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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News

Nine Sustainability Initiatives Collaborate to Tackle Highly Toxic Pesticides

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
Today, a coalition of nine sustainability initiatives and standards launched a new ‘Pesticides... Read More

Better Cotton Pilot Project Launches in Egypt

Thursday, March 7th, 2019
  The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) has launched a... Read More

Stories

How BCI Decent Work Training Influenced a Farmer in Pakistan to Send His Son Back to School

When Jam Muhammad Saleem's eldest son turned 12, he saw no choice but for him to leave school to work alongside him and his wife to tend their farm. But just a year later, his outlook changed completely.... 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

Participation

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