CottonConnect is a pioneering company with a social purpose, delivering business benefits to retailers and brands by creating more sustainable cotton supply chains
What we do: the five steps
By 2015 we aim to increase the land under more sustainable cotton cultivation practices by:
By 2015 we aim to aid the supply chain in the production of more sustainable fibre for:
As World Water Week kicks off in Stockholm, 31st August to 5th September 2014, CottonConnect warns that more support is needed for smallholder cotton farmers as they grapple with the effects of water scarcity, which could put the global cotton industry at serious risk. 'More Crop Per Drop - Water Report on the Cotton Industry' focus on working with smallholder farmers to increase yield and maximise water efficiency. Read more.
Industry leaders from the Indian organic cotton sector agreed it was ‘time for action’ when they met for an inaugural Organic Cotton Roundtable in Indore on 19-20 March. Read more.
This February, Stephen Cawley, Head of Sustainability, and members of the Indian cotton-buying team at John Lewis Partnership, were joined by Alison Ward, CEO of CottonConnect, on a visit to some of the local smallholder farmers in India that are involved in a joint three-year farmer training programme. Read more.
Head of Sustainable Business Development at C&A