2017 Organic Cotton Market Report

Rita Luppino

The 2017 Organic Cotton Market Report provides the most up-to-date data on organic cotton fiber production. Key findings in the report include: • Total production for the 18 countries growing organic cotton in 2015-16 was 107,980 MT of organic fiber (4% decrease from last year), with India representing a slimmer majority than ever before (a decline in share from 67% … Read More

2017 Preferred Fiber & Materials Market Report

Rita Luppino

Textile Exchange releases its largest Preferred Fibers & Materials (PFM) Market Report ever—with 95 companies reporting. That represents a 14% increase in participating companies over 2016’s report, and a 76% increase over 2015’s. Key findings in the report include that among the reporting companies: • Organic and other preferred cottons represent 47% of total cotton usage. • Recycled polyester usage … Read More

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