With floods in Australia and unrest in Egypt the price increases in cotton recently felt due to unseasonal heavy rains in India, are unlikely to be a short-lived phenomenum. It is becoming increasingly difficult to predict price rises and although we, at Tinsmiths, are doing our best to keep them down, recent increases have been unavoidable. Find out more about the global situation from the Guardian’s recent article by Simon Godley and Zoe Wood.