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Quenching Cotton?s Thirst

A 2015 U.N. report predicts that the world is on track to face a 40 percent shortage of fresh (including drinkable) water in the next 15 years. If current usage habits don't change, the world will have only 60 percent of the water it needs in 2030.Seventy percent of the earth's f...

Race to Accelerate Global Organic Cotton

Only 1 percent of all cotton produced in the world is organic. Despite the increasing demand from textile and apparel industries, production of organic cotton is on the decline and poses a tremendous risk to both the environment and the future of sustainably-produced fabrics.Fort...

The Challenges to Expanding Organic Cotton

We all know that buying organic is good for the environment. The benefits are multitude: less harmful pesticides and insecticides in the environment, lower water use, and, if done properly, improved topsoil. That being said, some products provide even greater benefits if planted...

The Low-Down On Sustainable Cotton

Cotton as a fiber is plant-based and as such is more sustainable than synthetic fibres. It is renewable and supports about 250 million people globally. Worn around the world, over 25 million tons of cotton are produced every year in around 85 countries.Cotton is approximately 55...

Cotton fibres at work

This cash crop is indispensable to the apparel industry and the economies of entire countries. However, its environmental and social impact can be huge. C&A Foundation is partnering with the new media company Triple Pundit to bring readers a series on cotton. Thought-provoking a...

Only the humble improve

The Stanford Social Innovation Review blog recently featured C&A Foundation's report on its Sustainable Supplier Program (SSP). The report was called 'honest' and the foundation 'humble' a growing but still tiny group of non-profits that appraise their own work in public. The fo...