Your Collaboration With Cotton made in Africa
With Cotton made in Africa, you can help to enshrine sustainability in the textile supply chain.
Step One: Signing the Contract
You sign a partnership agreement with ATAKORA Fördergesellschaft GmbH – the marketing company of the Aid by Trade Foundation – and pay an annual partnership fee. Then you gain the right to trade in the following qualities of cotton:
- CmiA cotton (Cotton made in Africa)
- SCS cotton (Sub-Saharan Cotton Standard)
- CmiA Organic cotton (Cotton made in Africa Organic)
- CmiA/BCI cotton (any one of the three aforementioned types sold exclusively in a BCI production chain)
You need a partnership with us even if the only kind of CmiA cotton you sell is CmiA/BCI cotton.
Step Two: Purchasing CmiA Cotton
You must purchase CmiA cotton exclusively from verified cotton companies. There are no minimum or maximum amounts. Please regularly verify that the cotton company holds a valid verification certificate for the relevant harvest period, e.g. by checking our website. We cannot guarantee CmiA verification beyond the current certificate’s expiration date, for example for the purpose of drawing up futures contracts.
Step Three: Reporting
You submit a quarterly report accounting for all your CmiA cotton purchases and sales within CmiA and BCI production chains—covering all four listed qualities—to ATAKORA Fördergesellschaft GmbH, the marketing association of the Aid by Trade Foundation.