During 2012, the number of facilities worldwide certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) increased 11 percent to surpass 3,000, growing from 2,714 facilities in 2011 to 3,016 in 2012, according to new data from the GOTS International Working Group. GOTS is recognized as the leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers […]
OTA has developed a new fact sheet on organic cotton and the environment that is now posted on its website.
The Soil Association in the United Kingdom and the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) have launched the world’s first organic cotton campaign, “Have you cottoned on yet?” The campaign and accompanying website call on the industry to put a halt to the global environmental damage and threats to cotton farmers’ livelihoods caused by conventional cotton […]
In partnership with Cotton Incorporated, OTA will soon begin work on its 2011/2012 Organic Cotton Production Survey. OTA’s goal is to include all domestic growers of organic cotton in the survey. If you know of any U.S. organic cotton growers, please share their names and contact information with Angela Jagiello, OTA’s Associate Director, Conference & […]
The U.S. organic cotton market continues to grow, encouraged by consumer demand, price premiums, and regulatory shifts that will ease marketing restrictions for organic cotton products, according to the 2010 and Preliminary 2011 U.S. Organic Cotton Production & Marketing Trends report conducted by the Organic Trade Association. The survey, produced by OTA with funding by […]
OTA has posted a fact sheet entitled “What are Organic Fiber Products and How Can You Label Them?” on its website as well as an updated “Organic Cotton Facts” fact sheet. These documents can be used as helpful resources for the industry and for the media.
U.S. growers of organic cotton increased plantings of organic cotton acreage by 12 percent in 2010 over that planted in 2009, according to preliminary data collected by the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA) in a survey funded by Cotton Incorporated. Analysis of available data collected by an OTA survey of U.S. organic cotton producers and incorporating […]