Sellars Absorbent Materials has developed a new cotton boom that can be used to soak up oil spills such as in the Gulf of Mexico (Credit: Sellars Absorbent Materials)
UltraTouch Denim Insulation has all the great advantages of jeans themselves: warm, soft, durable and easy to work with (Credit: Bonded Logic)
A boll of cotton matures in the field (Texas AgriLife Research photo by Kathleen Phillips)
The solar coat that can charge cell phones, iPods and MP3 players was designed by Abbey Liebman of Cornell University (Credit: Mark Vorreuter)
Cotton has held an important significance for mankind for thousands of years. Not only are all parts of the cotton plant economically useful, but the multitude of uses and processes it can be put to make it America's number one value-added crop. Over the years we have crushed and extruded and woven cotton into many forms, but even today scientists and entrepreneurs are transforming the way we use cotton; from reducing pollution, insulating homes, and cleaning up oil spills to feeding the hungry. Here's a look at seven new companies being championed for their sustainability by Cotton Incorporated.
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