Conventional supermarkets might not seem quite the right venue for apparel or home goods made from organic cotton, but don't be fooled: The global market for this crop topped $1 billion in 2006, and estimates project a tripling of that amount by the end of next year, according to the latest annual report from Berkeley, Calif.-based Organic Exchange. A lot of the activity is occurring in the United States, where Wal-Mart Stores emerged as the No. 1 company using organic cotton; Nike and ...

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