Join Better Cotton’s Alia Malik, Senior Director of Data and Traceability, and other guest speakers on Wednesday 25 May for ‘Cotton’s Hidden Voices’, hosted by University of Leeds. The event will explore the complex, challenging and globally important history, production and consumption of cotton.

From field to fabric: cotton goes through a complex production process and is touched by many different hands in the supply chain before it can be transformed into the clothes you wear.

Join us to explore the environmental and social challenges of cotton production, and the complexity and diversity of cotton farming, which underpins the fashion industry. We’ll shine a light on some of the common sustainability challenges we hear about the fashion industry, before looking at the importance of cotton for farmers and their families. We’ll share insights from workers in the global supply chain, and examine what responsible consumption looks like for Western consumers, alongside the demands of fast fashion.

Speakers: Dr Mark Sumner (University of Leeds), Alia Malik (Better Cotton), Allan Williams (Cotton Research and Development Corporation – Australian Cotton)

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