CottonConnect is born from commercial need and years of experience in developing sustainable supply chains. We were created in 2009 by a unique collaboration between C&A, Textile Exchange and Shell Foundation.
Our aim is to deliver a market-driven approach that provides opportunities for retailers and brands, as well as farmers, to simultaneously expand economic opportunity, reduce poverty and protect the environment.
One of Europe's leading clothing retailers and CottonConnect's founding customer partner. C&A's commitment and market expertise in the pilot phase of CottonConnect means that their services are tested and explored against the demands and priorities of the retail and brand world.
Specialising in seeding, incubating and scaling enterprise-based solutions, the Shell Foundation has enabled us to create CottonConnect as dynamic business with a social purpose.
Textile Exchange (formerly Organic Exchange) is the leading resource and network for organic cotton and sustainable textiles worldwide.
CottonConnect is led by a strong management team and a diverse group of people that bring dynamic energy to the company. Together, we combine cotton, market and retail expertise and an understanding of enterprise-based solutions to development challenges. This helps us offer:
- a strong focus on implementation
- a unique on the ground network
- years of combined experience in delivering viable solutions
- global partners and reach
Our business principles (pdf)
Head of Sustainable Business Development at C&A
Business Director at Shell Foundation
Managing Director at Textile Exchange