As a member of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles initiated by the Federal Government, Cotton made in Africa published its action plan as of July 31. The Action Plan, which has been successfully adopted after an external review, includes an overview of the activities undertaken by Cotton made in Africa in order to improve the living and working conditions of smallholder farmers and to protect our environment. In addition, Cotton made in Africa follows a continious improvement plan. As a result, the action plan also includes new target agreements, which CmiA will implement on the basis of its current work. Cotton made in Africa has published its roadmap before the mandatory publication obligation in the next year in order to report transparently on its goals and its work.
“Cotton made in Africa is a member of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles. With its expertise and expertise in the cotton and textile industry, CmiA supports the goals of the Partnership. In close cooperation with political, economic and civilian actors, the initiative ensures nature protection as well as better working and living conditions for cotton farmers and factory workers in Africa,” emphasizes Tina Stridde, Managing Director of the Aid by Trade Foundation, umbrella organisation of Cotton made in Africa. “As a well-known sustainability standard and the most important label for sustainable cotton from Africa, Cotton made in Africa has the necessary skills to enable internationally operating companies to effectively implement the goals which the Partnership has set up with regard to natural fibers,” adds Stridde. As a recognized standard organization, CmiA is a key contributor to the effectiveness of the Partnership. Numerous partners of the textile alliance such as the Otto Group, the Rewe Group or Tchibo have joined Cotton made in Africa many years ago. They rely on Cotton made in Africa cotton for their products and produce textiles with the Cotton made in Africa label for the world market. Each Cotton made in Africa textile protects nature and supports hundreds of thousands of smallholder farmers as well as thousands of factory workers in the cotton industry in Africa.
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