WPS, Parkdale ink deal for logo
May 14, 2001,
WASHINGTON — WestPoint Stevens and Parkdale Mills signed the first agreements to use the Egyptian Cotton Logo at a ceremony here last month.
At the signing, Amin Abaza, chairman of Alcotexa, said that Alcotexa has formed a fibers promotions unit called CottonEgypt to support the logo. Dr. Youssef Boutros-Ghali, minister of economy and foreign trade, also represented the logo at the signing ceremonies.
Application processing is done over a website, CottonEgypt.org, with the applicant required to register a sponsor. The sponsor program is a tracking method that allows Cotton/Egypt to confirm that an applicant has bought Egyptian cotton either as raw cotton, yarns, fabrics or end products, in order to police the logo effectively.