Better Cotton Initiative


Cotton Production and Consumption: A Cry For Sustainability

There is no other commodity grown on the farms of our planet that is more polluting than cotton. Major apparel and textile brands…
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Timberland Agroforestry Project Breaks Cycle of Poverty in Haiti

Timberland and the Smallholder Farmer Alliance's community agroforestry project has put down deep, solid roots in Haiti. Over 2 million trees have been…
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H&M, The World’s Largest Organic Cotton User: Better Enough?

According to the most recent Organic Cotton Market Report 2013, H&M has reemerged number as number one in the annual rankings of organic…

Better Cotton and Ikea Report Shows Less Pesticide and Water Use

The latest report by the Better Cotton Initiative and Ikea shows less pesticide and water use by participating farmers.
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The Better Cotton Initiative: Making Sustainable Cotton Mainstream?

From small-holder farms in the developing world to major brands like Levi Strauss & Co., the Better Cotton Initiative seeks to make sustainable…
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Interview: IKEA Unveils New Sustainability Strategy

Mike Ward, President of IKEA USA gave the keynote address at the 6th Annual Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Conference in Orlando, earlier…

What Does the Future Hold for Genetically Modified Cotton?

Genetic modification promises advancements in sustainability, pest resistance and fibre quality for cotton. But not everyone is convinced by the gene changers’ claims.
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H&M Releases 2012 Sustainability Report

Today H&M released its sustainability report for 2012, outlining the company's progress on textile recycling, water efficiency and organic cotton use.
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Levi’s to Reduce its Water Footprint With Better Cotton Initiative

Jeans from Levi Strauss & Co. just got greener. The company has had its eye on the CSR ball for several years and, having…

Big Retailers Help Organic Cotton Market Surge 20%

A new market report estimates that the global organic cotton market will increase 20 percent in 2011 to an estimated US$6.2 billion value.…