policy update.

Following the seminar, the participating US mills and retailers conducted about 750 private meetings in two days with Central American, Mexican and Andean textile and apparel executives to discuss business opportunities.

The US mills that participated in the fair were Antex Knitting Mills, Buhler Quality Yarns, Corp, CAP Yarns, CCW, Cotswold Industries, Contempora Fabrics, Frontier Spinning Mills, Hamrick Mills, Inc., Parkdale, Swisstex Direct, and Zagis US.