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Utilising Technology to Overcome Cotton Growing Challenges: Q&A with Cotton Australia

Published Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Cotton growers producing cotton in line with the Australian cotton industry’s myBMP programme have been able to sell their cotton as Better Cotton since 2014, when BCI recognised myBMP as an equivalent sustainability standard. By 2018, Better Cotton represented 22% of Australia’s cotton lint. Here, Brooke Summers, Supply Chain Consultant...read more




Improving Cotton Farmers’ Knowledge and Skills in India: Q&A with Lupin Foundation

Published Friday, May 24th, 2019

Lupin Foundation has been a Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) field-level partner – Implementing Partner – since 2017. In the 2017-18 cotton season, the foundation began training 12,000 cotton farmers on more sustainable farming practices in line with the Better Cotton Principles and Criteria. Within one year, Lupin Foundation has rapidly...read more




Reducing Fashion’s Environmental Footprint: Q&A with Levi Strauss & Co.

Published Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Levi Strauss & Co. is a founding member of the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), having joined the initiative in 2010. As BCI celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, we caught up with Michael Kobori, Vice President of Sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co., to discuss the fashion industry’s shifting attitude toward cotton production and...read more




Protecting and Enhancing Biodiversity in Cotton Farming

Published Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Earth Day 2019 encourages us all to ‘Protect Our Species’ and reduce our impact on the planet. From using pesticides derived from ingredients found in nature, to undertaking biodiversity mapping, BCI Farmers are taking multiple approaches to protecting and enhancing the natural environment, while producing cotton in a sustainable way. What...read more




Getting a New Sustainability Standard off the Ground: Q&A with BCI’s Founding CEO

Published Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

BCI’s Founding CEO, Lise Melvin, worked with a dedicated team for seven years to transform the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) from an idea into a reality. Having worked in sustainable development for many years, she saw the cotton sector as a new challenge and joined BCI in 2006, three years before it officially launched in 2009. To mark...read more




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