Rayon Makes a Fashion Comeback With the Help – WSJ.com

Cotton Jan 08, 2011 No Comments

Rising cotton prices are pushing a forgotten retro staple back onto the fashion runway: Rayon

Cotton prices surged 91% in 2010, leaving designers and clothes makers scrambling to find lower-cost alternatives. One of their favorite replacements is rayon, an 80-year-old fabric whose last golden age was in the 1980s, when it was used in everything from Hawaiian shirts to sequined vests.

The largest ingredient in rayon, a base substance known as dissolving wood pulp, is now in huge demand, boosting stocks of companies which historically followed new home starts and newsprint costs.

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Rod Sherkin

Rod is a former senior executive, responsible for Purchasing, for both Pillsbury and Ball Packaging back in the 80’s and 90’s. Since then, he has continued to work in the Purchasing field as both a consultant and founder of the website Propurchaser.com.