Cotton Incorporated Celebrates 10th Anniversary Of Mexico Office

Cotton Incorporated is celebrating
the tenth anniversary of its Mexico City office, the first office of its kind for the cotton
industry, servicing textile mills and manufacturers in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean Basin
and South America.

To celebrate a decade of accomplishments, the Mexico City office will be hosting noted Latin
American textile industry members at the Franz Mayer Museum on November 16, 2005, by invitation
only, for cocktails, dinner and a presentation of fabric developments by Cotton Incorporated.
Representing Cotton Incorporated will be: Dean Turner, senior vice president, global product
marketing; Mike Tyndall, senior director, Latin America & Europe; and Jaime Flores, director
Mexico. Among the honored guests attending are: Larry Rubin, president, American Chamber of
Commerce; Moises Alfie, president, Diesel, Mexico; Luis Camarillo, president, Levi’s, Latin
America; Camilo Maurer, purchasing director, Wal-Mart, Mexico; Rosendo Valles, president, Textile
Chamber, Mexico; and Adolfo Kalach, vice president, Manufacturas Kaltex.

The Mexico City office has been instrumental in establishing relationships with key textile
mills in the region during the last ten years. The office currently offers a variety of services
ranging from fiber economics, fiber quality, fiber processing, dyeing and finishing, fabric
development and apparel and home fashion trend forecasting.

Additionally, the office hosts a complete
COTTONWORKS™ Fabric Library, showcasing cotton fabrics from more than 300 mills,
knitters and converters. The library serves as a one-stop resource for retailers, designers and

Says Berrye Worsham, president and CEO, Cotton Incorporated, “When we began operation of the
Mexico City office in November of 1995, it was because we recognized that we needed a presence in
the very crucial Mexican, Central American and South American markets to ensure the future success
of the international cotton textile industry. We have forged partnerships with many of the mills
and have introduced new technology to them, which in turn has helped them to grow and thrive. We
look forward to a continued and mutually beneficial relationship with our friends in Mexico and the
neighboring regions.”

Jaime Flores, director, Mexico, Cotton Incorporated, comments, “The future finds great and
challenging opportunities. The Mexico City office acts as a protagonist in the development of a
strong cotton business in Latin America. Our objectives are clear. We will enhance key business
strategies among cotton mills and apparel manufacturers for the adoption of new technologies,
develop new products and promote cotton products. We want to keep cotton as the first choice of the

The Mexico City office has initiated new services in the last ten years, including
specialized training to over 600 technicians at four Cotton Technical Conferences (COTTECH,) and
the Cotton Forum attended by over 500 industry members. The office has assisted seven major Mexican
textile mills with the EFS® system to maintain a higher level of bale management. In addition, the
Mexico City office has been integral in making the Cotton Incorporated seal recognized by 70% of
the Mexican population and holds over 165 Seal of Cotton licenses.

Cotton Incorporated, in conjunction with Cotton Council International, participates in key
textile shows, with participation in Fashion Week, Intermoda, Mexico Textil and Exintex in Mexico;
Colombiatex in Columbia; and Apparel Sourcing in Central America. In addition, Cotton Incorporated
presents over 50 fashion trend presentations per year in Spanish to the top textile and
manufacturing companies in Mexico and Latin America with a ten year attendance total of over 2,500

Press Release Courtesy of Cotton Incorporated

November 2005