WHAT’S NEW

Congratulations patagonia for 20 years of organic cotton!
Read how a brave decision in 1996 transformed a company and showed the rest of us what’s possible .

COMING SOON!!

✪ Social media linkages.

✪ How Organic Cotton achieves the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

✪ Organic Cotton and Water Infographics.

✪ Organic Cotton Presentation (Teaching aid for children).

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PRODUCTION 2015

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After seeing a 10 percent rise in production of organic cotton last year, 2014/15 saw a slight downturn of 3.8 percent. However, production looks set to increase again in 2017/18 when a number of in-conversion programs in India reach certification. In total there are currently 19 countries growing organic cotton, though the top five growing countries (India, China, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan and USA) account for more than 92% of production. India alone accounts for 67%.

Organic Cotton Production Map EN

MANUFACTURING 2015

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OCS & GOTS facilities growth 2014-15

We are also seeing an increase of organic cotton through manufacturing. More factories are complying to organic standards than ever before.

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BRANDS  2015

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brands with organic cotton targets*
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$15.7b

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2014-15 

(Note: * based on 2014 Textile Exchange PFM Benchmark data, 2015 figures will be updated upon release)

According to a recent market survey for brands selling organic cotton, the following companies came out as the top supporters. The tables below show the Top 10 Brands by Volume, Top 10 Brands by Growth (since previous year), Top 10 Users of Organic Fair Trade (OFT), the 100% Club (featuring the brands that have committed to using 100% certified organic cotton) and the Race-To-The-Top (listing the top companies that are in the process of converting their cotton usage to organic).

AOC Leaderboard 2015 EN

WHAT YOU CAN DO

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Choose Organic Cotton

Next time you shop for cotton products – choose organic.

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Check For Certification

Make sure your organic cotton product is certified by checking the label.

Talk about organic cotton

Spread The Word

Talk about organic cotton to your family and friends – in person or on social media.

Ask shops for organic cotton

Ask For Organic Cotton

Tell your favorite brands that you want to see more organic cotton in their products.