In response to a need from the industry, Textile Exchange has begun work on the Responsible Alpaca Standard, in order to verify and identify alpaca fiber produced in farming systems […]
Textile Exchange report highlights concerns with recent increase in adoption of genetically modified (GM) cotton in Africa
According to a new Textile Exchange Pan-Africa Sourcing Working Group white paper, “Cotton in Africa: Sustainability at a Crossroads,“ an increasing number of countries in Africa are choosing to adopt genetically modified (GM) cotton, defined as cotton that has had its genetic material (DNA) altered in a manner that does not occur naturally. However, Africa appears to be of two minds: while seven out of its 54 countries permit GM cotton production, four have opted out. Many other countriesare in the consideration phase.