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NOVEMBER 17 - 19, 2020
#hygienix20 @HygienixNow
Principles of Sustainability & Elder Care
Thursday, November 19
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

LESS OUCH, MORE AHHH – Cotton Applies Hard Science to Sensitive Skin

Everyone wants their clothes and personal care products to be comfortable and safe against their skin. For the millions of people with sensitive skin, choosing non-irritating fibers is even more critical. That’s why Cotton Incorporated set out to clinically evaluate and determine if cotton—either natural or purified—causes a reaction on any type of skin. This talk will be a report on the clinical testing of individuals with sensitive as well as those who do not to scientifically demonstrate the natural, hypoallergenic properties of cotton. 


» Janet O'Regan

Director, Nonwovens Marketing, Cotton Incorporated


Jan O'Regan is Director, Nonwovens Marketing for Cotton Incorporated. In this capacity she works to uncover new opportunities for cotton to bring value in to the nonwovens industry. The work includes leading efforts in strategic planning, technical and market project management and sharing ideas and results with the global supply chain.

Jan's professional experience is strong in nonwovens. She has spent over three decades in this industry in a variety of assignments including sales, marketing, strategic planning and business management. Market responsibilities included consumer and industrial markets on regional, national and global teams. Over the past ten years, she has had the opportunity to apply these broad experiences to new markets for cotton in nontraditional applications.

Jan earned a BS in Textiles and Business, summa cum laud from Penn State and an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business. Since then she has continued to learn through executive education programs at Northwestern University.