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Cotton Incorporated Offers CDs Cosponsors Cotton Days

Cotton Incorporated Offers CDs, Cosponsors Cotton DaysCotton Incorporateds New York City-based Consumer Marketing Division has launched an interactive series of educational programs covering knitting, weaving, and dyeing and finishing processes. The five programs, available on CD-ROM, are funded in part by the Importer Support Program of the Cotton Board.

Cotton Incorporateds The Art of Knitting is part of a series of interactive educational programs covering textile basics. Developed for sourcing professionals, the series illustrates the transformation of raw cotton to fabric. Presentations include actual manufacturing operations, 3-D animations, technical illustrations and a glossary of terms. The first two programs, The Art of Knitting and The Science of Dyeing and Finishing, are now available. The Art of Weaving, Color Science and The Art of Printing will be introduced later this year and in early 2004.In other news, Cotton Incorporated and the Washington-based Cotton Council International (CCI) joined forces to sponsor Cotton Days, a week of celebrations in Osaka, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; and Taipei, Taiwan, designed to promote US cotton and Cotton USA licensee textile products in Asia.The event first took place in 1995 in Japan with support from the Japan Spinners Association. That first Cotton Day promoted Japanese cotton textiles and celebrated casual Fridays in the corporate workplace. Cotton Incorporated and CCI later expanded the celebrations, bringing Cotton Day to Taiwan in 2001 and to Seoul in 2002. July 2003