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Organic Trade Association Publishes Organic Fiber Directory


GREENFIELD, MA (March 23, 2000). The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is publishing the

Organic Fiber Directory as a comprehensive resource for locating sources of, and products containing, organic fiber.

An updated and expanded edition of OTA’s Organic Cotton Directory published in 1998, the Organic Fiber Directory lists companies handling organic cotton, flax, hemp, and wool. This latest directory contains listings and contact information for organic fiber growers, brokers, mills, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers. As such, the specialized directory is seen as a vital networking tool for the growing organic fiber industry, and complements The Organic Pages: North American Resource Directory also published by OTA.

The more than 150 companies listed in the Organic Fiber Directory offer a complete range of organic fiber products for men, women, and children, including apparel, sportswear, undergarments, sleep wear, personal care items, diapers, bed and bath linens, toys, and more.

The apparel and textile industries’ use of organic cotton continues to stimulate demand for organic cotton both in the United States and overseas. In 1999, U.S. farmers planted approximately 16,413 acres of organic cotton—a 75 percent increase over 1998. In addition, organic cotton was grown in seven of the 17 states where conventional cotton is grown.

Non-OTA members can order a copy of the Organic Fiber Directory for US $25 plus $3 shipping and handling (Massachusetts residents must add $1.25 sales tax). The OTA member price is US $15, plus $3 shipping and handling (Massachusetts residents add $0.75 sales tax). Those outside the United States and Canada must pay international shipping and handling costs of $6 per directory.

Orders can be placed by phone (413-774-7511, ext. 12), fax (413-774-6432), or e-mail ( OTA’s publication list is also available on OTA’s web site (

The Organic Trade Association is the business association representing the organic agriculture industry in North America. Its more than 1,100 members include growers, shippers, processors, certifiers, farmers' associations, distributors, importers, exporters, consultants, retailers and others. Founded in 1985, OTA encourages global sustainability through promoting and protecting the growth of diverse organic trade. The directory was a project of OTA’s Fiber Council (OFC), a sector group focusing on organic fiber. OFC includes organic farmers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and others involved in the organic fiber industry.

March 23, 2000

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