2016 Organic Cotton Market Report Overview


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.


  • 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”.


  • 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.