As the second largest producer and the largest consumer of cotton in the world, China has a huge potential to influence growth of the organic cotton sector globally. With its inherent sustainable water management and socio-economic benefits to farmers, organic cotton represents an important opportunity for China.
Textile Exchange and CottonConnect would like to sincerely thank all those who joined us for the first co-organized regional Organic Cotton Round Table (rOCRT) in China on the March 14, 2019.
Responding to industry demand, CottonConnect and Textile Exchange brought together leading industry professionals during the Intertextile Shanghai Apparel and Fabrics Exhibition for an event specifically focused on organic cotton demand and supply in China.
The event was organized as a platform to share knowledge to support participants’ strategies to grow organic cotton in China, and as a launching pad for the community to take action. With active engagement of over 45 participants from government, initiatives, farmers, suppliers and (local and international) brands alike, we believe that this inaugural rOCRT China was a success in cross sector pollination of challenges and opportunities.
Much was discussed during the rOCRT-China, and the following action points were identified:
We will endeavour to work with the sector to take some of these action forward. If you have an interest in joining us in this journey, please contact Evonne@TextileExchange.org.
To provide background and explore the challenges and opportunities of the Chinese organic cotton market.