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Cotton Incorporated To Make 2008 Home Fashion Colors Presentation

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Cotton Incorporated will present “An Overview of Colors and Fabrics for the Home in 2008” in conjunction with the special presentation of home furnishings resources set to debut at the Material World New York exhibition, September 26-28, 2006 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Scheduled for Wednesday, September 27 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., the program will be led by Dana Poor, Cotton Incorporated’s Home Product Trend Forecaster. Poor’s presentation will consist of 36 colors, key fabric directions and constructions, new concepts and themes that will impact the home market in the future. An extensive overview of lifestyle trends and consumer attitudes is also included in her presentation. Admission is free to all registered Material World attendees. Seating is based on a first-come, first serve basis so early arrival is recommended. The Cotton Incorporated Home presentation joins the growing line up of home furnishings offerings in store for the September 2006 edition. Expanding the apparel and sourcing resources, Material World New York will put the spotlight on home furnishings with a special showcase of fabric, trim, leather and service resources for upholstery, bed, bath, linen, and other home furnishings members. In addition to their presentation, Cotton Incorporated will also highlight their services to the industry in booth 533. “We’re delighted to add Cotton Incorporated’s home fashion color and trend presentation to our line-up,” says Betty Webb, sales director, Material World New York. “Attendees from the home furnishings industry will have the opportunity to explore the latest offerings from industry leaders, attend forecasting programs like this one and get an inside look at breaking apparel colors, trends, textures and fabrics, which currently influence home furnishing trend directions.” “For several years now, Cotton Incorporated has had a significant presence at Material World Miami Beach as it has been a key industry event for stimulating supply chain partnerships in the Western hemisphere,” adds Mark Kametches, account executive, Global Product Supply Chain Division, Cotton Incorporated. “We now look to Material World NY with anticipation that it will continue to grow and solidify its place as another premier US-based sourcing tradeshow, and we are pleased to present our 2008 Home Fashion Trend Forecast to assist companies in designing cotton products for the next season.” Cotton Incorporated has been providing value-added services for producers, mills, manufacturers and product-specifiers in its efforts to build and support cotton-based textile business both in the U.S. and around the world. Efforts include: agricultural research, marketing information and technical service, fashion forecasting, a television advertising campaign, fashion forecasting and retail promotions. New product ideas, accompanied with Cotton Incorporated’s extensive fashion and product sourcing capability will be featured at Material World. Cotton Incorporated joins a number of domestic and international home furnishings suppliers exhibiting at the Material World New York exhibition. Other Material World product and service highlights include: COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE Material World New York will feature an unrivaled educational conference, including programs hosted by the American Apparel & Footwear Association touching on some of the most important issues impacting today’s sewn product industry ranging from product lifecycle management, port security, customs law and more. A ONE-STOP SHOW PLACE TO SOURCE FABRIC, TRIM AND TRENDS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE In addition to the most comprehensive presentation of US domestic and regional providers from throughout the Americas, Europe and the Caribbean, the fall 2006 edition of Material World New York will also include a strong international exhibitor base of fabric and trimming suppliers as well as garment manufacturers and representatives from around the globe, including China, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Africa, Japan, Bangladesh and many more. Resources include fabric, trim, yarn, components, educational institutions, contractors, manufacturers, technology (CAD, PDM, PLM, web-enabled solutions), full-package providers, publications, services (freight forwarders, financial, color/trend forecasting), associations, and others. The New York edition is expected to attract even more key decision-makers including CEOs, presidents, general managers, manufacturing vice presidents, sourcing executives, product development executives, designers, manufacturers, purchasing agents, marketing executives, branded apparel companies and retailers, including mail order, private label and e-business, importers and others. AUTUMN/WINTER 2007 COLOR AND TREND FORECASTS In addition to product, packaging and sourcing opportunities, the September 2006 event will feature a number of trend pavilions highlighting the color, fabric and trim elements expected to define the fashion direction for Autumn/Winter 2007. In addition, color and trend presentations from leading trend forecasting services and industry experts, including Pantone, The Doneger Group, Promostyl, and Neville Bean, will be a key part of the event. About Material World Produced and managed by Urban Expositions, Material World is an official event of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), that showcases the introductions and innovations from approximately 400 leading companies from around the world in every sector, including fabric, trim, yarn, components, educational institutions, contractors, manufacturers, technology (CAD, PDM, web-enabled solutions), full-package providers, publications, services (freight forwarders, financial, color/trend forecasting), associations and others. For more information please visit www.material-world.com. About Cotton Incorporated Cotton Incorporated, funded by U.S. growers of upland cotton and importers of cotton and cotton textile products, is the research and marketing company representing upland cotton. The Program is designed and operated to improve the demand for and profitability of cotton.

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