CNBC’s analytics team compiled a list of the 10 best-performing commodities in the CRB index so far this year, based on the closing prices on March 29, 2011.
As cotton prices surge, companies are trying harder to duplicate the feel of the commodity with cheaper, durable fabrics.
The fabric of our lives may start to feel like burlap.
Apparel makers aren't the only ones stitching together a plan to deal with rising cotton costs. Hotel chains, including some of the world's biggest brands, are looking to pass costs on to customers as soaring commodity prices hit the bottom line.