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Enroll your 2021 crop today in the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol

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Beginning April 1, U.S. cotton growers can enroll their 2021 cotton crop in the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, which aims to set a new standard in more sustainably grown cotton. Existing members will also need to re-enroll their operations to receive the year-over-year data from the Fieldprint calculator that helps track sustainability progress at the farm level. The Trust Protocol ... Read More »

Cotton Trust Protocol hits 300-member enrollment milestone

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The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol has reached the milestone of welcoming more than 300 brand, retailer, mill and manufacturer members since it opened enrollment six months ago. This includes Gap Inc. and its related brands Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta as well as United Kingdom retailers Next Plc. and Byford. The protocol also has welcomed the first U.S. ... Read More »

Louisiana farmer-leader advances national cotton sustainability strategy

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Kellon Lee, a fourth-generation cotton farmer, is advancing sustainability both by implementing conservation practices on his own operation in Louisiana and by promoting grower involvement in sustainability initiatives nationwide. For Lee, the sustainability conversation doesn’t end at the farm gate — it is has opened up a whole new world of possibilities and partnerships. “The world we live in now, ... Read More »

BASF launches e3 Sustainable Cotton Grower Fund

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BASF recently launched the e3 Sustainable Cotton Grower Fund, a unique effort to provide additional economic support for cotton farmers in the e3 Sustainable Cotton program who commit to growing sustainable cotton. Brands, retailers, mills and other cotton fiber value chain companies sourcing e3 Sustainable Cotton will have the opportunity to contribute a monetary amount to the fund. At the ... Read More »

U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol welcomes first Latin American members

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Several Latin America-based companies joined the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, marking a first for that geographic region. They are Central America Spinning Works El Salvador, Cone Mills, Colhilados, Fabricato, Gama Textil, Global Textiles, Grupo Industrial Miro, Grupo Vivatex, Hilanderia de Algodon Peruano, Honduras Spinning Mills, Industrias Cannon de Colombia, Industrias Merlet, Industria Textil del Pacifico, Junior de Mexico (OGGI Jeans), ... Read More »

BASF, PCCA partner to digitize e3 Cotton traceability

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Cotton farmers in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Kansas who are Plains Cotton Cooperative Association members and grow e3 Sustainable Cotton now have access to a fully digitized bale-tracking platform that enables easier and more efficient cotton traceability. With BASF’s e3 Sustainable Cotton program, every stage of the supply chain can be traced back to the exact field where the ... Read More »

Cotton Trust Protocol schedules slate of regional webinars

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The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, which aims to give brands and retailers assurances they need to source U.S. cotton, has announced a new slate of regional-focused webinars from Nov. 9 through the end of 2020. The additional webinars were added following demand during the September and October sessions. Enrollment is now open to all U.S. cotton growers. Starting Nov. 9, ... Read More »