Textile Exchange’s Organic Cotton Market Report (OCMR) is a unique analysis of key data and emerging trends in organic cotton production at global, regional, and country levels. Released annually, the report reveals data from the previous harvest season, accompanied by insights from industry insiders into current issues and priorities for the organic cotton sector.
Textile Exchange has collected data and insights on the global production of certified organic cotton for over 15 years and remains the only organization to do so. We believe such information is critical in facilitating growth of the organic cotton sector and therefore also in facilitating progress towards Textile Exchange’s Climate+ goal. The report allows companies to make informed sourcing decisions, discover new sourcing destinations, hear experiences from others in the sector, and address current supply chain challenges.
The latest report revealed that, in 2018/19, 222,134 farmers grew 239,787 metric tons of organic cotton in 19 countries on 418,935 hectares. In addition, 55,833 hectares of cotton-growing land was in-conversion to organic.
Each year, during the preparation of the Organic Cotton Market Report, we interview stakeholders from across the global supply network to seek unique insights from their work in organic cotton. Quotes from the interviews are shared in the report, but you can read the full interviews online in our Insider Series and Membership Spotlight.
Another tool that accompanies the Organic Cotton Market Report is the Organic Cotton Producer Directory, launched by Textile Exchange in 2020. The Directory allows users to search for producers based on specific criteria and contact them directly for more information.
All Textile Exchange members are invited to join us on September 21, 2021, for a 2021 Organic Cotton Market Report webinar overview. Starting with a snapshot of global production and a look at the global priorities for the sector right now, you’ll then be taken on a tour of each organic cotton-producing region to hear directly from our team of experts about region-specific trends outlooks, barriers, and opportunities.
While the Organic Cotton Market Report is publicly accessible for all, the accompanying webinar is for Textile Exchange members only. Find out more about Textile Exchange membership here.
The Organic Cotton Market Report is the only source of global data on organic cotton production. It helps the industry to measure progress towards global goals and supports companies in their decision-making. To help us continue publishing the report as an open-source document, we are looking for partners to support this work. If you are interested in
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