2016 Organic Cotton Market Report Overview

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The OCMR provides an annual deep dive into the global production, consumption, key trends, challenges and opportunities, and inspiring stories in organic cotton from across the sector.

Demand-side

  • Organic is a launching pad to a diverse preferred fiber and materials portfolio.
  • Brand “Organic” is strong. Origins matter and transparency is increasing.
  • Early indication of increased adoption of “Organic Fair Trade”.

Production-side

  • Number of organic cotton farmers and land area increases but production of organic cotton decreases slightly.
  • Moderate growth was experienced in China in response to increasing domestic demand.

Industry Crosscutting Themes

  • Mobilization around integrity. TE is moving to a holistic, multi-pronged approach to improve the quality of compliance and integrity within the supply chain.
  • The Organic Cotton Round Table (OCRT) enters its fifth year. Join us in Hamburg, October 6-7, 2016.

Download the Overview for a snapshot of what is included in the full report.