Rising Cotton Prices Cause Hanes To Turn To Flax

Rising Cotton Prices Cause Hanes To Turn To Flax

The high cost of raw materials leaves clothing manufacturer seeking alternatives.

Emma Hutchings
  • 19 april 2011

Clothing manufacturer HanesBrands Incorporated are looking for alternatives to cotton and developing products made from the crop flax. With soaring cotton prices due to rising demand in China and a ban on cotton export from India, Hanes has signed a deal with Naturally Advanced Technologies (NAT) who will provide them with a substitute fiber.

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