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The true potential of organic cotton

The true potential of organic cotton: The crop with far-reaching benefits for people and planet A prosperous organic cotton sector benefits everyone—from farmer to consumer. To realize the sector’s potential, we need to bring about the conditions that will allow the crop that safeguards the environment and enhances farmer livelihoods to...

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The true potential of organic cotton

The true potential of organic cotton: The crop with far-reaching benefits for people and planet A prosperous organic cotton sector benefits everyone—from farmer to consumer. To realize the sector’s potential, we need to bring about the conditions that will allow the crop that safeguards the environment and enhances farmer livelihoods to...

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OCA Publishes Annual Report 2016

It is a great pleasure to present to you the first annual report of the OCA Foundation. We can look back on a year full of key milestones for OCA: setting up the foundation, growing our partner base, and taking the crucial step from analysis...

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Article: Organic Cotton’s Threshold Moment

Organic Cotton’s Threshold Moment - Revitalizing a global partnership to address the organic cotton sector’s four challenges    Executive summary The organic cotton sector stands at a crossroads. The crop can become a cornerstone of apparel brands’ sustainability and sustainable cotton portfolios, meeting a growing market demand...

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Tchibo, PAN UK and Pratibha Syntex Ltd join OCA

Tchibo, PAN UK and Pratibha Syntex Ltd join OCA A group of frontrunners joined forces in the Organic Cotton Accelerator (OCA) to tackle the challenges the organic cotton sector is facing. C&A, H&M, Inditex, EILEEN FISHER, Kering, Textile Exchange, Cotton Connect and the C&A Foundation committed...

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OCA Article: “Spinning it around”

Executive summary As the fashion industry is increasingly sourcing more sustainable cotton, worldwide organic cotton production systems should be capable of meeting future demand. In India however, contributing to around two-thirds of global production, farmers are moving away from producing organic cotton. On average, low yields due...

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