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 and Blog

Highlights from the 2019 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
Over 300 representatives from across the cotton supply chain – from farmers to retailers and... Read More

Evidensia: The New Evidence Website Informing Action for a Sustainable Future

Thursday, July 4th, 2019
  ISEAL, WWF and Rainforest Alliance have developed a new website, Evidensia, which brings... Read More

Fashion for Climate Action

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
  BCI is proud to announce that we have joined the United Nations Framework Convention on... 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

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

BCI Field Trip 2019

Join BCI in China, India, Pakistan, Turkey or the USA and visit cotton farms, gins, spinning mills and other actors at the source of cotton production.... Read More