how to become a licensee
CCI can issue a no-cost license to a manufacturer, retailer or brand that meets the following criteria:
- The product line must be first quality and 100 percent cotton (exclusive of nominal non-cotton reinforcement, elastic or decoration).
- The product line must contain at least 50 percent U.S.-grown cotton.
- Marketing efforts for products bearing the COTTON USA Mark should be outside the NAFTA countries (U.S., Canada and Mexico), Central America or the Caribbean.
- The manufacturer should have a solid corporate reputation and market quality brands retailed at mid-market price points and higher.
One way to ensure that your products will automatically qualify is to source 100 percent cotton yarn, fabrics and finished products from the United States. Use the COTTON USA Product and Licensees Directory to find a source for 100 percent cotton products (many of whom are already licensed to use the COTTON USA Mark.) To contact CCI, e-mail or call any of our offices or representatives.