I read a recent article about challenges about sustainable cotton sourcing, which raises a good point about the need for sustainable sourcing. With commodity purchases, Companies can play a great role in helping suppliers meet the growing demands in more sustainable wa. There are growing number of organizations which are taking leads on this. For example Better cotton initiative (BCI), is a non profit to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future. BCI aims to transform cotton production worldwide by developing Better Cotton as a sustainable mainstream commodity.
At present 5-6 % of cotton produced globally is from sustainable sources. Some of the trends in sustainable sourcing for cotton