The Better Cotton Initiative exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future, by developing Better Cotton as a sustainable mainstream commodity.

The Better Cotton Growth and Innovation Fund is a global programme designed to support the Better Cotton Initiative in its goals of reaching five million farmers in key cotton-producing countries and have Better Cotton account for 30% of global cotton production. Launched by BCI and its partners in 2016, the Fund identifies, supports and invests in field-level programmes and innovation while fostering adoption of the Better Cotton Standard System by governments and other national entities.  Learn more about the Fund.

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Laying the Foundation for Sustainable Cotton Production in India

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
  In India, the first harvest of Better Cotton took place during the 2010-11 cotton season.... Read More

Learning First-Hand from BCI Farmers in Pakistan: Q&A with BCI’s Communications Coordinator

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
  When BCI staff member Morgan Ferrar from the global communications team visited Pakistan, she... 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

Female Farmer Becomes a Role Model in Pakistani Cotton Community

Female cotton farmers can set a powerful example in their communities, inspiring more women to take on greater responsibilities in their family businesses and inspiring girls to pursue leadership opportunities in their communities.... Read More


2019 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference | 11 - 13 June 2019

Mark your calendar to join BCI in the textile sourcing hub of Shanghai, China on 11-13 June 2019.... Read More

ITMA | 20 – 26 June 2019

BCI is an official Supporting Organisation for ITMA 2019, the world’s largest international textile and garment technology exhibition.... Read More

Calendar of Events 2018-2019

Visit our events page and keep up to date with our latest webinars, workshops and conferences.... Read More