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 .


✪ Social media linkages.

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

✪ Organic Cotton and Water Infographics.

✪ Organic Cotton Presentation (Teaching aid for children).



aboutorganiccotton.org logo

aboutorganiccotton.org is a resource space dedicated to spreading the word about organic cotton. The site aims to inform, inspire and equip consumers and retailers with the most credible, up-to-date information available on organic cotton production – from how it’s made and where it’s produced to the importance of certification and its benefits to farmers and the environment. This information is delivered using simple language, yet is backed by reliable, referenced data so that it can be easily followed up and re-used by site visitors.

Textile Exchange

aboutorganiccotton.org is an initiative by Textile Exchange (formerly known as Organic Exchange), a non-profit organization incorporated in 2002. We operate internationally and are committed to the responsible expansion of textile sustainability across the global textile value chain. Textile Exchange is headquartered in the USA with staff and ambassadors located in ten countries.

Vision & Mission

Vision – We envision a global textile industry that protects and restores the environment and enhances lives.

Mission – Textile Exchange inspires and equips people to accelerate sustainable practices in the textile value chain. We focus on minimizing the harmful impacts and maximizing the positive effects of the global textile industry.

What Textile Exchange Does

  • Convene, inform and build capacity in our membership base and across the industry.
  • Advocate product and industry integrity.
  • Help bring positive innovations to scale.
  • Specialize in the organic cotton value chain.
  • Improve organic farmers’ visibility, access to stable markets, and better develop business capabilities through education.
  • Create partnerships that accelerate sustainable practices across the global textile industry.