This year, BCI celebrates its 10th anniversary! Take a journey through our first decade and the milestones that enabled BCI to evolve into the global initiative it is today. Ten Years of Transformation.

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is the largest cotton sustainability programme in the world. Together with our partners we provide training on more sustainable farming practices to more than two million cotton farmers in 21 countries. In the 2017-18 cotton season, licensed BCI Farmers produced more than five million metric tonnes of ‘Better Cotton’ – that accounts for around 19% of global cotton production! Find out more about our work and how we are progressing towards our 2020 targets in our 2018 Annual Report.



News and Blog

BCI Retailer and Brand Members Increase Sustainable Sourcing Efforts

Thursday, December 12th, 2019
In 2019, BCI Retailer and Brand Members are on track to source more than 1.3 million metric... Read More

Sustainable Cotton and Coffee Standards Seek to Align Impact Measurement and Reporting

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
  There are many sustainability standards and public-sector initiatives that promote and drive... Read More

New Global Challenge Launched to Find Innovative Solutions to Sustainable Cotton Farming Challenges

Monday, December 2nd, 2019
  Join the webinar on Wednesday 18 December to find out more. Register here. The Better... Read More


Towards Women’s Economic Empowerment in Mali: One Woman’s Journey to Improve the Lives of Rural Women

Tata Djire has always been fascinated by cotton farming and rural life, and she wanted to make a difference from an early age. She has spent her career supporting smallholder farmers and women.... Read More

How a Cotton Farmer Defied the Odds to Embrace Natural Farming Methods

BCI Farmer Vinodbhai Patel uses only natural fertilisers and pesticides (using raw materials sourced from nature) to produce cotton. He now trains other BCI Farmers in his community and advises on best practice. Meet Vinodbhai.... Read More


Become a BCI Member

BCI is a truly joint effort and more than 1,600 member organisations spanning the global cotton supply chain, from civil society and farmer organisations to retailers and brands, support our goal to transform the cotton sector.... Read More

Save the Date: 2020 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference

Join BCI and partners in Lisbon, Portugal on 9-11 June 2020, where the entire sector will come together to shape a more sustainable future for cotton.... Read More