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Save the Date

21 - 22 June 2023 | Amsterdam & Online

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World Cotton Day 2022

Better Cotton is thrilled to spotlight some of our African partners – from Mozambique, Mali and Egypt - through a series of videos

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Better Cotton
Annual Report
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Better Cotton
Better Cotton

Our mission is to help cotton communities survive and thrive, while protecting and restoring the environment. Because we know the world doesn’t just need cotton, it needs Better Cotton.

Our mission is to help cotton communities survive and thrive, while protecting and restoring the environment. Because we know the world doesn’t just need cotton, it needs Better Cotton.

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What is Better Cotton?

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Better for
Smallholders

...using the knowledge, support and resources we provide to grow cotton - and other crops - more sustainably

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Better for
Farm Workers

...who benefit from improved working conditions and a higher standard of living

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Better for
Farming Communities

...where inequalities are confronted and women become more empowered.

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Better for
large farms

...whose investment in sustainability is recognised, ensuring they can meet buyers’ demands and safeguard their markets.

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Better for
suppliers and manufacturers

...that understand when they meet customer demand for sustainably-sourced products, they grow their businesses.

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Better for
retailers and brands

...who can combine stable, long-term sources of sustainable cotton with doing the right thing (for both people and planet).

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Better for
consumers

...who, from a glance at a logo,
know their clothes are also made with moral fibre.

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Better for
civil society organisations

...that can use our platform to continue the drive for more ethical and more transparent behaviour across the sector.

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Better for
donors

...because all their funding goes straight to the farms and communities where it can have a real impact.

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Better for
governments

...that can draw on our expertise and resources to plot a nationwide path to sustainability

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Better for
the world

...that we all live in and must all take better care of.

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The journey

...to a truly sustainable future continues. There will be no let-up. It’s the only way we can all be part of something better.

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A membership that spans the cotton sector

Join a network of more than 2,400 members around the world

Civil Society

Any not-for-profit organisation that serves the public interest and common good, connected to the cotton supply chain.

Producer Organisations

Any organisation that works with or represents cotton producers, like cotton farmers and farm workers.

Suppliers and Manufacturers

Suppliers and Manufacturers

Any commercial organisation in the supply chain, from the farm gate up to the shop door; from processing, to buying, selling, and financing.

Retailers & Brands

Retailers and
Brands

Any consumer-facing commercial organisation, but especially ones in apparel, home, travel and leisure.

Associate

Associates

Any organisation that doesn’t belong to one of the other categories but is committed to Better Cotton.

Latest

Reports

Annual Report

From the group of visionary organisations that realised cotton needed a sustainable future to one of the world’s leading sustainability initiatives, the Better Cotton story continues. Last year 2.2 million Better Cotton farmers produced 4.7 million tonnes of Better Cotton, or 20% of the world’s cotton production.

Read the 2021 Annual Report and discover how we’re taking the next strides on our mission to a truly sustainable future.

Impact Report

Impact is what we all want to see in sustainability. For us at Better Cotton, it’s why we exist.

Read this report to see the latest field-level data and evaluate how licensed Better Cotton Farmers in five countries performed on environmental, social, and economic criteria. Hear from Retailer and Brand Members about their sustainability sourcing, along with other updates on important initiatives.

Stories from the Field

Towards the Eradication of Pesticide Cocktails in India
Retailer and Brand Field Trip to Şanlıurfa, Turkey
World Cotton Day 2022 Stories
What Does Climate Action Mean to You?
Better Cotton Conference 2022: Highlights
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