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Better Cotton Pilot Project Launches in Egypt

Announcements Thursday, March 7th, 2019

The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) has launched a multi-stakeholder pilot project in Egypt, to train cotton farmers on the Better Cotton Initiative’s holistic approach to sustainable cotton production. The pilot comes as part of a renewed drive in the country to...

Record Level of Better Cotton Uptake Sends Clear Signal to the Market

Announcements Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

In 2018, the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) experienced a historic level of uptakeas 93 Retailer and Brand Members sourced more than one million metric tonnes of Better Cotton – that’s enough cotton to make approximately 1.5 billion pairs of jeans.

Better Cotton uptake increased 45% on...

2019 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference: Speakers and Sessions Announced

Announcements Thursday, February 28th, 2019

The 2019 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference will bring the entire sector together on 12 – 13 June, to shape a more sustainable future for cotton. Join industry leaders and experts in Shanghai for an interactive opportunity to explore topics at field level, in the supply chain and in...

Get up to Speed with Key Better Cotton Assurance Programme Updates

Announcements Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

The Better Cotton Assurance Programme is a key component of the Better Cotton Standard System. It involves farmers participating in a continuous cycle of learning and improvement, and it forms the central mechanism for assessing whether farmers can grow and sell Better Cotton.

The Better...

What Does 2019 Have in Store For BCI? A Message from CEO Alan McClay

Announcements Monday, February 4th, 2019

This year, the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) turns 10 years old.

In this short amount of time, BCI has experienced exceptional growth. Today, the Initiative has more than 1,400 members and works with 60 field-level partners, to reach and train 1.6 million cotton farmers in 23 countries...

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