Quick Guide to Organic Cotton

Donna Worley

Quick Guide to Organic Cotton is an overview of the impacts of organic cotton, including frequently asked questions and supporting facts that indicate organic cotton is the best choice for people and planet.

THE LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF ORGANIC COTTON FIBER: SUMMARY OF FINDINGS

Rita Luppino

The goal of this study was to build an up-todate and well-documented Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) for organic cotton fiber (ginned and baled), representative of worldwide global production. In addition, the study provides a full Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) of organic cotton fiber (comprising cultivation and ginning operations) and identifies environmental hotspots. To the effect of achieving these goals … Read More

2016 Preferred Fiber & Materials Benchmark Sector Overview Report

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The results of TE’s 2016 Preferred Fiber and Materials Benchmark Program, detailed in this Sector Report, show companies are setting ambitious targets for uptake of more sustainable raw materials. 61% of participating companies have set targets for switching to a more sustainable source of cotton, three quarters having a specific target for organic. Last year, 71 companies – ranging from adidas to … Read More

2016 Preferred Fiber & Materials Benchmark Sector Report

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The results of TE’s 2016 Preferred Fiber and Materials Benchmark Program, detailed in this Sector Report, show companies are setting ambitious targets for uptake of more sustainable raw materials. 61% of participating companies have set targets for switching to a more sustainable source of cotton, three quarters having a specific target for organic. Last year, 71 companies – ranging from adidas to … Read More

Organic Cotton and Preferred Materials Sector Benchmark Report 2015 Summary

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TE’s new Benchmark Program for Organic Cotton and Preferred Materials (OCPM) provides a benchmark for the sector based on the survey submissions of 57 companies with a combined wealth of over US $500 billion. Confidential, customized Feedback Reports are provided to each participating company and this Sector Benchmark Report provides aggregated results for the wider group of stakeholders to observe … Read More

Life Cycle Assessment of Organic Cotton

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Textile Exchange engaged PE International, a global market leader in sustainability strategic consultancy, to conduct an Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for organic cotton fiber. The study is based on data from producer groups located in the top five countries of organic cotton cultivation; India, China, Turkey, Tanzania and the United States. These countries account for 97% of global organic cotton … Read More

2016 Preferred Fiber and Materials Market Report Overview

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The PFMR offers a snapshot of the wider preferred fiber and materials landscape, with a focus on growth and changes in the industry. Key Messages: Progress is being made through global and multi-stakeholder collaborations. Polyester continues to gain market share, highlighting the need to increase the use of recycled polyester and biobased alternatives. Down and feather product certification is growing. … Read More

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”. … Read More