Cotton made in Africa is an initiative by the Aid by Trade Foundation and follows the principles of a Social Business helping people to help themselves by means of trade.
The initiative operates in accordance with sound business methods to improve the conditions of life of a large number of African cotton farmers. The initiatives approach bases on agricultural trainings to further sustainable growing methods and increase farmer’s yields to enable them to improve their condition of life on their own. In cooperation with its partners the initiatives supports educational programs and community projects on a sustainable basis, establishing long-term infrastructure.
Cotton made in Africa has set up a 3rd party verified sustainable verification system, including social, environmental an economic criteria as well as an impact assessment to evaluate sustainable development.
The initiative is building an alliance of international retail companies, which have targeted demand in the global market for sustainably produced cotton. The goal of Cotton made in Africa is to offer a socially and ecologically sustainable raw material which is compatible with the requirements of the mass market.
Learn more: Cotton Made in Africa website
Conformity with Cotton Made in Africa's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following EcoCert and AfriCert
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Last updated: 20 January 2012