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The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles and Cotton 2040 have now launched a German version of the CottonUP guide to sourcing sustainable cotton in support of the Partnership’s aim to use at least 35% sustainable cotton by 2020, with 10% of the total volume being organic cotton.

The Guide is a practical resource to inform and guide business leaders and sourcing teams on the issues, benefits and options for sourcing more sustainable cotton, with the aim of enabling them to fast track their cotton sourcing strategies across multiple standards. It is part of Cotton 2040, a multi-stakeholder initiative to significantly increase the use of sustainable cotton internationally.

The CottonUP guide highlights the business case and main sourcing options for sustainable cotton, provides guidance on creating a sourcing strategy and working with suppliers, and shares case studies from companies that have already woven sustainability into their sourcing.

Cotton 2040, unterstützt durch das Forum for the Future und die C&A Foundation, bringt führende Unternehmen wie M&S, Target und Aditya Birla Fashion Retail Ltd; Cotton UPIndustriestandards wie Better Cotton Initiative und Cotton made in Africa (CmiA), Bio-Standards (repräsentiert durch Textile Exchange), Fairtrade, Initiativen wie CottonConnect, IDH – sustainable trade initiative, Cotton Australia, Proudly made in Africa und Organic Cotton Accelerator, sowie das Centre for Sustainable Fashion am London College of Fashion zusammen.

Additionally, the How to go organic Einkaufsleitfaden Bio-Baumwolle für Unternehmen.



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