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 makes strategic investments into Better Cotton projects to propel the Better Cotton Initiative towards its 2020 targets. The Fund identifies, support and invests in innovations, while fostering adoption of the Better Cotton Standard System by governments, trade associations and other entities. Learn more about the Fund.

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BCI’s Field-Level Partners Reach More Than 1.5 Million Farmers

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
Last month the revised Principles and Criteria of the Better Cotton Standard System took effect.... Read More

Making Sustainability Mainstream

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
Brett Matthews from Apparel Insider, a new media platform which offers an alternative take on... Read More


BCI Farmers Stand at the Forefront of Soil Conservation

Soil is one of our planet’s most vital resources. BCI Farmers are implementing innovative practices, in order to not only care for soil health, but also, to give something back to the soil. Zeb Winslow is one of these farmers.... Read More

Helping Farmers Promote Decent Work

All workers have the right to decent work – work that offers fair pay, security and equal opportunities for learning and progression, in an environment where people feel safe, respected, and able to express their concerns or negotiate better conditions.... Read More

WWF, BCI and M&S Cotton India from Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) on Vimeo.

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BCI 2018 Global Cotton Conference: Registration Now Open!

Join us for the BCI 2018 Global Cotton Conference and Members-Only General Assembly on 26 – 28 June 2018 in Brussels, Belgium... Read More

ITMA 2019 Barcelona

BCI is an official Supporting Organisation for ITMA 2019, the world’s largest international textile and garment technology exhibition. The exhibition will take place from 20 – 26 June 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.... Read More

Podcast: Material is Your Business

Daren Abney, BCI Membership Engagement Manager, and Jeff Wilson, Director of Business Value Strategy & Development for Textile Exchange discuss sustainability, business needs, measuring results and the importance of collective efforts. (Episode 008) Listen here...