Organic Fair Trade Cotton (OFT)

Organic Fair Trade Cotton is cotton that is certified to both Fair Trade and organic standards at the farm, and certified to either the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) or Textile Exchange’s Organic Content Standard (OCS) through the supply chain. Fair Trade standards require farmers to organize in democratic producer organizations, while organic farm standards ensure that the cotton is grown within a rotation system that builds soil fertility, protects biodiversity, and is grown without the use of any synthetic chemicals or Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs.) Note not all counties are entitled to Fair Trade certification, instead it is up to the seller and buyer to agree upon a fair price and responsible terms of trade.