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Mon Jun 9, 2014 06:13 AM CDT

(Dow Jones) -- Cotton is losing its cool.

Apparel makers fed up with years of high cotton prices have been switching to man-made fibers like polyester and rayon. American consumers, having already embraced synthetic fabrics in athletic wear, don't seem overly bothered by the shift.

In 2014, the U.S. is expected to import more clothing made with synthetic materials than cotton for the first time in at least two decades. The switch to synthetics so far hasn't led to an unraveling of cotton prices. On Friday, a pound of cotton cost 84.78 cents on the ICE Futures U.S. exchange, the ...

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