Cotton Incorporated Releases 2012 Annual Report

Memphis, TN --- Cotton Incorporated’s 2012 Annual Report, themed "Collaborating for Change" is now available online. To view the report, visit

The report offers letters from both Jay Hardwick, Chairman of Cotton Incorporated’s 2012 Board of Directors, and J. Berrye Worsham, Cotton Incorporated’s President and CEO. In Hardwick's letter he says "Over the past year Cotton Incorporated continued its forty-plus year tradition of networking knowledge and expertise to support global cotton businesses, and the cotton industry as a whole." He continues by saying, "Cotton Incorporated meets challenges head-on with a range of innovative promotion and research strategies all designed to help improve the demand for and the profitability of cotton for our stakeholders."

The report features 2012 budget/financial information as well as highlights from each of Cotton Incorporated’s departmental divisions. Also, a listing of Cotton Incorporated’s Board Officers, Directors and Alternates is included.

This marks the fourth year  Cotton Incorporated has prepared a paperless annual report. Going electronic was done in an effort to  save both money and paper. However, if you would prefer to receive a copy of the report in paper or DVD format, please contact Emily Thompson at ethompson [at] cottoninc [dot] com, or 212.413.8316.



About Cotton Incorporated: Cotton Incorporated, funded by U.S. cotton producers and importers of cotton and cotton textile products, conducts worldwide research and promotion activities to increase the demand for and profitability of cotton.

About the Cotton Board: The Cotton Research & Promotion Act established the Cotton Board as a quasi-governmental, non-profit entity to serve as the administrator of the Cotton Research & Promotion Program. Funded by America’s cotton producers and importers through the cotton check-off, the Program’s research and promotion activities are conducted worldwide by Cotton Incorporated, the Cotton Board’s sole-source contracting organization, to increase the demand for and improve the market position of cotton.

The Cotton Research & Promotion Program continues to work in all areas of cotton’s pipeline – from the field to the consumer – to keep cotton the number one fiber choice in the U.S. For more information about the Cotton Board and the innovative activities stemming from the Program, visit