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BCI Farmers Achieve a Reduction in Water and Pesticide Use while Increasing Yields and Profits

Announcements Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

BCI Farmers Demonstrate the Benefits of Implementing more Sustainable Farming Practices

In the 2017-18 cotton season*, the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and its on-the-ground partners provided training on more sustainable farming practices to more than two million cotton farmers in 21...

BCI’s Membership Grows as New Organisations Support More Sustainable Cotton Farming

Announcements Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

In the first half of 2019, the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) welcomed 200 new members across its membership categories. BCI works with members across the cotton supply chain to ensure there is continuous demand and supply of Better Cotton – cotton produced by licensed BCI Farmers in line...

Which Cotton Merchants and Mills Are Sourcing the Largest Volumes of ‘Better Cotton’?

Announcements Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

As demand for Better Cotton – cotton grown by licensed BCI Farmers in line with the Better Cotton Principles and Criteria – increases, more and more organisations throughout the cotton supply chain are joining the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and supporting increased uptake of Better...

Join BCI at World Cotton Day | Registration Closes on 20 September 2019

Announcements Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) will host the launch of World Cotton Day on 7 October 2019 at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

World Cotton Day will celebrate cotton, from its qualities as a natural fibre to the benefits people obtain from its production, transformation, trade and...

Welcoming Marc Lewkowitz as BCI’s New Council Chair

Announcements Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

We are delighted to announce that Marc Lewkowitz has been elected as the new Chairperson of the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) Council.

Marc Lewkowitz is President and CEO of Supima, the promotional and marketing organisation for American Pima cotton growers. He began his career in 1990,...

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

Announcements Thursday, July 4th, 2019

ISEAL, WWF and Rainforest Alliance have developed a new website, Evidensia, which brings together credible research into the effects and impact of sustainability initiatives to enable more informed decisions.

Credible evidence underpins decision-making and supports businesses and governments...

Fashion for Climate Action

Announcements Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

BCI is proud to announce that we have joined the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Fashion for Global Climate Action initiative as a signatory to the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.

The Fashion for Global Climate Action initiative calls on the fashion...

Which Global Brands Are Leaders in Sustainable Cotton Sourcing?

Announcements Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

The Better Cotton Initiative’s (BCI) Retailer and Brand Members are forging the way for more sustainable cotton production by integrating Better Cotton into their raw material sourcing strategies and driving demand for more sustainable practices worldwide.

In 2018, 92 BCI Retailer and Brand...

The High Conservation Value Network and the Better Cotton Initiative Enter a Reciprocal Partnership Agreement

Announcements Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

We are pleased to welcome the High Conservation Value (HCV) Network as our newest BCI Member. Earlier this month, we entered into a reciprocal agreement, meaning that the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is also a member of the HCV Network.

During the revision of BCI’s Better Cotton Principles...

Sustainable Cotton Production Reaches New Levels as Two Million Farmers Receive Training on Improved Farming Practices

Announcements Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Today, the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) revealed in its 2018 Annual Report that Better Cotton – cotton produced in line with the initiative’s Better Cotton Principles and Criteria – now accounts for 19% of global cotton production*.

In the 2017-18 cotton season, together with our 69...

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